Teacher of Physical Education, Cheshire West and Chester

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The Grange SchoolCheshire West and Chester

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Grange Senior School are seeking to recruit a Teacher of Physical Education (to include Girls' Games - a hockey specialist would be an advantage) on a full time and permanent basis.

The Role

To teach Physical Education throughout the Senior School including A Level, in an interesting and dynamic fashion; in order to ensure each student achieves the best possible outcome in the subject. To lead the Hockey programme to ensure full participation at all levels of competition. To support the school’s aims and objectives and to contribute to the review and development of policies and guidelines in order to ensure and maintain best practice and promote the highest standards of achievement and well-being of students and colleagues. To promote PE and sport to both internal and external audiences. 


The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher. 

Teaching Responsibilities 

• Planning and thoroughly preparing lessons for PE/Games.

• Creating a diverse 

• Establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning.

• Maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND Coordinator.

• Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule.

• Ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set.

• Promoting independent learning.

• Assisting individual pupils to maximise their potential.

• In each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

• To attend and contribute positively to departmental meetings. 

• To contribute to the academic programme.

Pastoral Responsibilities

• Promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them.

• Providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters.

• Participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required.

• Including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught.

• Acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

• Maintaining good order and discipline.

• Safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities.

• Having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy.

• Supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent.

• Participating in organisational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties.

• Attending Morning Assembly.

• Invigilating internal examinations.

• Making teaching areas attractive by providing display material.

• Advising and co-operating with the Head and other teachers on the development of the school.

• Participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development.

• Helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training. 

• Attending and helping at public events; in particular, attendance at Prize Giving, Open Morning (usually the last Saturday in September) and Entrance Examination (usually the first Saturday in February) is compulsory. All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility.

• Giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies. 

• Working consistently in line with the strategic objectives of the department in support of the wider School Development Plan. 

Enrichment Responsibilities 

• Participation in the extra-curricular programme.

• Take responsibility for at least two school sports.

• Participation in a full fixture, tournament and competitions programme including Saturday mornings.

• Encouraging the involvement of teaching staff, non-teaching staff and volunteers in school sport.

• To be involved in sport tours as appropriate.

• Participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings. 

Please see job pack for the person spec.

To apply for the role of Teacher of Physical Education (to include Girls’ Games), please write a letter of application to support a fully completed application form and names of two referees to:

The Head
The Grange School
Bradburns Lane

Please mark the envelope ‘FAO: Mrs Lynn Geary’ in the top left hand corner. Applications are also accepted via e-mail to recruitment@grange.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 12noon on Thursday 9th April 2020.

More about The Grange School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1LU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1606 74007
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