20 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

Additional TLR2C payment of £7,368.

What skills and experience we're looking for


• Good degree in appropriate discipline related to PE (A/C)

• Teaching qualification and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C)

• Strong, secure knowledge in PE to GCSE and/or A Level (A/I)

• Evidence of good student examination results (A/I/R)

• Recent, relevant teaching experience (A/I/R)

• Experience of assessment at KS 3 and 4 (A/I/R)

• Awareness of the strategies available for improving learning and achievement of all students(A/I)

• Good understanding of curriculum developments in PE (A/I)

• Experience of leading a team (A/I/R)

• Excellent classroom practitioner who can model best practice (A/I/R)

• Can use range of teaching/learning strategies (A/I)

• Understands how assessment for learning improves student performance (A/I)

• Understands principles of quality learning, teaching and assessment including Academy review andself-evaluation (A/I/R)

• Can apply effective practice/research evidence to improve outcomes (A/I)

• Confident in use of standard ICT packages and how they can enhance student learning (A/I)

• Can use student level data to raise standards (A/I)

• Can work independently and collaboratively as member of a team (A/I)

• Strong enthusiasm for subject area (A/I)

• Creative problem solving with willingness to take on and try new approaches and ideas(A/I)

• Can relate to students in a pleasant, sympathetic manner and recognise potentialsafeguarding issues (A/I/R)

• Can communicate orally and in writing to students and their parents/carers (A/I/R)

• Can communicate high expectations to all students (A/I/R)

• Willingness to share good practice across department and beyond (A/I/R)


• Strong ICT skills including SMART board/Promethean (A/I/R)

• Strong, secure knowledge in subject area up to A Level (A/I)

• Experience of assessment at KS 5 (A/I/R)

• Curriculum design and management (A/I/R)

Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

A staff rewards budget

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) (opt out available)

• Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.

• Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme

• Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice

• Training and development opportunities including NPQs

Applying for the job

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About Darton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1159 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Darton Academy is an exciting place to learn and as soon as you enter the building you can feel a buzz of enthusiasm. There is a sense of purpose, and the academy is calm and orderly, with state-of-the-art facilities. We are a close-knit community, and we pride ourselves on knowing our pupils well and doing our utmost to ensure everyone fulfils their true potential. We aim to ensure that our pupils can learn in a safe and supportive environment, where everyone values academic achievement and has a positive attitude to learning. As a result of our journey of continuous improvement, our pupils achieved the “best ever GCSE results” in the summer of 2022, and we continue to go from strength to strength. Our progress 8 result is 0.4 and in February 2023 Ofsted graded us Good with an outstanding personal development offer. We strongly encourage our pupils to take part in enrichment activities so they can discover all their strengths and talents, and run over forty clubs, as well as pupil support sessions and interventions. We also regularly organise whole school events and educational visits so that our pupils have a broad experience of learning beyond the classroom. We believe in rewarding pupils for good behaviour, attendance and achievement and run a number of celebration events throughout the year, from “Super September” to our summer “DartFest”. We place learning at the heart of everything we do and use our core values of respect, responsibility, and resilience to build a positive ethos. Ultimately, we understand that our pupils are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best. We believe this also applies to our staff. We are passionate about giving people the chance to develop and progress their careers.

Arranging a visit to Darton Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@dartonacademy.org.uk.

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