Teacher of PE, Reading

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The Wren SchoolReading
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A unique opportunity for an extraordinary Physical Education Teacher  

Are you looking to start or develop your teaching career in an innovative, creative and supportive environment? 

Would you like to be part of a growing and thriving school that moved into brand-new, purpose built accommodation in September 2018 and which boasts fantastic sporting facilities?  

Do you believe in working in partnership with families and the local community to enable each child to aim high?   

Are you passionate about the importance of continuing professional learning? 

Do you believe that each child’s journey of discovery should include learning life and academic skills in equal measure, preparing each child to thrive in our global society?   The Wren School does. 

The Wren School - a six form entry 11 - 18 secondary Free School that opened in West Reading in September 2015 currently caters for Year 7-10 students.  We pride ourselves on being a local school for the local community and our reputation is extremely positive.  We are delighted that in June 2018, in our first inspection, Ofsted considered The Wren School to be a ‘good’ school.  We are oversubscribed in Year 7 and 8.  Our new site has just opened and offers a fantastic learning environment.  The sports facilities include a sports hall, dance studio and fitness suite; in addition to this a 4G artificial pitch and MUGA are due to be completed in December 2018.  It is our ambition to create a happy and thriving school that will facilitate the growth and development of the community and we’re searching for exceptional people who will share our vision that: 

Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to ‘aim high’.

Subject teacher of Physical Education 

Working with our current teaching staff team, we are looking to appoint a subject teacher of PE to teach netball and to supervise the girls changing rooms, and welcome applications from NQTs.    

Our Key Stage 3 approach is a thematic one with an intention to achieve a smooth transition from Key stage 2.  We aim to develop skills for learning alongside the knowledge that will enable our learners to ‘aim high’ at GCSE and beyond.  Embarking on Year 9 study, our students commence GCSEs in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Citizenship; potential option subjects deliver GCSE-style taster modules in order to facilitate option choices that commence part-way through the year. 

In PE our programme at KS3 offers both theory and practical lessons; students participate in a double practical and single theory lesson each week and experience 2 sports within the week.  At KS4 students currently study the Cambridge National Sports Science course and/or receive 2 lessons per week of core PE.  Each year the department reviews the most suitable option of study for the KS4 cohort who opt to take the subject - either Cambridge Nationals or GCSE.  The successful candidate must be passionate about raising standards within all aspects of our broad and balanced curriculum.  

The department is proud of its growing extra-curricular programme.  The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and willing to contribute to this programme, which runs at both lunch time and after school.  It is desirable for the successful candidate to specialise in netball (with responsibility for the netball teams) and athletics. 

As a growing school The Wren School offers a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to building a successful department.   

If our vision and ethos match your own philosophy, then we hope you will be tempted to apply by downloading a recruitment pack and completing the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.   

Closing date for application is midday Monday 19th November 2018.  Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@wrenschool.org.  Interview date is Thursday 22nd November 2018.  



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Address: Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 958 5128