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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

This post would suit either an Early Careers Teacher, or a more experienced Teacher seeking a new opportunity. The successful candidate will hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), plus a relevant degree.

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • Are well qualified to teach PE at Key Stages 3-5, including delivery of a range of courses including OCR GCSE PE, Vocational PE at Level 2, OCR Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity at Level 3, BTEC L2 Dance and OCR Cambridge Technical in Dance (Performing Arts) at Level 3.
  • Possess the ability to inspire and motivate, and who have a passion for teaching and learning.
  • Have consistently high expectations with the drive to help all students achieve their full potential.
  • Are an exceptional team player and who enjoys supporting and working collaboratively with others.
  • Have the skill to form positive relationships for learning with all staff, students and parents.
  • Share our vision to deliver outstanding education for children and young adults and the commitment to make a difference to outcomes and achievements of students who attend HAT schools.

What the school offers its staff

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.
  • Discounted local gym membership.
  • Our active Staff Wellbeing Group creates an effective channel for staff to be heard and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Further details about the role

The role of the PE Department is to work hard to ensure that all students feel safe, secure in their learning, striving to achieve academic excellence. Our vision follows the 3 P’s:

  • POSITIVE experience for all in PE
  • PARTICIPATION in lessons for all in PE
  • PERFORMANCE is recognised at all levels from engagement to elite in PE

The team currently consists of a Head of PE, reporting to an Assistant Head of School who also teaches PE, a Second in PE, two teachers of PE/Dance who also hold Head of Year responsibilities, a full time PE teacher and a part time Teacher of PE & Maths.

You will be part of a department that has access to excellent facilities to promote and develop high quality Physical Education. There is a full size 4G pitch, 4 badminton court sports hall, 4 external Netball Courts which also support 4 Tennis courts, Activity Hall and Dance Studio. The PE Department also has access to their own theory classroom, along with significant access to computer suites across the school site.

We deliver a variety of team and individual sports at KS3 & 4 including rugby, football, table tennis, netball, dance, basketball, handball, badminton, volleyball, yoga, gymnastics, trampolining, cricket, tennis, athletics, cheerleading and rounders.

Examination courses delivered include OCR GCSE PE, we currently have a class in Year 10 and in Year 11. We deliver a vocational Key Stage 4 course, the OCR Cambridge National in Sports Studies at Level 2, we currently have two classes in Year 10 and two in Year 11. We deliver BTEC Dance, with a class in Year 10 and Year 11. At Level 3, we deliver the OCR Cambridge Technical in Sport and Physical Activity and have a class in Year 12 and Year 13, as well as the Level 3 Dance pathway, where we have a Year 12 class.

Our extra-curricular program is extensive. We offer clubs at lunchtime and afterschool, in addition to in-house interform competitions for each year group once a term. We host external coaches in school including Cricket East, Youth Dreams Project, Peterborough United, Table tennis and GB talent ID rowing sessions

Trips in our department have included a visit to the Copper Box arena - Netball Fast5, performing at the Formula 1 Silverstone grand prix, British Basketball finals, Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium and Outdoor Adventurous Activities at Grafham Water.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@hamptonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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