This post offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference. The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded Outstanding.We are very proud of our achievements and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England. In addition, we were in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate. We have also regularly been in the top 10% nationally (out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us to ensure that in every way Bullers Wood remains an outstanding school at our next Ofsted inspection, and that every one of our students achieves and exceeds both their targets and expectations.
There is a strong tradition of PE teaching at Bullers Wood. The department is very successful and PE is a very popular A level choice.
The department is lively and forward-looking and is committed to achieving success for all its students.
On site there is a fully equipped gymnasium and a hard court area of four netball courts and a sports hall that was opened by Judith Oakes a former student of the school and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner in the shot putt. The Sports Hall is named The Oakes Centre.
The P.E. Department has a games field off site, a short walk from the school.
All staff are qualified and specialists in P.E. Staff are expected to teach across the full age range of the school form year 7-13. Experience of teaching A level and GCSE would be an advantage.
The Department meets regularly for meetings to discuss the policies of the school and department, and keep up to date and informed of national changes, as well as for general administrative purposes. The meetings are conducted in an open forum and all staff are encouraged to contribute to the discussion and to introduce new initiatives to the department. The department offers a wealth of experience and opportunities to further career development through school and Borough Inset programmes.
Key Stages 3
The main Year 7 & 8 activities in the Autumn and Spring Terms are games, netball, gymnastics, dance, trampolining and multi-skills. In Year 9 students are offered the choice to follow a GCSE introduction course giving an insight into some of the theory components of the course. During the Summer Term the main activities are athletics, tennis and striking and fielding skills. Year 7 and 8 students are streamed after an initial assessment in Year 7. In Year 9 students are then re-grouped in preparation for GCSE PE where they can then specialise on specific sports and activities.
Key Stage 4
The GCSE in Physical Education is well established in the school. The examination results have been consistently well above the National Averages. Key stage 4 students receive a choice of leadership or examination courses, in addition to having an option to follow core PE activities.
A level Physical Education is offered to students in the sixth form.
Extra Curricular Activities
The P.E. Department offers a full range of extra-curricular activities from netball and football teams, cross country, trampolining and gymnastics in the Autumn and Spring Terms to athletics, tennis, cricket and rounders in the Summer Term. Students are able to compete at various degrees of ability from Inter-house competitions to school leagues, regional and national level. Students are also able to take part in gym and dance festivals in Bromley and compete in the Bromley Schools’ trampolining competition. The level of expectation of teams is high.
The post holder will be expected to lead extracurricular activities.
Core purposes of post
•To provide positive support and guidance with regard to the personal, academic, social and moral development of all students.
•To provide a high quality educational experience for all students.
•To help the school achieve its purpose, aims and values
General Duties and Responsibilities
•To carry out the duties of a School Teacher as set out in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document.
•To continue to meet the Professional Standards for Teachers in England
•To follow school, faculty and departmental procedures and support the school ethos and adhere to school policies
•To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
•Be aware of and actively promote the school’s aims, values, priorities, targets and action plans
•Have a secure knowledge and understanding of specialist subject(s)
•Have a detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of the students’ National Curriculum and other statutory requirements.
•Understand progression in specialist subject(s)
•Cope securely with subject-related questions which students raise and know about students’ common misconceptions and mistakes in their specialist subject(s). Planning & setting expectations
•Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught as identified in the school’s Teaching & Learning policy
•Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning and motivation and set and monitor clear targets for students’ learning, building on prior attainment.
•Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, pace and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time
•Use teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources
•Participate in preparing and presenting students for public examinations
•Consistently apply the school’s Behaviour Management policy, encouraging positive behaviour, using the classroom code and taking appropriate action
•Take responsibility for own professional development and to keep up-to-date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects taught, within the context of the School Development Plan