Teacher of Physical Education, Shropshire

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Moreton HallShropshire

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Start date: 20th April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Moreton Hall Salary Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

TEACHER OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Maternity Cover 12 Months Fixed Term)

The School wishes to appoint a Maternity Cover Teacher of Physical Education to assist in the delivery of sport from 20th April 2020. 

It is envisaged that the successful candidate would have appropriate experience and skills to help deliver a varied Summer programme that includes Tennis, Athletics and Cricket. In addition, the successful candidate would be expected to teach core PE, games and extra-curricular activities. 

In the Autumn term, the main sports we offer are Lacrosse, Hockey and Netball, experience in coaching of these sports would be essential.

Moreton Hall is renowned for the quality and breadth of its national and international sporting achievements.

The salary, which is superannuated, is on Moreton Hall’s own scale, and is linked closely to the National Pay Spine, carrying extra benefits for residential duties.  Further details of the school are obtainable from the Independent Schools Year Book, Tatler’s School Guide, The Good Schools’ Guide and the school’s Website www.moretonhall.org.

The school, which currently has nearly 500 pupils (girls 4 - 18 years, boys 4 - 11 years), is situated midway between Shrewsbury and Chester with excellent road and rail links to the Midlands and the North of England.

Moreton Hall Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting British values, promoting the welfare of children and young people and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service and three references (one of which must be current/most recent employer) will be sought prior to interview.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 28th October 2019 with interviews taking place Friday 15th November 2019

The School wishes to appoint a teacher of female Physical Education for April 2020 as a maternity cover.  

 A dynamic and talented Physical Education teacher is required for this position and the successful candidate would be expected to play a full part in the extra curricular life of the PE Department and the School’s games programme, which would include weekends.  An ability to contribute to the Summer Term programme of Tennis, Athletics and cricket is essential and longer term, experience in coaching Lacrosse, hockey and/or netball would be a distinct advantage.  

In addition to the requirements of the role outlined above, the main duties of a general teacher at Moreton Hall  are as below. 

Whilst not an exhaustive list the principal responsibilities are:

To teach high quality PE and Games lessons. 

To plan lessons which are sufficiently differentiated to engage all pupils. 

To record pupils’ attendance and progress in a suitable format. 

To report regularly and professionally to the parents and guardians of each pupil. 

To attend departmental and staff meetings and to liaise with the Head of Department and pastoral staff on pupils’ progress and other teaching and learning matters. 

To be involved in the evaluation and development of Schemes of Work. 

To take a full and active part in the Activities/Games programme. 

To be a form tutor, as part of the well-established House system, and to take on pastoral duties as directed by the Head of Senior School. 


This list is not exhaustive

Moreton Hall School PE Department 


The PE Department is strong with an impressive track record of pupil success and high grades in public examinations.  There are currently five full time members of staff and one part time teacher in the Department supported by one graduate assistant.  


The post is likely to suit a person with energy, ambition and flair who is willing to take on departmental as well as full school extra-curricular activities.  The successful candidate must be ICT literate.  


Applicants are likely to be teachers with appropriate experience and training, but we would also consider NQTs or graduates. The ability to contribute significantly to the wide-ranging extra-curricular programme in the Department and the School will be a consideration in the appointment. 


Salary and Conditions 


The salary for this post will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate and will be discussed at interview. Candidates should note that the School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and that all appointments are subject to an enhanced check with DBS. 


The School has a strong commitment to professional development and it is a condition of employment that all members of staff participate in any scheme of appraisal, review and professional development currently operating in the School.  


Accommodation may be available for a candidate committed to being involved in boarding. 


Letters of application (handwritten or word-processed) should outline personal ambitions as well as professional interests and should be returned with a completed Moreton Hall application form containing the name, address and telephone number of three referees 

Applications should be addressed to Sarah Hughes, Head of Senior School and sent to Moreton Hall, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3EW 


The closing date for applications is 28th October 2019.  


The Director of Sport Alison McDonald will be pleased to talk to those seeking further information about the position. She can be contacted by email mcdonalda@moretonhall.com or by phoning the Main School Reception 01691 773671

More about Moreton Hall
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 3EW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1691 773671