Head of physical education is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student's ability.
Academic & Extra-curricular pedagogic leadership:
Provide leadership by setting up processes for the broad philosophy & direction of the physical education department towards academic & extra- curricular goals.
Set a vision for the department, identifying appropriate standards & benchmarks.
Develop the curriculum for the program.
Empower the team of 22 PE teachers on the appropriate pedagogy and strategies to manage student learning effectively.
Assure holistic balance & developmental appropriateness at each class level.
Teaching & Learning:
Undertake a designated program of teaching across all key stages.
Ensure curriculum is designed that includes knowledge and skills in physical fitness and health education for individual, dual or team sports
Analyze, demonstrate, and explain basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
Establish and maintain standards of student behaviour to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
Lead, monitor and evaluate the assessment and feedback to students in line with whole school and PE department philosophy. Evaluates academic and social growth of students.
Provide appropriate safety instruction and make safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students
Develop a culture of high motivation, morale and performance.
Provide constant coaching and mentoring to teachers by conducting regular learning walks & actively observing teachers in the classrooms and field.
Plan appropriate professional development, effective orientation & mentoring of the new staff.
Ensure clear consistent reinforcement of established policies and procedures.
Logistics Leadership (Planning & Implementation)
Plan events ahead of time and implement clear procedures for every event, trips and activities.
Establish processes for co-creating a school wide calendar, facility plan, effective timetable & day plans with other leaders.
Manage department budgets â€“ proposal, approval, implementation, maintenance, consolidation & reporting. Ensure systems are in place for fiscally responsible procurement of resources
Hiring the best talent:
Create structures and processes to ensure that the school hires and retains the best talent.
Material Management & Resource Allocation:
Maintain current and correct inventories of all supplies and equipment of the physical education department.
Receive and check all orders and shipments of physical education supplies and equipment.
Our Current Priorities
Redesign the strategic road map for the Physical Education Department and explore integration of physical education with individual fitness, collaborations skills and other social skills .
Design and review a comprehensive sports curriculum to ensure inclusiveness and overall school fitness levels
Articulate clear physical fitness and sport standards and develop formative and summative assessment methods
Develop comprehensive dashboards and metrics to measure students learning progress at the individual and aggregate level
Use Physical Education as an intervention for behavioural issues in Children. Explore possibilities of integrating deep breathing exercises/yoga to develop coordination, concentration etc.
Minimum 5-6 years of experience in managing and leading Physical education programs in a school setting.
Proven skills and abilities in leadership, resourcefulness, flexibility and creativity in identifying innovative solutions
Is process focused. Has a bias in using data and metrics in decision making
Experience of leading, coaching or training other PE coaches/teachers.
About Heritage Xperiential Learning School, India
Heritage Xperiential Learning School is focused on deeper, authentic and inter-disciplinary learning. Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit private co-educational school, the school is a community of over 3000 students and an enviable student to staff ratio of 9:1. Although the school is just 14 years young, it is consistently been ranked among top ...10 day schools in India. Known for its progressive pedagogy and community bound curriculum, Heritage Xperiential is also one of the few inclusive schools in India with a well- integrated special needs program. Although the school offers 3 curricula (National Board, IGCSE and IBDP), it attempts to be curriculum agnostic through its own organically developed curriculum that stretches the boundaries of prescribed national and international curricula.
The last fourteen years have been a learning journey for the school. We are deeply inspired and committed to the philosophies of Kurt Han, Vygotsky, Rudolf Steiner, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, J Krishnamurthy. Our curriculum has been designed and curated organically over the years and reflects some of these core learning principles - for our Students, Parents and Teachers.