Teacher of Girls' PE, Essex

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The King John SchoolEssex

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Range (salary dependent on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Girls’ PE

Full time

Main/Upper Pay Range (salary dependent on experience)

Required: January 2020

From January 2020 we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified PE teacher, who will enjoy working in a school that values and delivers excellent professional development.  The successful candidate will be capable of inspiring students through their passion for the subject, and have a firm belief in the potential of all students.  

The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 420 are in the sixth form.  The school is exceptionally proud of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school.  Our results are consistently strong and over 77% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2019.

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 54% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. We are in the top 15% of the country for A-level outcomes compared to 2817 schools and colleges.  

PE is taught from KS3 to KS5 and is a very successful option at GCSE producing consistently excellent results with vocational sport courses being delivered as well at KS4 and KS5.  We are looking for someone with excellent subject knowledge in PE who is keen to try new ideas in a supportive environment.  There is an extra-curricular PE programme in place where teams regularly compete locally, regionally and nationally.  The successful candidate must be willing to fully commit to before school, lunchtime and afterschool extra-curricular commitments.  Student results in 2019 were 100% (grade 4 or above) at GCSE and 100% A* - C at A Level.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all.  Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students’ motivation, confidence and intelligence.  The school invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end the extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us.   We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best.

Our school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. We offer free healthcare through the Benenden Healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated and experienced hardworking team of staff
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and talented students
  • The opportunity to develop within a highly effective multi academy trust

You will need to:

  • Possess good behaviour management skills
  • Be a good and effective communicator at all levels
  • Be open minded, creative and inspirational in your style of teaching
  • Commit to working collaboratively with colleagues and students 
  • Utilise a variety of teaching methods and ensure that your lessons are engaging at all levels

Applications are welcome from experienced colleagues who are looking for a change or newly qualified teachers who are starting on their career path.  For anyone considering returning to teaching you will be fully supported back into the classroom.  We offer excellent NQT support including a bespoke programme of training and mentors.   

For further information please contact Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: tanyab@thekjs.com or alternatively  to download an applicant form please visit www.thekjs.essex.sch.uk/about/recruitment/  

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response.  Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday, 13 October 2019

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust



More about The King John School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 558284
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The King John School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of 2000 students, of which 450 are in the sixth form.  We are one of the highest performing schools in the country. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, and has bee...