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Teacher of PE (maternity cover), Cheshire East

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Macclesfield AcademyCheshire East

Salary: M1-M6

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Maternity Cover

Date Posted:

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Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Academy is a successful and expanding 11-16 school serving a diverse community in South Macclesfield. We opened in 2011 following the closure of Macclesfield High School. Whereas our predecessor school was in an OFSTED category and the National Challenge, in 2014 the Academy was judged to be Good in all aspects and, on the basis of the 2015 results, received an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for exceptional exam results. Our numbers rose by almost 100 between September 2015 and September 2016 and we were oversubscribed again in 2017 and 2018.

In October 2017, we were inspected again and, largely on the basis of the outcomes for our disadvantaged students in 2017, we were judged to require improvement. Although our inspection in February and March 2020 confirmed that we had addressed all of the issued raised in 2017, inspectors concluded that the academy still required improvement on the grounds that there were deficiencies in our curriculum which had previously been consistently commended in previous inspections. We have a focused action plan in place to address these issues and we aim to return to a grade of at least Good at our next inspection.

Our central vision remains exactly the same. We want to create an outstanding small school: a welcoming community where every child is loved and cared for and where all our students succeed because of the way we personalise the curriculum to provide an enriched experience for each individual. Our vision and values are set out in more detail in the “about us” section of our website at

We require from 1st January 2021 (or earlier if possible) (maternity cover):

We are looking to appoint a high quality PE teacher who is fully committed to the aims and values of the Academy, who will make an excellent form tutor and who will contribute to our enrichment programme. This post could represent an excellent opportunity for a Newly Qualified teacher but we would also welcome applications from more experienced colleagues. In a small school, wholehearted commitment to our extracurricular programme is essential so that we have a range of activities on offer throughout the week. The ability to teach BTEC sport is also essential. Claire Jerome, our Subject leader for PE who is going on maternity leave, is also our Key Stage 4 pastoral leader. Her timetable is reduced to allow time for these responsibilities. Although her maternity cover will be a full time post, this will include a proportion of lesson cover which could be in other subjects of the curriculum.

Our Subject Leader for PE, Miss Claire Jerome will be happy to answer any questions you may have. She can be contacted on

Application is by the Academy form or the TES standard application form and should include a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the requirements for the post. The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Friday 27th November 2020. Applications for this post must be made using the appropriate forms and sent by email only to: Curricula vitae or open testimonials will not be considered.

Applications for this post must be made using the appropriate forms (including the Equal Opportunities and Confidential Details forms) and sent by email only to: Curricula vitae or open testimonials will not be considered.

Our pay policy makes it clear that we do not automatically replicate the salaries that teachers have earned in previous posts and we expect to appoint to M1-M6 in the first instance. However, in the case of a teacher with a proven track record of exam success or other exceptional qualities, we would be prepared to appoint onto the Upper Pay Spine.

Further details are available on the Academy website at


Applications closed

More about Macclesfield Academy

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: Secondary

Funding status: State - Academy

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 11 - 16 years

Address: Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8JR, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1625 383 100


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