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  • Start date details

    17th April 2023 or 1st September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a positive and engaging Teacher of PE. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking practitioner who is able to transfer learning across multiple disciplines to support the progress of pupils in all areas of their personal development. Excellent subject knowledge and the ability to motivate students through inspirational, personalised teaching is essential. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school

Due to the maternity leave of a current member of staff we would like to appoint a highly impactful teacher of PE for this temporary vacancy. To provide security we would like to offer the position for a full year. Whilst the position is for 1 year initially there is the possibility that this could become permanent as we seek to retain the highest quality teachers.

Applications are welcomed from ECTs and experienced practitioners. Outstanding support is provided for ECTs through our very supportive and structured ECT programme.

PE is taught through Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, and GCSE PE, BTEC Sport, Health & Social Care, Travel & Tourism and A Level PE are delivered by the PE department. The ability to teach one of these areas is desirable. The candidate appointed will be expected to contribute to the extensive co-curricular activities run by the PE Department which can sometimes include working on Saturdays.

What the school offers its staff

The school has an excellent record of success at GCSE and A Level.

GCSE’s - In summer 2022, the schools Progress 8 score was 0.78 with an Attainment 8 score of 62 which shows the excellent attainment of our school. 74% of our students achieved a Grade 5 in both English and Maths, with 90% achieving this at Grade 4. More than 40% of the GCSE grades awarded were grade 7 and above, with 24% being awarded at Grade 8 & 9

A Level’s - In 2022 students achieved an average grade of a B+. Our average points score of 42.52 demonstrates the excellent outcomes that our students achieve. 45% of grades awarded were A*/A and 76.1% of Grades awarded were A*-B

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for our ‘Outstanding’ main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details).

In return we can offer you:

  • A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors
  • Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life
  • As part of a Multi Academy Trust, access to high quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development
  • A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity
  • A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students
  • Use of your own personal laptop
  • Teacher Pension
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Outstanding school catering provision

Further details about the role

Further details are available to download from either the TES website or our school website – http://www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/ Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr D Warwood, Associate Headteacher.

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

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About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1816 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional 'outstanding' secondary school (11-18 years) at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes of Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential. As a Teaching School and part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

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