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Teacher of PE - Female (Full Time, Temporary - one year)

Lord Lawson of Beamish AcademyGateshead

We wish to appoint a potentially outstanding teacher of PE - Female - from January 2022, to join our exciting and dynamic PE Department, initially on a one year contract.  

The successful candidate will teach students across the full age and ability range and will be expected to teach PE at KS3, KS4 and possibly at KS5.  GCSE PE and Cambridge National in Sport Science is extremely popular with students at KS4.

The Physical Education Department

Should you be successful, you will join a passionate, professional, forward thinking, exciting, flexible, and dynamic team of staff.  We are always striving for excellence and look for creative and exciting opportunities for our students and our colleagues.

Our staff are committed and passionate teachers, who look to improve the service we offer our students.  We have a five-year Scheme of Work where we look to engage, inspire and excite our students to develop, as a minimum, an active and healthy lifestyle, with the end goal of engendering a lifelong love of sport.

ECTs would be guided through their first years of teaching with a comprehensive package of support and mentoring through the Early Career Framework Programme. In addition to this, there are wide ranging professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.

The PE Department runs a strong extra-curricular programme; we firmly believe the opportunities we offer our students outside the 'normal' school day can boost their academic performance and broaden their social skills.  We encourage every one of our students to participate in these additional activities throughout the year.   

For further information, please refer to the job description and person specification that support this advert.

Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy is a successful and fully comprehensive school, well regarded by parents and the community.  We have approximately 1,400 students currently on roll, aged 11-19, with around two hundred students in the sixth form.   We received our Academy Order from the Secretary of State for Education in August 2011 and converted to an Academy on 1 March 2012.  We moved into brand new, custom designed and purpose built accommodation in September 2007. The building and environment are exceptionally well maintained and we have an Independent Learning Centre for the exclusive use of sixth form students.

We are affiliated to national organisations such as the Schools Students and Teachers network (SSAT) as well as having close links with other outstanding schools and colleges in the region.

The academy’s most recent Ofsted report stated that although the Academy requires improvement overall, sixth form provision is strong.  A more recent report states that students are well behaved and move calmly around the site.  The same report recognises the school has put in place initiatives which are beginning to lead to improvement. There is a comprehensive plan in place which we are confident will ensure we are judged good at our next inspection.

We are a happy, secure academy with a very welcoming and open approach.  We are determinedly professional, though, about raising achievement.  The successful applicant will have the personal skills to fit into this warm environment and must share our determination to drive up standards in our students.  Everything we do is designed to make students feel confident, secure, well supported and happy during their time at Lord Lawson of Beamish.  

We are committed to improving our skills and offer a wide range of professional development opportunities for staff.  Many of our staff go on to promoted posts within the academy and elsewhere.

The academy is organised on a year base system and all teaching staff, except those on the senior leadership team, will join a year base and become a tutor in our pastoral system.  This gives new staff the opportunity to meet staff from across a range of subjects and to work closely with a small group of students for the duration of their statutory period of education.

The Application

Shortlisting will be carried out according to criteria which will be assessed using the completed application form and the letter of application that should accompany it.  In this letter it would be helpful if you describe the core beliefs which shape your approach to teaching and learning, the impact you have had in your own classroom, and the impact you have had on the practice of other teachers.  In essence, we want to know what you can offer our academy and our students.

The Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email/phone as soon as possible.  We have yet to finalise the arrangements for the interview, but it is expected that the interview will take place on Friday 10 December 2021 and will last for one day.

The interview will be designed to give candidates every possible opportunity to demonstrate their strengths.  It will certainly include an element of interactive work with students which will be signalled clearly in the letter inviting candidates for interview. Interviews will be subject to COVID-19 Regulations in place at this time.

For further information or an application pack please email:

Completed application forms must be returned to: no later than 9:00am on Wednesday 8 December 2021.

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