Aylestone School, Hereford, Herefordshire


Job details

Subject Physical Education
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic teacher of Girls PE to join our forward thinking, highly successful and motivated team, starting in April 2020 to cover a team member on maternity leave.

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and inspiring teacher with a real passion for sport and Physical Education. Whilst the school has a relentless focus on high expectations and aspirations, we are proud to provide a happy and nurturing environment, so that as well as maturing into well-rounded, confident young people, our students develop a passion for learning.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Teacher of Girls PE with an ambitious vision for the subject. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will teach across Key Stages 3 and 4 including GCSE PE and BTEC Sport, whilst also maintaining the delivery of specialist PE lessons within our federation primary school.

There may also be the opportunity as part of this post to take on the leadership of the department, whilst working closely with the link member of SLT.

Applicants would need to teach a variety of sports and take an active role in our extremely popular extra-curricular programme, showing a clear commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for pupils of all abilities.

The successful applicant should have a record of delivering consistently good to outstanding lessons and have the ability to develop active learning strategies to challenge and inspire all of our pupils. Additionally, they should be able to contribute to, organise, develop and deliver schemes of work, which help promote engagement, excellence, and independent thought.

Essential educational requirements

Appropriate teaching and academic qualifications, including degree and PGCE
Wide ranging knowledge of current developments in the National Curriculum and its assessment.
Wide ranging knowledge of a variety of sports and activities.
Very good knowledge of inclusive curriculum and pastoral approaches to school improvement.
Awareness of current syllabus development.
Specific knowledge of innovative educational approaches which make a difference to student outcomes.

Essential qualifications

Appropriate teaching and academic qualifications, including degree and PGCE
Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).

Essential skills and experience

Ability to teach to KS3 and GCSE. Willingness to teach primary PE
Commitment to improving student learning and raising achievement.
Enthusiasm to inspire in students a desire to learn and participate.
Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
Well developed inter-personal skills and flexible approaches in using them with staff, students, parents and the wider community.
Interest in innovation in the classroom including interactive whiteboard skills.
Experience and understanding of helping high and low achievers.
Experience of teaching Physical Education across the full age and ability range of an 11-16 school, with proven success.
Experience of curriculum planning, assessment and moderation for Physical Education.
Proven record as a teacher whose students reach high standards of learning and achievement.
Able to enthuse, motivate and discipline students.
Experience in the use of ICT in the classroom with the skill to impart that expertise to others.

Employee benefits


School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 358 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Aylestone School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email scameron@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk

About Aylestone School

Aylestone School is a co-educational 11-16 school, located in the picturesque Cathedral City of Hereford, adjacent to the Herefordshire Colleges' campus for Further Education, and 10 minutes walk from the City railway station.

School location

Broadlands House, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 1HY