Teacher of Physical Education, Barking

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Eastbury Community SchoolBarking
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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Required from January   

Temporary (maternity cover) two terms 

MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance  

Roll 1800 (Oversubscribed)

Excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher, in a successful, well ordered, and inclusive 3-19 all through school. We are at the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London East, an area undergoing significant regeneration and building affordable homes. We have just celebrated a highly successful OFSTED and record breaking public examination results in 2018 with many pupils achieving top grades at both GCSE and A level. 

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals are empowered to produce their best work in brand new purpose built accommodation.  

The school is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Barking tube and mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street station) and is easily accessible by road.

We are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious professional who is motivated to make a difference to the life chances of young people. The post would suit a team player who is committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.    

We have the highest expectations of everyone and can offer  

• Highly aspirational pupils who are eager to learn 

• A highly supportive school in which teaching and learning is the key priority, and staff are provided with the time and coaching needed to be successful. 

At Eastbury, we have a very committed and well-resourced Physical Education department, which has expanded significantly over the last year. Physical Education is taught through all 3 key stages and is a popular examination option at key stage 4 and 5. The department consists of inspiring and supportive colleagues who strive for excellence through engaging and thought provoking lessons. At both GCSE and A-level, our teachers prioritise supporting pupils to make the best possible progress using a variety of teaching and learning strategies.

At Eastbury, all students in KS3 and KS4 have two hours timetabled physical education a week, where they participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities throughout the year. Students learn about and develop skills, techniques and tactics, while also taking on roles and responsibilities within lessons such as coaching, officiating and evaluating performance. 

Our GCSE course follows the AQA specification, which requires students to study Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Movement Analysis, Physical Training, Sports Psychology, Socio-cultural influences, Health, Fitness and Well-bring and Practical Performance. GCSE results this summer were excellent, exceeding expected targets, with a high percentage of students surpassing their expected grades. PE and Sport have always been a popular subject in the Sixth Form.   

We currently offer A-level Physical Education, following the OCR Specification We anticipate that our numbers will increase even further due to the opportunity to study the course at GCSE. Students will study Applied Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Skill Acquisition, Sports Psychology, Sport and Society and Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity and Sport. The success of this department is evident through many students choosing to continue the subject at university.   

In addition, we have an extensive extra-curricular offer with both competitive sports teams and recreational sports clubs and physical activities, which run before and after school and during break and lunch times. Our teams and performers have been successful across a range of sports on a local, regional, national and international level. 

The PE department is a very cohesive department with outstanding and experienced teachers, excellent schemes of work and fully established assessments. There is a strong sense of teamwork that is passed on to the students and contributes to their views and positive experiences whilst studying PE. 

For full details of the post and an application form please visit the school website www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk and return the application form to the Headteacher’s PA, Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk.   The closing date for applications is Friday 15 November and interviews will be held w/c 26 November 2018. 

Eastbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young  people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS checks.  CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered.

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More about Eastbury Community School
Address: Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 507 4500