Teacher of Girls' PE

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, London

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Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £37,368 to £53,120

Job summary

We are seeking an outstanding Teacher of Girls’ PE to work within our high performing Academy, this position is open to both NQTs and more experienced teachers.

The physical education team is a creative and dynamic department with inspiring teachers. All are subject specialists. High expectations are set within the department for both students and teachers alike. We strive to ensure that we deliver an imaginative, up to date and relevant curriculum. Consequently the department has an outstanding track record for academic success at all key stages.

The PE department at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace enjoyed some outstanding results in 2019. In Physical Education and other areas linked to the Department we attempt to complement and contribute to the general aims of the school. It is the intention that all pupils regardless of their ability should be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities thus contributing to the overall experience and package that the Academy has to offer.

Professional development of staff is promoted and supported. Performance Appraisal objectives are set and training opportunities identified, and all staff are involved in the Academy Improvement Planning and review process. The department benefits from the very latest teaching and learning strategies and innovations for literacy as well as ensuring that all teachers are expert practitioners in their field.

Teaching is differentiated and personalised to meet the individual needs of all students. Lessons are planned to enhance students’ speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. Students, particularly in the Sixth Form are encouraged to do their own wider reading using both the magazine subscriptions available in the library but also carefully selected online content. Homework is integral to students’ success and books are marked to provide feedback to students and inform future planning.

All students are encouraged to seek help and advice on all aspects of sport and to utilise the extensive facilities including the sports centre and fitness suite. The Academy has an established tradition of excellent academic performance and is renowned locally for its sporting ethos and success. The academy is particularly successful football, rugby, basketball and athletics and we compete at national level each year in all these sports.

At KS5 the Academy runs a highly successful sports Academies in football, girls’ and boys’ rugby, athletics and basketball.

Your opportunity

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Essential qualifications

QTS (or equivalent)

Essential skills and experience

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We would like to appoint a dynamic and inspirational qualified teacher. We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic classroom teacher who will be able to complement our dedicated team of outstanding practitioners. The successful candidate will ideally have significant experience in inner-city, multi-racial and urban areas.

We are looking for a strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, not just the school community, but the wider community. You should hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Employee benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
An Inner/Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1261 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris City Academy Crystal Palace website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

School location

Maberley Road, London, SE19 2JH