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Teacher of Physical Education (PE)

High Well SchoolWakefield

Applications are encouraged from ambitious PE Teachers who share our vision and belief that all children have the ability to achieve great success. We require an highly committed teacher who believe passionately about making a difference to the life of every student and who does so with integrity, humility and relentless positivity.   

If you have the desire to make a real difference to the lives of young people and want to join a team of highly dedicated staff, then we would love to hear from you – Read On!

High Well School is a Special School which caters for a minimum of seventy 10-16-year olds with an Education Health & Care Plan for severe and profound social, emotional and mental health needs as well as other learning difficulties. The School meets the needs of some of Wakefield’s most complex and vulnerable young people. We are a growing school having recently extended our offer to include primary provision from September 2021. 

Our team endeavours to provide a nurturing environment with personalised support and specialist teaching to enable all pupils to re-engage in learning, develop their social and emotional skills and leave with not only appropriate qualifications but the skills required to succeed in life after school. This is reflected in our vision of ‘Preparing for Positive Futures’. 

Our Governing Body are seeking to appoint a talented, passionate, and committed Teacher of Physical Education with a track record of excellent outcomes for pupils.  The successful candidate will be able to plan and deliver an engaging curriculum that inspires all pupils to positively achieve their expected outcomes.  

The school welcomes applications from experienced mainstream or special schools’ teachers with a secure knowledge of the breadth of the national curriculum and the wide range of PE accreditation.   Applications will be considered from outstanding NQTs who want to work somewhere amazing!

If you are successful in your application, you will join a good school on its journey to its next level of development.  There are no two days the same at High Well School where every day is exciting and where you will be utilising the excellent support systems in place. Class sizes in High Well are restricted to ten pupils, with highly talented and experienced teaching assistant support for every group to ensure pupils develop secure relationships with staff and enable personalised planning and delivery.  

The school offers a truly bespoke and comprehensive induction package for new staff followed up with outstanding CPD.  The successful candidate would benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support our staff in all aspects of school life. 

OFSTED told us that we are ‘Good school’ with effective and focused leadership which was great, but we wanted you to hear from our team!  In our recent staff engagement survey staff told us that High Well is ‘a great place to work’ with an ‘open door policy for all leadership team members’ and a ‘responsive staff support and a commitment to also help staff achieve their goals!’.

The successful candidate will be joining a school that offers many other personal benefits including:

  • A subsidised Teachers Pension Scheme 
  • Close, convenient links to the M62, A1 and M1 links to Leeds, Kirklees, Bradford, Barnsley & Wakefield  
  • A talented and supportive Senior Leadership Team and dedicated Governing Body 
  • A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded 
  • Access to wellbeing platforms and an on-site responsive HR service

If you like the idea of working with a talented school team, we would strongly encourage an onsite or virtual visit by calling 01924 572100 and asking to speak to the HR Manager or by emailing:

Application Forms and vacancy details may be requested by visiting our school website at

Prospective applicants should note that appointment will be subject to verification of qualifications and teacher status checks, satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list check, two satisfactory references and evidence of the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Closing date:    6th December 2021 at 9.00 am 

Shortlisting:      7th December 2021

Interview date:  Week commencing 13th December 2021

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