Egerton Rothesay School, Berkhamsted
Independent ages 6 – 19
An Inspiring School where pupils thrive
Co-Ed Physical Education Teacher
We are a highly supportive school with a mainstream curriculum and small classes drawing from a wide area seeking a teacher passionate about ensuring our pupils with Special Needs gain confidence, believe in themselves and achieve their very best.
The position would suit a new or experienced teacher with enthusiasm and drive and who would like to make a difference to our pupils, who have additional educational needs. Ideally candidates will have an interest in dance and netball as we would like to develop these areas across the school.
Egerton Rothesay School is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check.
For an application form and further details about the school please visit www.eger-roth.co.uk
Reports To Head of Physical Education
Main Purpose of Job
• To be an effective teacher of PE to pupils across the age and ability range with various needs.
• To contribute to the development of the department.
• To be an effective Form Tutor.
• To promote a healthy lifestyle
• To lead extra-curricular girls sport. Promoting and participation in fixtures and festivals for girls.
• To be responsible for Dance across the whole school
Main Responsibilities & Duties
The successful applicant will:
• have an involvement in the teaching of PE and Games across the school
• have a high level of commitment to Extra Curricular Activities
• promote high standards and be a good motivator of both individual pupils and teams
• have the ability to teach and coach at an appropriate level for all pupils taking into account their additional needs
• take a holistic approach to the Department’s sporting ethos
• have very high levels of organisational and administrative ability
• require good communication and leadership skills
• need a sense of humour and the ability to work in a busy environment
To be an effective teacher of PE to pupils across the age and ability range
• Lead by example – act as a positive role model to Pupils and be an effective teacher
• Plan and prepare effective lessons which meet the needs of all pupils.
• Ensure KS4/5 pupils’ work is marked regularly in accordance with the school’s Assessment & Reporting Policy.
• To use assessment to further improve pupils’ learning and to be able to report progress to the leader of the PE Department, the leadership team and to parents.
• Ensure high standards of behaviour through implementation of the school’s Behaviour Policy.
• Ensure other relevant school policies and procedures are adhered to.
• Take a lead in developing the schools Dance program
To contribute to the strategic development of the Department
• Contribute to the development of the PE Department and cross-curricular relationships.
• To take on a share of the responsibility for developing schemes of learning and learning resources in agreement with the Head of PE
• To undertake to improve own performance through sharing best practice with colleagues from the PE Department.
• Play a full part in the successful running of events organised by the department.
To be an effective tutor
• Ensure the agreed tutor time programme is carried out effectively, as specified by the Learning Base Leader, so that tutor time is used to support learning in lessons.
• Be the “first port of call” for Pupils with day-to-day pastoral issues.
• Support vulnerable pupils in the tutor and year group.
• Report to parents through the written tutor reports, appointments and through parent meetings.
Facts & Figures
• Number of teaching periods – maximum 25/30
Problem Solving & Creativity
• Be receptive to innovative ideas that offer developmental opportunities to the department
• Be creative in developing new initiatives that support identified whole school priorities and improve standards and achievement in the department and across the school.
• Be ready to deal with unexpected and urgent situations on a daily basis.
• Work to competing deadlines, prioritise and plan time carefully, identifying what outcomes will have the most impact on pupil progress.
• Work independently and take responsibility for decisions made within agreed good practice boundaries.
• Take appropriate actions to improve the behaviour and attainment of pupils.
• Two main hall areas, school fields, tennis / netball courts, Local Leisure Centre
• Access to office facilities, desk and computer.
Contacts & Relationships
The post holder will:
• Work closely with teachers and support staff at every level in the school; pupils, parents/carers to provide information and advice, direct, guide, motivate, monitor, praise and sanction.
In addition to the above responsibilities and duties the post holder will carry out the professional duties expected of all teachers as laid out in the Teachers’ Standards document 2012, and in the Egerton Rothesay Staff Handbook.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
See Person Specification