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Sports Development Officer - Full-time

Leigh Academy Tonbridge, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5455-413S
  • Posted:13/11/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £20,208 per annum
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:11/12/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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This vacancy is advertised on behalf of The Leigh Academy Tonbridge School Sports Partnership.

The Leigh Academy Tonbridge School Sports Partnership (LATonSSP) is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic Sports Development Officer to support the progression and development of physical education and school sport within the LATonSSP.

Operating from Leigh Academy Tonbridge, the successful candidate will support in the delivery of the school sport partnership PE programme, develop an extensive school sport offer and assist in the facilitation of events, festivals and community driven projects to raise standards and enhance the school’s physical activity opportunities. The role is mobile, moving between various primary schools across the West Kent area.

We believe that these opportunities will:

  • Have clear education value
  • Be inclusive and easily accessible to all children
  • Encourage aspiration and achievement
  • Inspire and motivate
  • Provide a varied array of activities
  • Value participation regardless of ability
  • Encourage and support progression to higher levels of performance as appropriate
  • Provide opportunities for competition and various levels
  • Encourage positive personal and social values such as teamwork, self-esteem and self-awareness
  • Promote responsibility as a citizen and develop leadership

This is a permanent role offering an actual salary £20,208 per annum (£25,378 full time equivalent), based on 35 hours per week, Term Time only.

 

 

About LATonSSP: LATonSSP is committed to providing high quality physical education sporting opportunities across the schools within the local area. We currently work with 75 schools across Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook supporting these schools in a number of ways that are appropriate and applicable to them.

The partnership delivers the national School Games programme, and offers a comprehensive buy-in scheme to support primary schools achieve the recommended outcomes of the PE and School Sport premium funding. The School Sports Partnership also works with National Governing Bodies and other agencies assisting the development of coaches, officials, volunteers and the wider workforce. We have earned a great reputation and constantly strive to improve on the service we deliver.

We believe that participation in high quality PE and Sport is valuable in its own right because of the specific educational outcomes and the personal, social and health benefits. It is also a very effective means of engaging young people in their broader learning, by raising aspirations, providing motivation and promoting behaviours that lead to higher levels of attainment across the full range of school subjects.

Our vision is “to provide every child with equal access to high quality PE, School Sport opportunities and Physical Activity programmes that are inclusive, safe, challenging, progressive and enjoyable.”

 

Information about the school

‘Behaviour and attitudes are exceptional’ Ofsted, 2022.

‘Staff are proud to work at the school. There is a strong culture of collaboration and sharing.’

The school’s small size means that all pupils are known, valued and nurtured.’

'Senior Leaders have a passionate and ambitious vision about providing high-quality education for all pupils at the school…senior leaders are relentless about raising standards and maintaining high expectations by keeping a high profile around the school.’

Joining us at Leigh Academy Tonbridge: Building on the strengths of our legacy school, Hayesbrook Academy, Leigh Academy Tonbridge will open our doors to the first cohort of year 7 students, including boys and girls, for September 2023.

Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.

Since being the first school in West Kent to gain Academy Status in 2010, the academy led the way in achieving excellent standards and in creating a multi-academy Trust. We were graded ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The academic success and high standards have continued and inspections in 2013, 2017 and most recently in December 2022, found the school to be ‘good’ overall but recognised students’ behaviour and attitudes as ‘exceptional’ (graded as ‘outstanding’). Furthermore, the inspection recognised strengths in reading and literacy; careers provision; teachers’ subject knowledge; the support provided by the trust and the governing body; as well as identifying the ‘meticulous’ arrangements for safeguarding. The report also recognised “Senior leaders are relentless about raising standards and maintaining high expectations…”.

The Academy grows, adapts and thrives with each new cohort of students that are welcomed here every September and our recent move to Leigh Academies Trust has strengthened the academy’s ability to deliver the very best for our pupils.

Please find our Trusts Vision: https://vision2030.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Talent Team
  • Address:Brook Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PH
  • Telephone: 01634 412200
  • Email: office@latrust.org.uk

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.