The school is looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic individual as a teacher of PE. The PE department is highly successful with many notable alumni with international honours – most recently World Champion Freestyle footballer Liv Cooke.
The important element within this role is the delivery of GCSE PE at KS4. The school seeks a candidate with excellent teaching skills able to deliver outstanding results for the theory content of PE. The person you will be covering is an outstanding classroom practitioner as well as coach and this will be an important quality we seek in a successful candidate.
We are looking to recruit the best teacher possible to this role whether they are an NQT or an experienced teacher looking for the opportunity to work in an outstanding department in an outstanding school.
This maternity post will be from January 2019 until October 2019 or until the return of the current postholder if earlier. The PE Department consists of five teaching staff and one full time technician. Two of our team have Head of House positions. The department has an excellent range of facilities including, gymnasium, newly built modern dance studio, full size 3G floodlit pitch, large fully equipped fitness suite, tennis and netball courts and multiple grass pitches on our grounds. At KS3 we teach a wide range of sports and activities including, football, netball, hockey, fitness, basketball, table tennis, handball, gymnastics and dance as well as others. At KS4 we offer OCR GCSE PE as an option and will be offering a vocational course as an alternative to GCSE PE. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities within the department and compete very strongly in local and county competitions. We endeavour to provide as much extra-curricular sport as is possible.
Staff at Balshaw's have an hour per week dedicated to Professional Development on a Monday evening. Balshaw's is also part of a number of local Teaching Alliance networks and staff both deliver training and are able to take part in training across this network. Staff are provided with laptop computers, have a dedicated staff-room and kitchen as well as a separate silent staff working room. Staff are able to benefit from the use of a fully equipped fitness suite.