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Teacher of Girls' Physical Education (Maternity Cover), Barking and Dagenham

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Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

Salary: MPS (Inner London)

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Maternity Cover

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Start date: 4th January 2021

Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required for January 2021, we are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher of Girls' Physical Education to join our successful 11-18, mixed school (maternity cover). The successful candidate will work within a generous PE structure under a Director of Sport. They will be expected to contribute to the school's extensive extra-curricular programme, which includes running clubs, fixtures and organising sporting events (Covid regulations permitting).

The PE department at Robert Clack School has built an excellent reputation for increasing the physical activity levels of our pupils, and we pride ourselves on the achievements and performances of all of our students. KS3 pupils participate in two PE lessons per week. We deliver a winter and a summer programme of sporting activities. PE is delivered to all pupils at KS4 as part of the core curriculum. In addition, KS4 pupils are given the option to study for the Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies (GCSE Option). At KS5, pupils have the option to study for the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Activity.

You must be passionate about teaching and you will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the department in planning and delivering lessons across a range of ages and abilities. You must be committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning, while promoting outstanding progress for all pupils. We will consider applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers. The right candidate for us will be someone who can demonstrate:-

• UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS);

• Experience and knowledge of teaching Physical Education within a secondary school (ages 11-18);

• Good subject and curriculum knowledge, particularly Netball, Rugby or Athletics;

• Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• A motivator by example to pupils, staff and parents;

• An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.

Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and is soon to become one of the largest schools in the UK.

Reasons to join us:-

Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Our most recent GCSE results are the best the school has ever achieved on the key headline measures. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage. At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries.

Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

Professional Advancement: We believe in training and developing teachers and support staff. The majority of our teachers trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher. If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop at Robert Clack School.


To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website. If you would like to apply for this position please refer to the Job Description, Person Specification and download the application form, which is available with the TES. Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to:

CVs only will not be accepted. They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.

Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


More about Robert Clack School of Science

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: Secondary with sixth form

Funding status: State - Community

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 11 - 18 years

Denomination: Non-denominational

Address: (B) Upper Site, Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1JU, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 20 82704200


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Robert Clack School is immensely proud of its excellent reputation in providing the highest quality education to its pupils.  We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced education, one which appreciates the importance of academic qualifi...