Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated in Knowle, just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42, and only 3 miles from Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary, as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential.
A teacher with a passion for their subject is required to teach PE in this very popular & successful secondary school. All applicants should have high expectations of the learning and achievement of all students and be able to inspire commitment and enthusiasm through creative and interesting lessons across all Key Stages. PE is taught through Key Stages 3 to 5 and GCSE & BTEC Sport are extremely popular with students. The ability to teach A Level PE is desirable but not essential. The candidate appointed will be expected to contribute to the extensive extra-curricular activities run by the PE Department, which can sometimes include working on Saturdays.
The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and have a willingness to be creative and be able to inspire all students to reach their full potential in these curriculum areas. Applications are welcomed from NQTs and experienced practitioners.
The PE department currently has four full-time and five part-time members of staff.
The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2017, 84% of pupils gained A*-C/9-4 grades in 5 or more subjects with 84% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (66% gaining grade 5 or above). The Progress 8 measure rose from 0.27 to 0.37. 36% of GCSE grades awarded were at A*/A and 42% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level, 99% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of a B-.
The Academy offers CPD opportunities, childcare vouchers, pension and cycle to work scheme. Accolades include: International Schools Award, Healthy Schools Award, Careers Mark, Eco- Schools Award, and Safety Mark.
Further details are available to download from the TES website or our school website – www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/
Alternatively, you may contact Michele Bull, PA to Martin Murphy to request details. Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr M Murphy, Principal.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 15th January 2018.
Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.