Girls' PE Teacher (Maternity), Bolton

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Canon Slade SchoolBolton
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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Between £22,917 and £38,633
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Girls PE Teacher (Maternity)

Full time, maternity contract

Salary: Qualified teaching pay scale between M1 and UPS3 (£22,917 and £38,633)

Contract start date:  1 September 2018

The Post

Canon Slade School are seeking to appoint a teacher of Girls Physical Education in this very popular and successful Church of England secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form) and would welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers who are looking to broaden their experience in an 11-18 school. This is a maternity contract which will start on 1 September 2018 and end on the return of the current post holder.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department. The candidate should be an excellent classroom practitioner, have enthusiasm for their subject and be capable of teaching examination PE across our full age and ability range including the Sixth Form. Knowledge of GCSE and BTEC PE would be desirable but not essential. A job description and person specification for this post are attached. 

The Department

At Canon Slade School we aim to produce confident, happy and successful young people who have developed learning skills and have experienced some success in a variety of experiences that will allow them to make a positive contribution to school and the community.

In September 2013 from the Ofsted schools competitive sports survey Canon Slade PE department was identified as being in the top 10 state schools nationally.

The department offers its students a very comprehensive programme of “Extra-Curricular Activities” and “Interform Activities” and is very proud of the fact that no one is precluded from all the activities available.

The school’s sports teams regularly compete to national level in six sports:

• Athletics

• Basketball

• Cross Country

• Football

• Swimming

• Tennis

The school has been National Champions in basketball, biathlon, cross country and tennis and in 2017 the School Sports Magazine survey identified Canon Slade PE department as being in the top 25 state schools in national competitions. The school has hosted English Schools National Cross Country events and Greater Manchester Cross Country championships. Canon Slade boasts its own Cross Country Course and in September 2018 will host the Northern Schools Cross Country race.

The department regularly achieves excellent results generally achieving 100% pass rate at AS Level, high 3 at A2 and 80% plus pass rate at GCSE. Canon Slade has one of the most successful 

A Level departments in the school with very knowledgeable staff having exam board experience.

The PE department offers the following facilities:

• Sports Hall (4 badminton courts)

• Gymnasium 

• Fitness suite 

• Outdoor tarmac area (5 tennis courts & 4 netball courts)

• Full size astro-turf

• 16m swimming pool

• Extensive fields (4 football pitches, rugby pitch, athletics areas, long and triple jump facilities and numerous rounders pitches)

Application information

If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking either ‘apply now’ or ‘how to apply’. This can be emailed to or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer. Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered. Please also write a letter of no more than two sides of A4 to explain why you are the best candidate for this post and what you would contribute to our school, with examples from your recent work if possible.

We will acknowledge all applications by email. If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The school has an Equal Opportunities policy. If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful. Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.

Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview. Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.

Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK. We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.

Closing date: Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 9.00am

Interview date: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Job location

More about Canon Slade School
Address: Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 333343