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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Passion for the study of physical education and working with young people.
  • Commitment to outstanding teaching and learning practices, which result in successful outcomes for all our pupils.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to curriculum development and extracurricular opportunities.
  • Ability to deliver consistently high-quality lessons to pupils of all ages and abilities.

What the school offers its staff

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the Trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • 6 sessions of free counselling including CBT, wellbeing and bereavement.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)
  • Access to Teachers’ pension scheme.
  • Free parking
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • Trust wide Intranet to share knowledge and resources

Further details about the role

Pleckgate High School wishes to appoint a hardworking, enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Girls PE who is able to teach across the age and ability range up to and including KS4.The ability to teach PE is essential and the experience to teach Cambridge National Sports Studies is desirable but not essential. A commitment to provide opportunities for pupils to take part in extracurricular sports during and after school is essential. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, open to new ideas and have a flexible ‘can do’ approach to your teaching we would welcome an application from you.

The PE department at Pleckgate is a thriving, dynamic environment with a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities. The sports facilities at Pleckgate are outstanding and include a well-resourced fitness suite, sports hall, activity/dance studio, astro turf and multi-use outdoor spaces. The department strives for excellence and aims to be outstanding, delivering quality teaching and learning at all levels to develop an enthusiasm and passion for sport and physical education.

The Department’s strengths are the collegiate approach to teaching and learning through discussion and sharing best practice from an experienced team.PE remains a popular options subject at GCSE where the Cambridge National Sports Studies qualification is followed. This is a high-profile department that consistently produces good outcomes and offers exciting opportunities for pupils through regular extracurricular activities and sports leadership. You will play a key role in building on the strengths and successes of the PE department and the school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Education Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Education Partnership Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About Pleckgate High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1335 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Pleckgate High School is thriving multi-cultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do. All students are challenged and supported to Aspire and Believe, Act and Succeed. We are a large secondary that is part of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen. Our school community has 1150 students and 180 staff, with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community.

In January 2019, the school was judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Inspectors found our school to have a “great sense of industry and endeavour” and described the school as “harmonious” with a “common goal to excel”.

Arranging a visit to Pleckgate High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mwade@pleckgate.com.

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