Teacher of Physical Education (Maternity Cover), Wardle, Rochdale

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Wardle AcademyWardle, Rochdale

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (£22,917 - £33,161)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Wardle Academy is part of the Wardle Trust and is located in a semi-rural setting serving the Pennine communities of Wardle, Dearnley, Littleborough and Smithy Bridge, although a number of students also travel from Todmorden and Rochdale. The school is situated close to the M62, with quick and easy access to both Leeds and Manchester. We aim to provide an excellent all-round education within a safe environment of modern facilities and resources. Our dedicated team of high quality teaching and associate staff raise the attainment and aspirations of our young people above and beyond national attainment. 

We are seeking a dynamic and talented Physical Education Teacher to join our vibrant and committed department.  

The successful candidate will have high academic and professional standards and be committed to building on the strength of the subject throughout the Academy. They will be confident in planning and delivering lessons across all year groups and a range of activities.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to our thriving extra curricular sports programme.  

Wardle Academy take great pride in their sporting success across the borough and the county. We are very successful in all sports including football, netball, swimming, cross country, athletics, handball, rowing, rounders, trampolining and boccia. We are borough champions in both league and cup across several year groups at the previous mentioned sports. Some of our teams represent Rochdale at county level and many of our pupils represent Greater Manchester in their chosen sports.   

You will be joining Wardle Academy at an exciting time as we enter a period of rapid improvement on our way to becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the future.  


  • Staff have the benefit of after-school access to our fitness gym
  • Free flu Injections 
  • Childcare voucher scheme 
  • Cycle scheme 
  • Support for professional qualifications  

We work closely with external groups such as the Rochdale Education and Learning (REAL) Trust, the Northern Alliance training network and the Rochdale Pioneer Trust to support and meet the training needs of all colleagues.  

At Wardle Academy we believe that every child has great potential and we want to work together, as a team, to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfil that potential. If you share this belief, and would like to play a key role in enhancing the lives of our students, then we want to hear from you. 

To apply for the post, please download the application form and supporting documentation and send completed applications to HR@wardletrust.co.uk 

The closing date for all applications is 10 am on 15 November 2017. 

Interviews will take place the week commencing 20 November 2017.  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is therefore subject to pre-employment checks including enhanced Disclosure and Barring and background check.

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More about Wardle Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 9RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1706 373911
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