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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2C (£7,847)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Good honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Post graduate qualification.
  • Relevant higher degree or professional qualification.
  • Experience of being a form teacher
  • ICT Proficiency.
  • Evidence of commitment to extended learning for students beyond the classroom.
  • Active involvement in the promotion of equal opportunities.
  • Experience of working with parents/carers and external agencies.
  • A passion for the subject and knowledge and skills to inspire students.
  • Ability to teach your subject across all key stages
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent communicator – sensitive and effective
  • An ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people including students, parents/carers, Governors and colleagues.
  • Knowledge, skill and intelligent use of data to inform intervention strategies to improve outcomes for students.
  • A keen interest in how students learn and experience of putting this knowledge into practice.
  • To support the school’s programme for care, welfare and guidance
  • Knowledge and understanding of current educational issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Ambition and vision
  • A commitment to sustaining and raising achievement, attainment and aspirations of all students.
  • Have the ability to work in a team.
  • A sense of humour and perspective.
  • Ability to work under pressure and remain positive, enthusiastic and resilient.
  • Reflective and analytical.
  • Energy, imagination and personal commitment.
  • Personal and professional commitment to the philosophies of school improvement and effectiveness.
  • Supportive of the school’s Catholic ethos.
  • Potential and capacity to grow professionally and aspire further to take responsibility and lead.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.

What the school offers its staff

  • A caring, happy school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • Friendly and committed staff who are supportive and open to new ideas
  • Enthusiastic and well behaved children who enjoy learning
  • Close links and group support from other schools within the FCJ network and and Gaudete Trust in this exciting time in our development
  • An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated, talented and hardworking individuals
  • A true commitment to Continuing Professional Development

Further details about the role


- to be accountable for leading, managing and developing Physical Education within the school;

- to be accountable for student progress so that each individual student achieves their optimum level in P.E. and ensuring that effective strategies are in place to further raise standards of student attainment and achievement;

- to ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying within the department, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Governing Body and the Headteacher;

- to ensure the effective management and deployment of teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the department;

- to ensure the development and enhancement of the teaching practice of others;

- to ensure that Health and Safety procedures are adhered to at all times by all members of the department;

- to play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and students follow this example.


The main accountabilities are to:

- working with the department to lead curriculum development and assessment ensuring that courses provide a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum;

- ensure the production, evaluation and revision of schemes of work and subject syllabuses to meet the needs of individual students;

- use attainment data provided by the school to monitor the progress of students taught ensuring that effective use is made of the data to set targets for achievement in P.E.;

- monitor the progress of students and identify underachievement ensuring programmes of support are in place to maximise the potential of all students;

- monitor the progress and attainment of talented students to ensure they are ‘challenged’ in all aspects of their work;

- ensure that individual learning targets are set for all students;

- ensure that expectations are enforced and that the school’s ‘Behaviour for Learning Policy’ is implemented;

- ensure adherence to the school’s Homework Policy and Feedback Policy by all teachers in the department;

- monitor and evaluate teaching and learning in accordance with the school policy, including lesson observation, scrutiny of student work and quality of marking;

- liaise with the SENDCo to ensure access and equality of opportunity for all students;

- monitor the progress and attainment of disadvantaged and vulnerable group students to ensure the department is closing the gap;

- ensure a prompt response to parental enquiries about individual student progress within the department;

- promote enrichment and extra-curricular activities, including the running of clubs, within the department to enhance learning.


The main accountabilities are to:

- actively promote the school’s aims and values;

- prepare an annual department improvement plan and staff development plan for the department in accordance with the school planning cycle and taking into account the school’s Strategic Plan and School Improvement Plan;

- provide a termly performance report for the Headteacher;

- meet regularly with the Link Governor for P.E.;

- chair department meetings and attend TLR meetings in accordance with the published schedule;

- actively contribute to the school’s procedure for self-evaluation;

- take part, as required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.


The main accountabilities are to:

- lead, manage and coordinate the work of the P.E. Department and encourage the process of team building;

- allocate teachers to teaching groups and manage staff in the department;

- monitor staff absence within the department and provide appropriate support and guidance;

- oversee and support the professional conduct of the staff in the department. Monitor and advise staff on appropriate professional conduct;

- induct new staff to the department including newly qualified teachers in accordance with school policy and oversee the work of initial teacher trainees as appropriate;

- represent department views through attendance at appropriate meetings and provide feedback;

- meet formally with the link SLT member according to schedule;

- ensure the school’s ‘Appraising Teacher Performance Policy’ is implemented for all department staff;

- participate in relevant courses related to the role of Head of P.E. and keep abreast of current or new developments in the subject and the curriculum;

- actively encourage and assist members of the department team in their own professional development, recognising their training needs;

- organise, chair and arrange for the recording of meetings of the department team according to the agreed school schedule. Ensure that minutes of meetings are circulated to team members and the SLT link member;

- participate in the selection and appointment of teaching and support staff to the department and to contribute to references for staff;

- ensure that quality cover work is provided for classes when staff are absent and support the work of Cover Supervisors/cover teachers within the department;

- ensure that school policies are implemented by all staff within the department.


The main accountabilities are to:

- oversee ordering, maintenance and accountability for the teaching and learning resources within the department;

- ensure the care of rooms and other spaces, including furnishings and fittings in the department;

- ensure the school’s Health and Safety policy is implemented and monitored in the department, including appropriate risk assessments when necessary;

- ensure all corridors in the vicinity of and relating to the P.E. Department have inspiring displays of material including students’ work which is regularly updated;

- manage the department budget effectively;

- maintain and regularly update the department inventory of equipment and audit on an annual basis.


- play an active role in school life;

- share the responsibility with other managers for the maintenance of a learning environment and the well-being of students throughout the day and at the end of the school day, for example bus duty.

Commitment to safeguarding

Gumley House School FCJ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subjected to a series of checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) publication.

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About Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1140 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 568 8692

With over 180 years of experience in Catholic education, Gumley is a designated ‘World Class’ school with a long tradition of educating girls (and boys in the Sixth form) to make a difference to our world. The school was established in 1841 by Marie Madeleine d’Houet, foundress of the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) an international society of Catholic sisters working in many parts of the world. In the UK, there are five FCJ schools; each with its own identity but bound together by the tenets of the FCJ Philosophy of Education based on Ignatian principles.

Six core FCJ values of companionship, dignity, justice, hope, excellence and gentleness are at the heart of our work with young people and with each other.

Gumley is a vibrant learning community where students and staff learn and thrive together. The ethos of personal and academic excellence prepares our students to confidently achieve their education and career aspirations in the global world. Vision and innovation form our central pillar of learning.

Our Sixth Form is thriving with significant investment planned for the next two years ahead. Our students are provided with a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum, which recognises the importance of creativity and the arts as well as making sure that well-qualified specialist teachers teach maths and Science.

Gumley’s academic results reflect our tradition of achievement, the students’ high levels of ambition, parental support, as well as the challenging teaching and dedication of the staff. The vast majority of our students are accepted at their first choice university including Oxbridge, reading a wide variety of subjects. Many of our Sixth Form students attend Eton summer school each year and some also attain scholarships or high-level apprenticeships.

Our Chaplaincy seeks to inspire young people to become women and men who live in ways that will benefit others as well as themselves. To grow to be young people who will use their gifts and talents to make the world a better place. We want our Chaplain to instil in our young people and staff a love of God – through dynamic and reflective experiences which energise and communicate God’s companionship.

Our Chaplaincy will facilitate spiritual reflection, promote and encourage spiritual awareness and accompany our students as they seek to deepen their spiritual lives and grow to reach their full potential.

At the heart of our education is the belief that whole person development is paramount. Thus, we strive to provide our students with inspiring opportunities and a wide experience through extra-curricular activities.

Gumley is situated on a beautiful site with excellent facilities. This creates a peaceful uncrowded environment in which our students are encouraged to live by our motto: ‘Vive ut Vivas’ - ‘Live that you may have Life’ and grow into their best self.

Arranging a visit to Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dgodwin@gumleyhouse.com.

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