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Teacher of PE (plus second subject)

Ashlyns SchoolHertfordshire

Our cohesive and supportive PE department achieves excellent results and has an opportunity for a colleague to join the team from September 2021 (possible July start for NQTs). The ability to teach a second subject would be advantageous. Please note we will consider Full or Part Time applications.

The PE Faculty has truly outstanding facilities, benefiting from a new Sports Hall with a fully equipped gym and dance studio, pump track, all-weather 3G Astro pitch, extensive playing fields, athletics facilities, and new tennis/ netball courts. Students follow the Edexcel course and PE is a popular subject at GCSE and A-Level.

The team is friendly, supportive, and committed to promoting leadership, communication, and motivation through sport. Ashlyns was recently named Sports Leaders Academy of the year. The department has a strong ethos of sport for all; providing a variety of opportunities for all abilities to develop a love of a healthy, active lifestyle and a lifelong interest in exercise: clubs run at lunchtimes and after school, and fixtures run all year round with the school achieving district and county titles.

Ashlyns is an over-subscribed school that achieves excellent results at KS4 and KS5. We have fantastic facilities and rich history and ethos - students and staff are incredibly proud of their school. The attached application booklet gives more information about life at Ashlyns and why it's a superb place to teach and work.  

The successful candidate will be committed to raising achievement and delivering excellent teaching and learning. With great career opportunities and a dynamic environment for learning, we invite applications from NQTs as well as more experienced colleagues.  

We would be delighted to show you around our school. Please contact Clare Richardson, HR Officer, to arrange an appointment: Clare Richardson / 01442 863 605 You may also be interested to see the tours and videos available on our Open Evening page.

A full recruitment information booklet is attached; please don’t hesitate to contact Clare Richardson if you have any queries.

Key dates:

Application closes: Noon, 12th April 2021

Interviews: Shortly after the closing date

To apply: Please use the 'apply for this job' button to apply online. Please note late applications will not be accepted.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Ashlyns School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable.

All new employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be updated regularly in line with statutory guidance. As an equal opportunities employer, Ashlyns School is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Ashlyns School. We operate an anonymised shortlisting process.

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school in the historic market town of Berkhamsted. Set in magnificent grounds, the school blends beautiful listed buildings with a modern and exciting development. It has undergone significant refurbishment in recent years with continuing improvements in progress as we expanded to eight forms of entry in September 2017.  

The school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018 and is focused on rapid improvement in results with the aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’ at our next inspection. We would encourage applicants to read the report, which can be found on the school website (

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