3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 - UPR3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who can teach female PE. In KS3, all pupils have 3 hours of PE a fortnight. Each band of 90 children has 3 groups: 1 x Male PE, 1 x Female PE and 1 x Mixed PE. At KS4, in addition to two Sports Studies groups (mixed gender), all pupils have a core offer of 4 hours per fortnight. I think this makes us quite unusual and we protect this time – it is not used for revision, for additional study and all pupils participate. We are partners with Manchester City in the Community who work with us 3 days a week and are currently working with their coaches on developing our girls’ football team. We believe healthy lifestyles impact positively on physical and mental wellbeing and this is why we invest in the core offer and the specialist pathways.

What the school offers its staff

If you visit the school, I would hope you would notice the warm, welcoming environment; the excellent behaviour of the children; strong staff morale; a commitment to professional development of all staff; and a strong sense that this is a place where learning is valued.

We have been very proud during Covid to continue moving forward and we made some deliberate choices that enabled us to do this. We have developed our community wing of the school and are working closely with our charitable and voluntary organisations on social action and social justice projects. We believe in the beauty of civil society: of schools and community partners working together, ultimately benefiting the wellbeing and agency of communities. We would hope the successful applicant to participate in these opportunities.

We do work hard at the school but teacher’s timetables are generous and we do not have a culture of “meeting for meeting’s sake.” We are sensible with workload and expectations and are not afraid to stop if what we are doing is not having an impact on compelling learning.

As with any organisation, we do not get it right all of the time – but we make sure that we work in a non-judgemental environment and we focus our actions have to be for the benefit of the children.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check, checks of references and employment history.

Applying for the job

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Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@falingepark.com

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About Falinge Park High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1357 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01706 631246

Falinge Park High School is a large, over-subscribed, multicultural, inclusive comprehensive in Rochdale. There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the school and a positive ethos amongst the staff. We have created a culture which supports each other at every level rather than a tick-box approach to success and we have extended this through our community wing to supporting families and communities through the difficulties we all face.

Arranging a visit to Falinge Park High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email fittonl@falingepark.com.

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