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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, effective and enthusiastic specialist Physical Education to join us at this highly successful, heavily over-subscribed school which is firmly established as one of the highest performing secondary schools in the region (and in the top 10% of schools nationally).

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong passion for working with young people and a genuine desire to improve their life chances. They must demonstrate their understanding in the pedagogy of teaching and learning, alongside the skills required for effective classroom management. All candidates must demonstrate their commitment to ensure our students develop as young people and secure the best outcomes possible for their future.

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and aspirational. Every teacher has the right to teach and every student has the right to learn. Our Academy values are lived and not just laminated. All students are here to learn; reading, writing and oracy are at the heart of our daily curriculum. Our students are taught to be confident, articulate and determined throughout their learning experiences and daily interactions with staff and peers. Our Academy’s Personal Development offer is extensive and extra-curricular activities form a huge part of our CARE curriculum.

We are incredibly proud of the curriculum development we have built as a team over the last 4 years. We have adopted a concepts curriculum which looks to build upon student’s fundamental movement skills to establish a physically literate student. We aim for our students to leave the Academy as confident, physically literate students who have a knowledge and understanding of why and how the body works to be able to participate in a wide range of sports, as well as a basic understanding of skills and tactics in these sporting activities. Our assessment criteria reflects the need for students to not just physically flourish, but to develop the student holistically. We adopted the “Head, Heart, Hands” model to ensure all students are accounted for in assessments. By KS4, we give onus to the students select a pathway based upon their own sporting interests, with a wide range of opportunities on offer such as leadership events, coaching awards and healthy active lifestyles units of work. We continually update and review our curriculum to allow for change to suit the needs of all our learners.

In Years 7-9 students have 4 periods per fortnight and in Years 10 and 11 they have 3 periods per fortnight

What the school offers its staff

The development of our staff is core to our well-being strategy and central in ensuring that we are able to deliver our mission. We will offer you:

  • High standards and high expectations whilst ensuring workload is balanced
  • Professional development opportunities to develop both pedagogy and leadership
  • Friendly and supportive staff body
  • Highly compliant and polite students
  • A work laptop
  • Increased non-contact time to allow for further lesson planning and preparation
  • Friendly cover arrangements
  • A visible and supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • A collective team of staff working under our mission to improve the Academy further

In return, we offer an incredibly positive working environment, passionately believing that our human resources are our most important and valuable resources. Therefore, our staff wellbeing strategy is at the heart of our ongoing improvement work, meaning that middle and senior leaders are committed to ensuring that all staff are happy, cared for, listened to and professionally equipped to fulfil their role to the highest possible standard. Furthermore, opportunities for career progression regularly arise, with the Academy having an excellent record of training and developing our own teachers and leaders from within.

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 Erasmus Darwin Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1141 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Erasmus Darwin Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.skelding@eda.staffs.sch.uk.

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