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  • Closing date

    19 January 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 December 2023

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Physical education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

United Learning Pay Scale – competitive

Teacher of PE job summary

Post Title: Teacher of PE – Suitable for a male or female candidate

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full Time, permanent.

Salary: United Learning Pay Scale – competitive

Reporting to: Curriculum Leader for PE

Conditions of Service: United Learning Contract

Start date: September 2024 or sooner

The Vacancy

Salford City Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a teacher of Physical Education. This is an excellent opportunity for an excellent candidate who is passionate about PE and wants to make a difference to the young people in our academy. This role is suitable for a male or female candidate.

The PE curriculum at Salford City Academy aims to Inspire a lifelong positive attitude to fitness, exercise, and wellbeing, through enjoyment of an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum. The PE curriculum aims to develop students, physical, mental, and social health and ensures that being active forms part of their identity whether through life-long participation, elite performance, further qualifications or entering the sporting workplace. The curriculum is driven by three themes: performance, leadership, and health. We have branded these Fit to Perform, Fit to Lead and Fit for Life. These skills form a framework which is designed to progressively improve students’ knowledge, skills and understanding, whilst building character and leadership skills and ensuring students are physically active for sustained periods of time. The impact of this curriculum has produced excellent results in examination PE through the BTEC Sport course. The department has a track record of yielding a positive P8 score with the vast majority of students achieving or exceeding their target grade.

There is no better time to join our academy. We continue to improve year on year, our academy is oversubscribed, enabling us to expand our team significantly and invest heavily in the school building and site. Please read further information below and watch our ‘Why join us’ video to find out more!

Why choose us?

High achieving school – verified by Ofsted and through our GCSE results.

Salford City Academy is highly ambitious and very successful 11- 16 academy which is part of the United Learning Multi- academy Trust. In February 2022 Ofsted judged the academy to continue to be a good school citing ‘Pupils at Salford City Academy said that they enjoy coming to school to learn. They feel happy and safe at school.’ Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite, courteous and well-mannered. Leaders do not tolerate any derogatory behaviour. Pupils respect each other’s differences.’

Academic results at the academy have improves significantly from 2019. We were delighted to celebrate well above average results in 2022 and this summer we continued to achieve within the top three schools in Salford. Results in Maths and Science place us in the top 20% of all schools in the country.

State of the art facilities

The academy enjoys state of the art facilities and has a committed, high quality teaching team which is focussed on engaging and motivating all students. We have invested over 3.5 million in the last two years and a further 1.5 committed to be invested. Into the building over the past five years and investment won’t stop into the future. We have a state-of-the-art gymnasium, free for all staff, brand new dining, and catering facilities, vast outside space with a new 3G pitch, newly built music and drama rooms. Our digital strategy ensures students and staff have access to the latest digital and electronic resources. With staff having a personal surface pro laptop.

Mission Statement

Our vision is to provide an excellent education for all our students, which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life. The academy is an exciting place to be, and it is an excellent time to join us.

We are proud members of the Salford community, constantly striving to be the best and bringing out the best in everyone. Tolerance, mutual respect, honesty, and co-operation are fostered in line with our Culture of Excellence. All students and staff strive for excellence and demonstrate this through our Culture of Excellence values -Responsibility, Excellence, Aspiration, Commitment and Teamwork. These underpin every aspect of our curriculum and academy life.

We feel passionately about supporting students to overcome any barriers to learning and promoting diversity and tolerance across the academy. We have an extensive personal development programme ‘Aspire’ which incorporates all aspects of student’s wider development. ‘Pupils make a valuable contribution to the life of the school. This is particularly evident in the work of the prefects. Pupils spoke highly of the rewards programme. Disadvantaged pupils, and those pupils with SEND, engage fully in all aspects of school life.’ Ofsted 2022.

What do we offer:

Disruption free learning

We believe passionately that students should learn in a disruption free environment. Our expectations of behaviour are very high, and we believe that all of our students are capable of meeting them. We accept no excuses for disruption to learning or poor behaviour. We have a very clear and well-structured behaviour system which supports this.

Excellent continuous professional development and collaboration

Salford City Academy is committed to professional development; all staff are expected to actively participate in a programme of continuing professional development (CPD). We work collaboratively, share good practice, and have a Trust-wide approach to development. We need to make sure that we have the right people in the right place, doing the job that is needed to build excellent provision for our children and young people. Staff are supported professionally to ensure they can do that and are valued and recognised for their work. We have an extensive professional development programme within the academy, where staff are involved in reflective practice, coaching, weekly deliberate practice and CPD focused on academy, subject and individual priorities.

United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resources, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. Our approaches within the academy support this so that our main focus can be on planning and delivering high quality teaching and learning. For example, all behaviour and detentions are managed centrally by the Inclusion Team. This allows teachers the time and capacity to deliver high quality lessons and supports their workload and well-being

Staff will form a dynamic team who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to instilling the qualities of Responsibility, Excellence, Aspiration, Commitment and Teamwork in the next generation of children, preparing them for successful, fulfilling, and enjoyable adult lives.

We also offer a wide range of other employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their overall well-being.

If you want to find out more, please visit our website.


To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking ‘apply now’

Closing Date: 19th January 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 22nd January 2024

United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Salford City Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
913 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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