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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Commensurate with experience

Additional allowances

A management TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

PE and Games are an integral part of the WLFS curriculum. All pupils from Years 7 to 11 take part in two hours of Games per week, with the aim of introducing them to a varied diet of different sports. In Years 7 and 8, pupils have one hour a week of PE, allowing for a more technical and curriculum-based study of sport and physical fitness. PE is a well-established option subject at GCSE, and this year have introduced it as a new subject at A-level. Sport is incredibly popular at WLFS, and we have a busy schedule of clubs and fixtures. WLFS teams have a strong track-record and growing local reputation, with recent success including:

  • Netball borough champions across three year groups.
  • Finalists in six QPR Football League finals, having entered seven teams both boys and girls.

The large majority of our sport provision takes place at Kings House Sports ground, a top-of-the-range facility located 5 minutes away from our school site.

Key characteristics of the role include:

  • to impart your passion for sport to all pupils at WLFS.
  • to lead the planning and delivering of schemes of work for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 within your Department, and monitor their effectiveness.
  • to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the department by lead on collaborative planning, sharing resources, mentoring and observing teachers, and participating in continuing professional development within your department.
  • to manage a full schedule of sports clubs and fixtures across the school.
  • to line manage other members of the PE department.
  • to build the profile of PE and Sport within the West London Free School, and encourage other teaching staff to take part in coaching and fixtures.

What the school offers its staff

The West London Free School (WLFS) is a non-selective state school based in Hammersmith, West London. We are suited to teachers at all stages of their careers, priding ourselves on a supportive working environment and valuing the importance of staff wellbeing.

The WLFS provides all pupils, irrespective of their background, with a Classical Liberal education. By a Classical Liberal education, we mean a rigorous, knowledge rich education that draws from the most important work in both the humanities and the sciences. We believe that knowledge is a good in and of itself, empowering pupils to understand and take an interest in the world around them. We believe a secondary education is not just a preparation for work, but a preparation for life. As such, we value the knowledge of our teachers, and the passion for their subject that they bring to the classroom.

We have a firm but fair approach to behaviour:

  • senior leaders see it as their responsibility to ensure all teachers can teach without disruption;
  • school rules are non-negotiable, and poor behaviour is met by escalating sanctions;
  • pupil detentions are centralised and run every day by heads of year and senior leaders.
  • teachers can therefore prioritise planning and teaching their lessons.

We are very proud of our exam results at WLFS. In 2022, our headline figures were as follows:

A-level: 45% of entries were graded A* to A, and 73% were graded A* to B.

  • GCSE: 49% of entries were graded 9 to 7, and 88% were graded 9 to 4. Progress 8 was 0.61.
Our pupils go on to study at some of the best universities in the UK and abroad, with seven students accepted to courses at Oxford or Cambridge in 2022 alone.

Further details about the role

The successful candidate will have:

  • a passion for sport, strong subject knowledge, and an ability to communicate that passion and knowledge to pupils;
  • a commitment to ensuring as many pupils as possible learn an enthusiasm involved in sport, regardless of ability or prior experience;
  • an ability to teach PE at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 to all ability levels, including pupils with SEN;
  • a proven track record of excellent PE teaching and, where relevant, outstanding outcomes for pupils at both GCSE and A-level;
  • an understanding of the ethos of the WLFS, and our approach to teaching;
  • high expectations of pupil conduct and behaviour;
  • excellent team working skills and communication skills with both pupils and staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Knowledge Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust 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 past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
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About West London Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
893 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
020 8600 0670

The WLFS is one of the pioneering schools in the country for delivering a knowledge-rich education to all pupils, irrespective of birth or background. At the WLFS, we pride ourselves on the quality of the curriculum; the excellent behaviour of the pupils; the support provided by senior leaders; and the trust that we place in staff. Our 2022 results showed that our approach to teaching is delivering results. At A-level, 45% of entries were graded A* to A, and 73% were graded A* to B. At GCSE, 49% of entries were graded 9 to 7, and 88% were graded 9 to 4. Progress 8 was 0.61. Our pupils go on to study at some of the best universities in the UK and abroad, with seven students accepted to courses at Oxford or Cambridge in 2022 alone. We look for talented and ambitious individuals who share our vision for creating an exceptional school, and are committed to ensuring that every child has access to the best possible education.

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