Teacher of PE
This vacancy has arisen because the current post holder has been appointed to a promoted role elsewhere.
St Bede’s has a fast developing Physical Education Department, which is well served by good facilities. On site there is a Sports Hall, a Gym, one purpose built dance studio, a PE Classroom, Astroturf, multipurpose grass pitch with 120m twelve lane running track and multipurpose outdoor courts serving netball, tennis and basketball. We have good partnerships with other schools and local clubs, and there are always opportunities to organise PE and sports activities at other venues.
The core aim of the Department is “Sport for all”, and we are focused on building our expertise so that all students will succeed in PE and carry their personal fitness forward into their adult lives. St Bede’s is proud to educate a significant number of elite athletes in the student body, including county and national performers. There are intensively focused and thriving school teams who compete in the area regularly in both girls’ and boys’ rugby, football, cricket, netball, badminton, rounders, athletics, gymnastics and trampolining.
The staffing of the department comprises the Head of Department, three other full-time staff, with one part-timer. Members of other departments at the school often assist with or lead after-school sports activities. The role being advertised at present is for a full time PE colleague who has capacity to teach to A' level & GCSE and who has a keen interest in football.
Core PE is delivered in Key Stage 3 and 4 to mixed ability and gender groups. The department currently has two year 11 G.C.S.E., (Edexcel) classes, and two year 10 as well as one Cambridge National Sports Science group. We teach A. level Physical Education, (OCR).
We have an opportunity for a full time teacher of PE to join us in January 2019. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, committed to extra-curricular sports provision and equally strong in the teaching of both practical and theoretical PE. In this instance, taking into account current staffing within the department, and because the role involves supervision of students in the changing rooms we have a genuine occupational requirement for the position to be filled by a male teacher.
The role is to teach across all Key Stages and both G.C.S.E and A' Level. An interest in social and cultural aspects of performance would be an advantage. The successful candidate would also take over the organisation of our football training and fixtures.
Why Work For Us?
St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'. The school is expanding to meet demand for places.
Teachers are well supported by senior leaders and are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles. NQTs benefit from a well established induction year programme, including mentoring, and further support during their second year in post.
There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities. Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups. We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.
The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.