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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 32.50 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1-6

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged.

PE/Outdoor Education Teacher

  • Are you a qualified Teacher into all things sporty?
  • Do you have a passion for helping to improve the outcomes of students with social, emotional and mental health needs?

If so, please read the below and apply today!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, energetic individual to develop our sports faculty. The successful candidate with be creative, innovative and will have the ambition and drive to help this department and the school to continue it’s impressive development. This role will also combine with teaching a second subject.

At St Lukes, we thrive on teaching our students with a fun, approachable and skills-based learning platform, with skills which will stay with our students for life.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and leading engaging physical education activities;
  • Facilitating both outdoor and indoor learning experiences to enhance SEMH students wellbeing;
  • Collaborating with the wider school community to integrate physical education into the curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

Vacancy Details

St. Luke's Academy, rated 'Good' (Ofsted, 2022) is a vibrant, oversubscribed, thriving specialist school in Swindon, providing education for secondary-aged children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We have small class sizes, of between 4-8 students – very different to a mainstream school – but our students are worth it – and we are committed to helping each of our students reach their full potential.

We have a very motivated staff, who create an inspirational learning environment and we now have an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual, who is passionate about teaching physical education to join our team as a PE Teacher (combined with a second subject).

This is a rewarding role, so we want you to know that you will be well supported by a brilliant Pastoral Support team and Specialist Teaching Assistants.

Do you think you have what it takes to make a real, positive difference?! We have fun while we work, so a good sense of humour is important!

If you are not already Team Teach qualified, you will benefit from receiving this training. In addition to this, you will be kept up to date with the latest educational initiatives and benefit from a strong induction and support programme.

You will be passionate, inspiring and:

  • Able to lead groups of students in physical education activities;
  • Hold qualified teacher status;
  • Able to plan and teach well-structured lessons;
  • Possess excellent communications skills;
  • Be experienced in working with children/young people, ideally with those who display challenging behaviours;
  • Be ready to get involved and get stuck in;
  • You will set high expectations for all.

Why Work for us?

  • We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why:
  • We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos.
  • Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed.
  • Our children are engaged and eager to learn.
  • We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community.
  • As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities.

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange.

The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us.


We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff:

  • Car Purchase Scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent Pension Scheme

Ready to Apply?

We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Luke's Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
79 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01793 705566

Secondary Special School

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