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Teacher of PE (Maternity Cover)

Forest AcademyRedbridge

Teacher of PE (Maternity Cover)


Potential HOY role for suitably qualified/experienced candidates. 

Required: April 2022 

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Early applications encouraged. 


Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a Teacher of Physical Education at the Forest Academy.  The Forest Academy is on an exciting journey, and we are looking for a teacher who is committed to making a difference to the lives of our students.  We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher who is ambitious and has a real passion for their subject.  The successful applicant will have high expectations, and will be a reflective practitioner who is always keen to develop and improve their teaching.  They will appreciate their role in helping our students to have high aspirations, and they will share our belief that our students deserve an exceptional curriculum and the very best teaching.  They will, like us, believe in our students.   


Students enjoy studying Physical Education at The Forest Academy, and the department consistently produces improving results at KS4 & KS5. For KS4 & KS5 we deliver Pearson BTEC Level 2 & 3 Sport as opposed to GCSE or A-Level.  Our focus in Physical Education is to provide a safe and fun environment where all students can thrive and can develop the tools to help them move towards a career in sport.  We are currently working through major improvements to the PE curriculum, in line with the schools focus on “Great Teaching and Learning”.  Ability and experience of teaching Netball, Dance and someone who has a drive and focus for extra-curricular activities would be desirable. 

About TFA

The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School, North East London Teaching Alliance (NELTA) and Beacon Business Innovation Hub (BBIH). TFA is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge.

TFA and Beal sixth forms amalgamated in September 2018. The 6th form is co-located at TFA and Beal High School, with c. 250 6th form students based at TFA. 

Why choose TFA? 

  • A small, caring and welcoming community school 
  • High expectations of all and where all students are entitled to consistent high quality learning experiences 
  • A committed and dedicated staff working hard to shape the lives of the young people who come to our school 
  • High quality CPD offer, through our partnerships with NELTA, Beal High School and other partnerships 
  • Beal High School sixth form is part co-located at TFA, thus the opportunity work to support students within the sixth form

We welcome initial expressions of interest and discussions about the role. Please email marking the email ‘FAO The Principal’ if you wish to book a telephone call. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:  

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 
  • BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS (with list checks) and satisfactory references.

For more information and an application form please visit our website  and forward your application to  

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible

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