PE Teacher The Oaks Secondary School, Spennymoor

Job description

All posts are based at the Oaks Secondary School which is a generic special school for pupils who have moderate, severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties or Autism Spectrum Conditions. The school has received an outstanding grading from Ofsted in its last three inspections.
The Oaks Secondary School is federated with Evergreen Primary School at Bishop Auckland and Croft Community School at Annfield Plain and there may be a requirement to work at these schools.

The Governors wish to appoint a PE teacher with drive, vision, energy, resilience and enthusiasm to join our committed team.

Application forms and an information pack are available from and returnable to Sarah Cochrane, Finance Officer, The Oaks Secondary School, Rock Road, Spennymoor, DL16 7DB or email

Completed applications should be returned to Sarah at the above by Wednesday 5th February 2020 at noon, Interviews will take place on Friday 14th February 2020 and will be conducted by Governors of the Federation.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for shortlisting purposes.

The Oaks Secondary School is maintained by Durham County Council which is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are welcome from applicants from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

The Oaks Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment and DBS enhanced disclosure checks.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

*Experience of working successfully and co-operatively as part of a team within a school
* Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
* Ability to work as part of a multi-professional team
* Proven classroom management skills
* Ability to teach PE to young people with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities
*Ability to motivate and inspire learners
* Ability to lead, and work as part of a supportive and effective team

Employee benefits

Salary MPS/UPS + SEN 1
(SEN 2 may be awarded dependent upon qualifications)

About The Oaks Secondary School

Rock Road, Spennymoor, DL16 7DB
Not Applicable
Special School