Teacher of Girls PE
Salary: Main/Upper Teacher Pay Scale
Our PE Department
Context and Background:
Gloucester Academy has been under new leadership since February 2020. We are now part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust who are renowned for their robust focus on building strong teaching and learning and a staunch behaviour management system, ensuring that every student receives disruption free learning - in every lesson. The new leadership team, supported by the staff, work together to drive our aim to help every student climb their own personal mountain. As a result of this change the last twelve months have seen a period of rapid and significant improvement in the academy. The academy is now well on the way to becoming the best school in Gloucester. Classrooms are calm and focussed, students work hard and are kind to one another, and staff genuinely enjoy working here.
The PE department at Gloucester Academy is made up of 4experienced, full time teachers and a specialist teaching assistant. The team is enthusiastic and supportive, dedicated to instilling a love of sports and physical activity in our students. The PE Department builds on pupils’ prior learning, using a knowledge-led approach, with a focus on developing our pupils’ core skills across a range of sports, alongside development of their theoretical knowledge.
You would be joining a department that is fully resourced: we have built a firm foundation of an excellent PE curriculum and we are now ready to push this curriculum on to the next level. Our students participate in a range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities, and PE is often at the heart of these. We are extremely proud of our enrichment offer, and all PE teachers contribute to this. Most importantly though, all of our lessons are centrally created for every year group, and every module. As a team dedicated to improving the quality of our teaching, we regularly evaluate, adapt, improve or build upon our pre-existing lessons to ensure they are of the best quality for our students. Furthermore, we follow a Whole Class Feedback marking approach, which is highly effective and very well embedded in our department.
Our PE curriculum at Gloucester Academy is focussed on the development of core, foundational knowledge which students need to continue to access sport education at post 16 and beyond. We cover the physical, cognitive and relational aspects of knowledge. We revisit sports across the key stages in order to ensure the knowledge is mastered, and enables pupils to access further study.
We offer BTEC sport at KS4 and it is an extremely popular option, we also deliver core PE to the whole year group.
We look forward to further discussing our curriculum with you.
Applications must be received no later than midday Friday 18th June 2021. We encourage early applications. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.
Shortlisting will be finalised on 18th June 2021. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited by telephone to attend for interview. Please make sure you have given day and evening telephone numbers on which you can be reached.
Interview dates to be announced.
Candidates will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible following the interview process. Please ensure you have given day and evening telephone numbers on which you can be reached.
This post is only open to female applications (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).
Gloucester Academy is 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 previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).