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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Main or Upper Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

As the successful applicant for the post of Teacher of Physical Education, you will be an enthusiastic and dedicated individual, determined to make a difference to the lives of the children you teach. You will be passionate about the transformational impact of high-quality physical education and have an ability to create a nurturing and engaging learning environment.

As a member of The Sport and Wellbeing Faculty, you will be a committed team player, driven to make a positive impact. Through your enduring commitment to support young people, you will bring a natural flair for developing positive working relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. You will be joining a supportive and experienced faculty who are enthusiastic and passionate about physical education.

The faculty consists of two subject areas, physical education and health and social care. The faculty enjoys a high profile in the school and in our community. In the last two years, the faculty has achieved the Derbyshire SportsMark ‘Gold’ Award and the Association of Physical Education Award (with Distinction), recognising high-quality PE provision. The faculty has an established track record of examination success at GCSE, Cambridge Nationals and BTEC. You will ideally have experience of teaching PE and dance at Key Stages 3 and 4, GCSE PE, OCR Cambridge Nationals (Level 2) and BTEC Sport (Level 3). If you do not have experience of delivering these courses, an enthusiasm to learn is essential.


What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting time to join the faculty. We have recently completed the refurbishment of our fitness suite and accepted the delivery of our own set of spin bikes. The school’s sporting facilities include an all-weather surface, sports field, netball courts, short tennis courts, a large sports hall and a sprung dance floor.

The faculty has a tradition of exceptional results in local, regional and national competitions in various activities. Our extracurricular provision is a powerful feature of the faculty’s work and the person appointed will be expected to enhance our participation and the competitive elements of these activities.

This is a real opportunity to contribute to the continuing success of the school.

Our vision statement 'learning together for the future' is evident throughout the school. There is a focused atmosphere that is conducive to excellent learning, an engaging and broad curriculum and an extensive range of enrichment activities. As a result our students are well behaved, highly motivated and achieve high academic standards.

We are student-centred and our aim is for every student to experience first rate learning and teaching. The school motto of 'Integrity, tenacity and service' is at the core of school life.

What our staff say:

"During my first term at Ecclesbourne I have felt extremely welcomed by staff and students alike. The school have been beyond supportive and encourage me to be the best teacher I can possibly be. Ecclesbourne inspires pride in its students through presentation, attitude and extra-curricular events. I have never known a school take so much delight in organised student-centred activities that, ultimately, boost the students' ideologies. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term at Ecclesbourne and I hope that it will be the first of many in an enjoyable career."

The reward for working at Ecclesbourne is more than financial and we give back to our staff in terms of wellbeing, training and support. In addition, children of members of staff with a minimum of two years’ service at the school at the time of application are included in our admissions criteria.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process which is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment will be conditional on a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references, health check and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About The Ecclesbourne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1607 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01332 843257

The Ecclesbourne School aims to provide a first class education in a happy, well-ordered and purposeful atmosphere. We are a non-selective school and committed to an inclusive community ethos. We challenge all our learners to achieve their best.

The school is set in the village of Duffield, in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. It is centred on the western bank of the River Derwent at the mouth of the River Ecclesbourne. Duffield is within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Area and its elevated surroundings are the southern foothills of the Pennines.

The school’s sporting facilities include an all weather surface, grass football, rugby and hockey pitches, netball courts, tennis courts, a large sports hall, a sprung floor dance studio and a fully equipped fitness suite.

Our English block contains twelve state of the art classrooms along with a theatre with tiered seating for up to 240.

Our Sixth Form Centre is a place of relaxation and study, with classrooms, a communal area, a deli bar and access to pastoral support.

High quality modern IT facilities exist throughout the school. All main teaching rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards.

Wherever you are on our site you will find well maintained buildings full of happy students.

We believe that our students are all equally important. We encourage them to welcome and celebrate their inherent differences and we operate a fully inclusive system designed to ensure all our students achieve their full potential. We encourage students to value each other and the relationships they make. We have very high expectations and we challenge every member of our school community to raise their aspirations and develop the confidence to reach for the stars.

We are dedicated to improve continually the quality of education we provide. If you join us we expect you to take a full part in the life and work of the school, to meet the challenges that we offer and to endeavor to become an active member of our school community. The School’s motto, “Integrity, Tenacity, Service”, is as significant now as it was when the School opened its doors in 1957.

We employ a wide range of talented, well-qualified people capable of delivering a high standard of education and support for our students. You must be passionate about the power of education to improve the quality of life and the life chances of young people, driven to achieve better results through determination and commitment and motivated to work in partnership with everyone in the School. All staff are given the opportunity to access the training and support they need.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Our school is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process which is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment will be conditional on a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references, health check and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain convictions are considered “protected”. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice Website and on the websites of charities NACRO and UNLOCK.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a school we are passionate about diversity and recognize that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Arranging a visit to The Ecclesbourne School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tspencer-keyse@ecclesbourne.derbyshire.sch.uk.

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