Teacher of Physical Education
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MPS/UPS: £24,373 - £40,490 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience.
Hours per week:
Full time as in accordance with the Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.
Schools - Teaching
St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE.
This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.
St Mary's Catholic School
Benton Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Number on Roll c.1425
Headteacher: J Foster.
Fixed term for 1 year.
Required for September 2020.
The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Teacher of Physical Education (PE) to contribute to our flourishing PE department. The role may appeal to candidates seeking their first teaching post or, equally, to recently qualified or more experienced teachers, looking to develop further in an outstanding school. This post is for one year fixed-term, but there may be a need for a permanent Teacher of PE from September 2021.
St Mary’s is a great place to work and provides excellent job satisfaction, as it is a very supportive environment. We provide excellent CPD for NQTs and recently qualified teachers, as well as on-going training for more experienced teachers. There are opportunities for teachers at all levels to help develop teaching and learning across the school, working collaboratively with teachers from other departments, whether as coaches, researchers or SLEs. The working environment is, therefore, a very stimulating one for all staff and is an added attraction of this post
St Mary’s is a very successful, popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have around 1,200 students in the main school and our Sixth Form, of over 220, is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years.
In addition, we are a Teaching School, increasingly engaged in school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.
At St Mary’s, Physical Education is a well-established and highly respected department with excellent results. Recent highlights include:-
• 35% of GCSE PE students achieved at least a grade 7 in 2019, well above the national average of 20%
• 76% of GCSE PE students achieved at least a grade 5 in 2019, well above the national average of 56%
• 80% of Level 2 BTEC Sport students achieved at least a Merit in 2019
• 84% of A Level PE students achieved a grade A*-C over the past 4 years and 55% A*-B
Leadership, teaching and the climate for learning in Physical Education are all outstanding, as they are across the whole school.
Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a teacher with:-
• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher
• The ability to promote a love of learning Physical Education in our students.
Application packs are available to download from our school website, or by e-mailing the Director of Finance and Support Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Patterson, Deputy Headteacher or Suzanne Fisher, Senior Assistant Headteacher on 0191 215 3260.
Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 8 June 2020.
Interviews may be conducted online following shortlisting, given the current restrictions.
The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.