Teacher of PE (maternity cover), Leeds 17

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The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds 17

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above average scales
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting temporary opportunity has arisen from September 2018 for a talented and inspirational teacher of Physical Education, with the flexibility within the department to teach predominantly boys’ classes. This post is temporary to cover maternity leave which is anticipated to be until mid May 2019. 

The PE and games department has a high profile and reputation for excellence with a very strong curricular and co-curricular programme, as well as a good academic record at Advanced level for those students who choose to pursue their studies in external examinations.   

Saturday and after-school fixtures (including training sessions) are a significant element in the success of our teams, with both ‘A' and ‘B’ team provision allowing for a large number of pupils and students to be included.  In recent years our teams have won seven national netball titles and one national rugby title, and have regularly progressed to compete in the finals of national competitions. On an individual level, our students have earned selection to county and national teams in netball, rugby, rounders, golf and table tennis.  

Our sports facilities are extensive with a 25m swimming pool, sports hall, squash courts and weight training room and outdoor facilities that include seven tennis and five netball courts, two astro turf flood-lit hockey pitches, an athletics track, 4 cricket pitches and nine rugby pitches.  The department is lively and innovative, with eleven dedicated staff members of staff, including a full-time sports technician.   

The successful candidate will have a strong background in major games and play a full part in this busy department including the extensive extra-curricular programme which includes regular after school and Saturday fixtures. Expertise in coaching, together with experience in teaching at least one of our major sports will be an advantage and the ability to teach PE to A level is desirable.    

Colleagues have the opportunity to participate in the wide range of co-curricular activities available within the school and to support the house system.  

There are also a range of generous non contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.  

Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website. www.gsal.org.uk 

Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.  

Closing date:  08:00 am on Friday 18 May 2018 

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 23 May 2018  

In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to see around the school and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All short listed candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.   

GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required. 

GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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More about The Grammar School at Leeds
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 229 1552
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