This job expired on 27 November 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: Full time teacher

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS depending on prior experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a vacancy for an excellent through school PE teacher to join our friendly Five Islands Team on St Mary’s from January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic teacher with strong pedagogy, community and organisational skills.

The successful candidate will teach in both the Primary and Secondary phases and across the island bases. We are looking for someone who will relish this opportunity to provide quality first teaching, and be part of further developing our exciting and engaging PE curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

What can we offer?

  • Supportive colleagues, committed to active, adventurous and outdoor learning, professional collaboration and development

  • A wonderful environment for learning in physical education, including two multi-use games areas on St Mary’s, a large school playing field, Island Halls and tennis courts on the off-islands, access to the community four-court Sports Hall and to opportunities for watersports

  • Outstanding technology: an iPad for each member of teaching and support staff, 1:1 iPads for each child, a wide range of online resources and learning platforms to support teaching

  • Dedicated Project Weeks during the year offering adventure, creativity and deep learning, in which staff can explore their own interests and those of their students across the unique natural environment of the islands

  • Bespoke learning spaces and resources to support students with SEND, including the Primary and Secondary ‘Harbours’ (personalised work and wellbeing spaces) and a dedicated Sensory Room on St Mary’s

  • Support to secure housing in the Isles of Scilly if needed

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to DBS check.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Academy community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and actively encourage teachers and support staff from all backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and walks of life to apply to work with us.

We are a Church School, and as such nurture the wisdom of being in balance with doing. We appreciate our gifts and those we have to offer as members of a diverse global family.

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About The Five Islands Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 16
School size
263 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Phone number
01720 424850

Five Islands Academy is a through-school in a remarkable islands setting, where we believe that every child is capable of achieving excellence. This all age, multi-site, Church of England academy serves the five island communities of Bryher, St Agnes, St Martins, St Mary’s and Tresco. It joined the Leading Edge Academies Partnership, a supportive, forward-thinking multi-academy trust, in 2019. Five Islands Academy is a high-achieving, creative and caring school with a real focus on building strong and inclusive relationships.

There are around 280 students on roll across 4 school sites. Secondary students and the majority of primary students are based on theSt Mary’s multi age site. This new building was opened in 2011 and provides a bright, open, well-resourced learning environment for the students. Key Stage 2 children from St Agnes, Tresco, Bryher and St Mary’s spend every Friday at Carn Gwaval, mixing with a wider group of peers, preparing for transition and making the most of the extended facilities. Secondary students from the off islands board at Mundesley House Monday to Thursday, returning home at the weekends.

We are proud to be an inclusive school, where each child is supported through their school journey and prepared for a successful transition to post-16 education and training. Our children’s learning has been transformed over the past six years through our focus on the FIA learning journey: a thoughtfully chosen curriculum and consistent, inclusive protocols for teaching. We have a powerful vision for navigating together through this journey to nurture curious, collaborative, creative global learners with rich knowledge and confident oracy. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2023) judged our provision to be Good in all areas, with Outstanding for Personal Development, saying: "Pupils develop a powerful sense of community" through a culture and curriculum that, "expands their horizons and helps them to keep their options open."

Arranging a visit to The Five Islands Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rachellewin@fiveislands.org.

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