Physical Education Teacher & Head of Year, Poole

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Poole High SchoolPoole

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,917 - £33,492 + TLR 2.2 £4,443
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a teacher of Physical Education with the opportunity of an additional responsibility of Head of Year to join our team from September 2018, teaching within a highly professional and supportive environment. If you would welcome the opportunity to work with us to enable all our students reach their full potential, then we would like to hear from you. 

This is a thriving department. The Physical Education curriculum offered at Poole High School to our students is wide and varied. Our excellent facilities include 2 Rugby pitches, 4 Football pitches / large Sports Hall, Dance studio, newly furnished Fitness Suite, Climbing Wall, BMX track, Gymnasium, 9 tarmac Tennis courts, 3 Cricket nets and a Swimming pool. Our team of 14 staff offer an extensive extra-curricular program. We have an exceptionally high uptake of students onto our GCSE / BTEC courses and ‘A’ level courses. We consistently get 15+ students opting onto our ‘A’ level course and 35 + opting to sit our BTEC courses in September. 

Poole High School is an 11-19 comprehensive school serving families throughout the historic town of Poole. As the largest school in this selective catchment, we pride ourselves on the fact that all students thrive in this caring and collaborative team.  Our students are well motivated and co-operative, and the team spirit in this large school is second to none.

Our students are well motivated and examination performance at Key Stages 4 and 5 has rapidly progressed over the last 5 years. This year, we achieved the school’s best ever GCSE results and were placed first in the post 16 league table in Poole for value added. Consequently, we are within the top 25% of schools nationally at KS4 and KS5 for progress and Poole local authority is in the top decile nationally for attainment 8.   

Results in the Physical Education department compare extremely favourably to National averages, even within an area where Grammar schools select the most able students. Last summer 72% of our students attained a grade C or above; with 48% achieving an A*- B grade. Our AS results have been judged by Alps score as 3 (excellent) and our A2 results have risen year on year and is currently a 2 (outstanding). Our BTEC Sport results at KS4 and 5 are fantastic. Needless to say we have enjoyed good success at all levels.


The school has delightful landscaped grounds and is very well resourced, being located at the heart of the town with excellent access by road and public transport. The quality of life in Poole is good and there is easy access to diverse range of cultural and scenic attractions.

Why work for Poole High School?

Excellent support from SLT

CPD opportunities

Excellent modern facilities and scenic grounds

Beautiful coastal location

Free use of the gym & swimming pool

Free parking



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1202 666988
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Poole High School is an oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school serving families throughout the historic town of Poole. The school has recently benefitted from an extensive programme of new buildings and refurbishment and is set within attractive l...