Teacher of Junior School Physical Education, Reading

Closing date:New this week

The Abbey School ReadingReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Scale, enhanced by The Abbey School Allowance, Pro rated accordingly
Contract term: Permanent

Teacher of Junior School Physical Education 

Reports To:     Head of Whole School PE

Location:         The Abbey Junior School

Dimensions:    Permanent, Part Time (3 days per week)

The Abbey School is a selective IAPS girls’ school which prides itself at every stage on its high standards in all areas of pastoral care, the curriculum and beyond.  The Junior School (currently approx 370 girls aged 3-11 years) is located a short distance from the Senior School and is very well resourced.  Our dedicated and creative staff and well behaved and enthusiastic pupils, make it an excellent environment in which committed teachers can flourish and contribute in their individual ways to a varied and colourful curricular and extra-curricular programme. There is a nurturing, vibrant and purposeful atmosphere where girls are keen to learn and to succeed.  


We seek an experienced, dedicated, enthusiastic and confident PE teacher to join our vibrant department.  Applications are welcomed from candidates seeking to take on more responsibility and continue their professional development. 

This post would suit a dynamic and well qualified Physical Education teacher with strong experience in swimming as well as either hockey, football or cricket. A firm commitment to helping our girls to grow in confidence, skills and knowledge within a caring, nurturing environment is essential. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and energetic PE teacher, with excellent leadership and organisational skills. The successful candidate will need to be a self-aware, reflective and caring professional with high expectations of pupil’s sporting attainment and be able to form excellent relationships with parents, pupils and colleagues. Experience of the independent sector would be an advantage.

The Junior School has its own well-equipped gymnasium, netball courts and small all-weather pitch. In addition, Junior School girls use the indoor 25m swimming pool and full size all-weather hockey pitch at the Senior School. The successful candidate should be committed to teaching all ages from 4-11, with the ability to encourage, enthuse and inspire pupils through participation in physical activity, building upon the strength of the subject throughout the school. A confidence in teaching and umpiring hockey and netball as well as a flair for gymnastics and dance at KS2 would be ideal. 

Full job description attached.

Salary and Benefits

The salary, according to qualifications and experience, follows the Teachers Pay Scale, enhanced by The Abbey School Allowance. This will be pro rated accordingly.

Lunch will be provided.

Staff fee concession is available to employees’ daughters who satisfy the entrance requirements and for whom there is a place available.  


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Terms of Employment

Under current legislation, we are required to advise applicants that this appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure.  Details of any criminal record (spent or unspent, due to exemption from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) must be disclosed at interview.  Only relevant convictions and other information will be taken into account so disclosure need not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position at this School.  A copy of the Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy and the Criminal Records Bureau Code of Practice are available on request.  For further information, contact the Criminal Records Bureau on 0870 9090 811 or visit the Disclosure website at: www.disclosure.gov.uk  

To find out more and apply please visit our recruitment portal via our website.   https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/theabbey/vms/e/careers/search/new

Closing date for applications:     Friday 10th April 2020

Interviews to be held:    As soon as possible and may be via Skype

Please complete the application online giving full contact details for at least two referees (including contact email addresses).  Please include a covering letter and CV online.

For enquires please contact:  recruitment@theabbey.co.uk 

More about The Abbey School Reading
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: 17 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9872256
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The Abbey is a vibrant and welcoming community of almost 1,070 girls aged 3-18 years. Academic excellence is achieved in an environment that is diverse, inclusive and energetic, while an exceptional extra-curricular programme enables girls to develop...