Apply by: 9am on Thursday 26th April 2018
Job Start: 1 September 2018
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 30th April
Salary: TMS or UPS, as appropriate
Didcot Girls’ School – Committed to Excellence
‘Staff have exceptional opportunities for professional development. Staff feel valued and really like working in the school. Morale is very high.' Ofsted, December 2015
Teacher of PE
We seek an inspirational PE Teacher who is full of energy and infectious enthusiasm for their subject and who wants to make a real difference to young people’s lives. Didcot Girls’ School was evaluated as Outstanding by Ofsted in December 2015: we are committed to providing an excellent all girls’ education which enables our students to become resilient, confident and articulate future leaders – who love Sport! Our emphasis is on achieving outstanding academic results whilst providing students with a rich curriculum that offers engaging opportunities to apply PE in context.
We welcome applications from newly qualified teachers as well as more experienced teachers. This is an excellent opportunity to join a high performing PE team in an exciting school. With a strong emphasis on CPD and a culture of collaboration, we offer a supportive and dynamic environment in which to develop and further your career. A pastoral leadership role, as Head of Year, may be available for the right candidate.
GCSE results this summer were superb once more, placing the school in the top 20% of schools nationally for both progress (Progress 8 of +0.34) and attainment. 74% of our Year 11 students achieved a Grade 9 - 4 (equivalent of Grade C) and above in English and Maths. Results at the highest levels are also outstanding across all subjects and 31 students achieved 6 or more grades at A*/A or grade 7-9. Results are similarly strong in PE: 85% of Year 11 students achieved an A*-C grade or higher last summer, 20% above the national average, and we predict similar success for this summer.
We work in partnership with St Birinus, the boys’ school in Didcot, in our multi-academy trust, the Ridgeway Education Trust, and we share a large mixed sixth form of some 300 students with the boys’ school. A Level PE is very popular and taught successfully across both sites. Our Teaching School offers exciting opportunities for staff to develop their careers as Specialist Leaders in Education leading school to school support and CPD.
If you share our growth mindset approach to both learning and life then we would love to hear from you. Further information is available from the Head of School’s PA, Frances Adley at email@example.com
Didcot Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.