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Cover Teacher with PE Specialism

Chestnut Park Primary School
Croydon, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
GLF : MPR/UPR - Outer London
Start Date
2nd September 2024
20th May 2024 11:59 PM
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Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1421355

 Be part of our creative and passionate team as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.

Your opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Teacher (with PE Specialism) to join our team, who will be innovative and adaptable to the challenges of day to day school life. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join a forward thinking and dynamic academy in the South London and as part of Glyn Learning Foundation.

They will enjoy engaging with children whilst recognising the diversity we have in our wonderful community. As a strong active team player, with good communication skills and a passionate attitude to making a positive impact, you will be supported in school. 

Leadership at Chestnut Park School is strong with effective team working through active listening and collaborative ways of working. Every child is both challenged and inspired to achieve the highest standard of basic skills, whilst nurturing independent learners and thinkers.

As well as teaching PE and Sport (initially 3 days a week), the successful candidate will also cover across the school (2 days a week). 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced candidate who wishes to develop their teaching expertise across the primary age range but also someone who has a passion for the teaching of PE and Sport as part of supporting children's physical health, mental health and emotional well-being. 

What we are looking for:

  • Outstanding classroom practitioner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Innovative and inspirational and collaborative
  • Enthusiastic and committed to a strong belief in teamwork
  • Able to lead, challenge and motivate children
  • Committed to working with parents and the wider community
  • Passionate about the children's learning, progression and welfare

About Chestnut Park Primary School, part of the Chalklands Cluster

Chestnut Park is a modern school, built in 2016 and benefits from state of the art technology within a purpose built environment.

Our School sits within an established cluster of Primary schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Chestnut Park Primary School, our cluster includes the following other schools; Whyteleafe Primary School, Warlingham Village Primary School, Marden Lodge Primary School, and Hillcroft Primary School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

 Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Start Date: September  2024

Salary: GLF Main Pay Range and Upper Pay Range

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 23rd May 2024

Visits to the school are most welcome. Please telephone the school office to book an appointment


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Chestnut Park Primary School

Chestnut Park Primary School

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