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Head of Department: Personal, Social and Healthy Lifestyle Education

Job Title: Head of Department: Personal, Social and Healthy Lifestyle Education

Start Date: January 2022 (or sooner)

Deadline: 30 September - 09.00am

Interviews: tbc

Location: Welling School – City Region

Scale: Scale 4 - MPS/UPS (Outer London) plus TLR 2.2 £4975

Appointment: Full Time & Permanent 36 hours a week (39 weeks per year)


About Us

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.

Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them brings their own part to make up the Welling School Community. We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family. At Welling our shared values are to be:

  • Ambitious
  • Kind 
  • Active

See our website for further information about the school -

The Role

As part of our leadership expansion plans and our ambition to ensure a truly exceptional curriculum experience for our students, we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic colleague to join us as leader of Personal, Social and Healthy Lifestyle - the curriculum area responsible for the delivery of high quality PSHE and Citizenship education as well as the wider development of students’ mental health and well being and ability to make good choices in the way the lead their lives.

Bringing together PSHE and Citizenship you will have the chance to lead and manage a small group of staff delivering brilliant lessons to students across the age and ability range. It is our ambition to create a discrete department with a team of specialist teachers.

Our new Head of Department will be responsible for the development and delivery of the curriculum, ensuring our compliance with statutory areas and topics in each key stage and doing everything it takes to make sure our students are given every chance to develop as knowledgeable, confident members of society who have an understanding of the world around them and are keen to make a positive contribution and know how the lead healthy lives and enjoy healthy relationships.

As well as having an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point can make and sustain exceptional progress, our new leadership colleague will have a clear understanding of the critical role this area of the curriculum has in developing our students as tolerant, accepting and personable young people aware of British values.

Your previous experience as a leader is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and your ability to motivate and inspire those around you. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school leaders who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

As well as having a passion for young people and their futures our colleague will:

  • be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
  • be able to offer specialist support in English, Maths, Humanities or Science
  • have a commitment to your own professional development and learning how best to support students in being successful
  • understand the need to be creative and well prepared
  • bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
  • have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff
  • be emotionally intelligent, able to maintain a sense of calm and demonstrate excellent patience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with students across the full age and ability range.

Contact Information

Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR Adviser on 020 8304 8531 or email

Applications should be completed and returned to A job description and person specification can be provided at this time.

Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities: TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full-time, part-time, or on a flexible basis.

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