Teacher of PE and Science, Darlington

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Longfield AcademyDarlington

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers' Main/Upper range £23,720/£36,646 to £35,008/£39,406
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Job Title:       Teacher of PE and Science 

Responsible to:   Head of Department

Location:   Longfield Academy 

Aims of the Post:

To provide the highest quality of education, care and preparation for life for all pupils in the school in accordance with the Teachers’ Standards and school policy.

Main Responsibilities 


To work with the Head of Department and other colleagues in the development of appropriate syllabuses, materials, schemes of work and lesson plans, which should engage, stimulate and challenge pupils of all abilities, and should cater for all learning styles. This may include taking responsibility for particular courses

To ensure that all lessons are planned, prepared and delivered with clear differentiation to cater for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds whilst ensuring individual pupil progress

To share in the preparation and delivery of SMSC elements in all lessons across the curriculum

To employ a variety of interactive teaching methods appropriate to the age and ability of each individual pupil to promote a love of learning

To impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

To demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject

To reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

To set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired on a regular basis

To fully incorporate the teaching of skills including literacy, mathematics and communication into subject delivery

Assessment, feedback and tracking

To know, understand and undertake assessment for the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including fulfilling statutory assessment requirements

To give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback

To use relevant data and pupil tracking systems to monitor progress, set targets and plan subsequent lessons

To be accountable for pupil attainment, progress and outcomes within designated classes

To maintain appropriate records and to complete assessments, trackers and reports regarding pupils as required

Pupil Support, Welfare and Safeguarding

To be a form tutor to an assigned group of pupils and to promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and the tutor group as a whole

To be keenly aware of the responsibility for safeguarding children and to alert pastoral and other staff to problems arising with individual pupils

To demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected within the school community based on mutual respect between pupils and staff

To act as a positive role model for pupils, promoting appropriate behaviour for learning and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, attendance, standards of work and homework

To register pupils, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life

To ensure pupils comply with policies concerning the use of ICT equipment and observe good practice with regard to e-safety


To communicate effectively with parents and carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being

To develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support

To take part in communication, liaison and reward activities such as open evenings, academic mentoring days and presentation events

Personal Development and Effectiveness

To maintain an up to date knowledge of the subject and utilise a range of teaching methods in line with current research and acknowledged best practice

To engage actively in the Appraisal process, both as an appraiser or an appraise, with the aim of improving pupil outcomes and standards of teaching and learning in the school

To take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

To actively contribute to the wider life of the school by organising and running appropriate extra-curricular activities

To support and promote the ethos and wider life of the school and to make a contribution to this shared responsibility

To take reasonable care of one’s own health and safety and that of others and informing relevant staff of any concerns with regard to health and safety

To adhere to the policies and procedures of the school and Trust and ensure one’s individual performance and actions comply with these


To be informed about the financial basis of the operation of the school and to assist in seeking ways of deploying and maintaining resources to the maximum benefit of the pupils

To maintain the allocated teaching areas to ensure that they are well organised and conducive to a stimulating and exciting learning experience

To supervise the use and care of the School fabric and equipment by the pupils and to ensure their adherence to relevant health and safety regulations

This job description describes in general terms the normal duties which the post-holder will be expected to undertake and has been compiled with reference to the Teachers’ Standards.  The duties should not be considered as exhaustive and may vary or be added to from time to time without changing either the level of responsibility or the financial remuneration associated with this post.

We are passionate about safeguarding the welfare of pupils and maximising their life chances.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure 

Job location

More about Longfield Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Longfield Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 0HT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1325 380815