PE Teacher – specialism in dance
Location: Howell’s School, Llandaff
Required from: September, 2021
Contract term: Fixed term to cover maternity leave
Hours: 0.6 FTE
Salary: Dependent on experience
We are looking for a Physical Education PGCE graduate to teach PE across the 6 key stages with a specialism in dance, as this will be the focus of all lunchtime clubs. The running of after school clubs for the senior school are also an expectation for the three days.
The successful applicant will:
• Have a proven track record teaching dance up to KS5
• Have experience of delivering jazz, contemporary, lyrical and commercial dance
• Demonstrate high standards of preparation, organisation and delivery of PE in the teaching of able, well-motivated students.
• Attend fixtures and GDST sports rallies.
• Demonstrate enthusiasm and competence by a lively and engaging teaching style and active participation in the extra-curricular activities of the department.
The Sports Department is well equipped with facilities such as a swimming pool, sports hall, fitness suite, artificial hockey pitch, grass pitches and hard courts. In addition, there is a glass-fronted pavilion that houses the PE office and an open space used for post-match refreshments, yoga and dance sessions. We are a dynamic and forward-looking department which is firmly committed to instilling positive lifelong experiences of sport and physical education. We now deliver GCSE and A-Level PE alongside developing some sports teams that are highly successful across Wales and the GDST. We set high expectations for all learners to help them achieve their potential.
The department teach PE across the whole school, from Nursery to Year 13. The Early Years programme focuses on physical literacy, with a move towards a games and creative curriculum in KS2. KS3 and KS4 lessons are heavily focused on participation, allowing the students to choose their PE pathway, whether it is centred on games, creativity or fitness for life.
About the School:
Howell’s School, Llandaff, is one of the oldest girls’ school in Wales, having opened in August 1860. Since then, it has steadily expanded, both in terms of student numbers and physical size. The school now caters for girls from the age of 3 to 16 and girls and boys 16-18. Since 1980 it has been a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the largest organisation of independent schools in the UK. Its 26 member schools all have a reputation for consistently high academic standards, superb pastoral support and enviable extra-curricular programmes.
The facilities inside the Victorian building and its more modern extensions are first-class and the opportunities for extracurricular activities, teamwork and confidence-building numerous. Academically, the school provides great added value, with results at both GCSE and A Level regularly greatly exceeding expectations.
As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:
• Competitive salaries and pay progression
• Access to extensive professional development opportunities
• Training grants for qualifications
• Generous pension schemes
• Free life assurance benefit
• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
• Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
• A Cycle to Work scheme
• Competitive terms and conditions of employment
The closing date for applications is Monday 24th May 2021
The GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Howell's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.