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  • Expected start date

    1 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    19 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Physical education
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Cover)
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604)

Job summary

Full Time (Maternity Cover) with the potential for a permanent position

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic teacher of Girls’ PE to join our team at Easter 2022 (with an earlier start possible).

Our PE Department is known for its excellence in teaching and learning, in addition to a strong extracurricular provision with clubs running before, during and after school. Pupils enjoy competing in more than 350 external sports fixtures across a variety of sports and House sport plays a key role in the wider life of school. PE is a very popular course choice, with BTEC, GCSE and A Level consistently delivering excellent results.

The Department boasts superb facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, huge playing fields, cricket nets, floodlit multi-purpose pitches, gym, dance studio and fitness suite. A Level experience would be an advantage but is not essential. The successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in the extracurricular programme.

We offer:

an open and collaborative community that trusts its teachers, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals;
outstanding facilities and resources;
high quality inset days, Minimum 15% non-contact time, bespoke three-year induction programme for new teachers & leadership development programmes;
a range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee;
rigid procedures for managing behaviour;
an Ofsted outstanding School that believes ‘better never stops’.
For further insight into the Physical Education Department and Kennet School please download the application pack.

We would like you to be:

a clear communicator with strong values and sense of moral purpose;
creative, forward-thinking attitude & unapologetically passionate about your subject;
committed to working collaboratively as part of a team and across the school;
willing to think creatively and take risks in your teaching;
hard-working with excellent organisational skills.
How to apply: The easiest way to apply is by clicking the ‘Quick Apply’ button. Alternatively, you can download our application form from the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website and send your completed document to

We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Ms L Mathews (Deputy Headteacher) for more information

Deadline: 9am on Monday, 29 November 2021.

Candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone soon after.

Interview Date: TBC.

Kennet School is committed to safeguarding children and expects all staff to share in that commitment; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1815 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Kennet School

Kennet is a dynamic and ambitious 11-18 comprehensive school which opened in September 1957. The school has grown over the last 60 years, both in terms of size and success. We currently have approximately 1,780 pupils on roll including strong numbers in the Sixth Form at around 350 pupils. We were judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding in May 2016 and have accumulated a number of awards including Arts Mark Platinum, Exceptional Schools Award, NACE Challenge Award and Investors in Careers. We are currently working on the Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark focusing on the mental health and well-being of our whole organisation.

Arranging a visit to Kennet School

We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Ms L Mathews (Deputy Headteacher) for more information

School location

Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL

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