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Teacher of Physical Education

Woolwich Polytechnic School For GirlsGreenwich

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, part of the PolyMAT multi academy trust, is an all-inclusive girls’ school, the latest addition to the Trust and sister school to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys. The two schools work in close collaboration and both adhere to the Trust’s motto of “stronger together.” All staff in the Trust have an innate passion and drive to empower and educate our students, to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.  

The Trust recognises the importance that each of its schools also has a strong individual identity and this why Woolwich Poly Girls has its own values of: Leadership, Excellence and Resilience. 

Woolwich Poly Girls is a school that prides itself on staff wellbeing, innovation and research. A recent wellbeing survey showed that a resounding 98% of staff felt that WPSfGs has a supportive culture and ethos in which they flourish. 

 Our students strive for excellence and deepen their resilience and stoical behaviours at every step. They are driven by their teachers’ high expectations and their exceptional skills. Our thorough behaviour systems are consistently well-managed so that you no longer have to worry about low-level disruption. The relationships you can build with students, and the learning you can foster in your classroom, are remarkable. 

 We teach a mastery curriculum, covering fewer topics each year, and do so in real depth. Research shows that lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. That is why our dedicated staff promote a strong culture of reading and provide children with opportunities and the key to enjoying reading, as ultimately students who read for pleasure are proven to achieve greater success. This is why all our lessons start with a read now task and students are studying academically demanding texts in all subjects. 

 We seek a professional who is driven by self-improvement and has an intellectual approach to their own pedagogy. We want someone who is passionate about their subject, welcoming and with a lot of personality.  But most of all, we want someone who loves to see students succeed. 


The intent of the PE curriculum is to enable students to have a variety of experiences within sport and to gain knowledge of keeping safe, leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as providing competitive situations for students to develop skills and specialise in a particular area when in KS4.  

 All learners will have developed detailed knowledge that can be used by students beyond the classroom in order for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learners will have developed good habits when it comes to physical activity and will be ready for the next stage of their development whether that be into further education or leading to adult life as a wholesome individual.  

Throughout the PE curriculum students will have the opportunity to experience challenges which will develop their resilience and give them a sense of pride in their achievements. The department is looking for an innovative teacher who works collaboratively and has enthusiasm for the subject!  

 As a school we pride ourselves on development of staff and all members of the department are encouraged to research and develop their teaching pedagogy. As a department we believe in academic rigour and PE is held with the same importance as other subjects within the school. We are seeking candidates with outstanding teacher practice who will be open to new ideas and not afraid to break away from the norm to create a forward thinking and engaging PE department. 

 NQTs are most welcome to apply, we are experienced in offering support in conjunction with local partnerships. 

 As a member of staff at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls we can offer you: 

· Opportunities for career progression 

· Excellent professional development 

· A contributory pension scheme 

· Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals 

· Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee 

· An employee assistance programme 

· Season ticket loans 

· Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ 

· Excellent catering facilities 

· Secure on-site parking 

 PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance. 

 The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

 Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled. 

To apply please go to our website .  For further information, a confidential discussion or any other queries please contact Ms Ann Cherry, PolyMAT HR Manager at 



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