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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Monday to Friday. Part time Part time applications welcome

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main Pay Scale / UPS / Unqualified

What skills and experience we're looking for

Applications are welcome from instructors, newly qualified and experienced teachers of PE, who have a passion for the subject and for student success. An ability to teach Post 16 is desirable but not essential.

Our PE department prides itself on inclusion, where every child has the chance to access high quality PE lessons and develop their understanding across numerous sports. We look at the whole individual and assess based not just on physical performance but also social, communicative and leadership skills as we work to develop positive self-esteem for all our pupils. We recognise that positive sporting experiences at a young age can have a major impact on the mental well-being of our students and ensure that all our pupils, regardless of ability, have the chance to achieve success in PE.

We offer GCSE PE and Level 2 BTEC from Year 9 and A Level PE and Level 3 BTEC (single and double) from Year 12. Our PE Department has had great success in local borough, county and national competitions across a number of different sports, most notably football, basketball and athletics. We run numerous extra-curricular clubs in the sports above as well as table tennis, rugby, cross country, cricket, badminton and tennis.

Our facilities include a recently built 3G Astro, a multi-use Sports Hall, a fitness suite, outdoor basketball/tennis courts and football/rugby fields.

We are looking to appoint those with a passion for both Physical Education and Sport, who work well as part of a team but also have the confidence to share their ideas on how the department can be improved. Applicants will have had experience of teaching across the ability range at KS3 and KS4 and possibly KS5 and must be passionate, well organised, and hardworking, with high expectations of students and colleagues. Successful candidates will be expected to teach across this wide range of provision as well as contribute to the extra-curricular programme with commitment to clubs, trips, and fixtures.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Children who behave well and want to learn and committed staff who love their school
  • A collaborative partnership with teachers and our local Parish and community of schools
  • Support and encouragement to continue with further research or study and the opportunity to develop teaching resources and other assessment material
  • Personal support with our wellbeing programme and support structures
  • A supportive community and a well-developed programme of CPD and support

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to contact the school to arrange a time to come and visit us for an informal discussion. Please contact James Hollingsworth, Teaching and Learning Director on 01702 344933 or email jhollingsworth@st-thomasmore.southend.sch.uk to arrange a telephone conversation or a tour.

Please see the school’s website for further details and an application form or telephone the school for details to be sent to you. Please return completed applications to recruitment@st-thomasmore.southend.sch.uk. We are a Catholic School but applications are equally welcome from non-Catholics who support our Catholic ethos.

Closing date: 19th May 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed

Start date: 1st September 2024

The school’s application form must be completed. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks and Enhanced DBS clearance. References will be sought and an online search carried out on applicants as part of our due diligence.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and safeguarding checks including an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

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About St Thomas More High School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1242 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We aim to develop the school’s community to provide a disciplined, caring and stable environment in which pupils can achieve their best and develop as confident young people, well prepared and fully equipped to make a positive contribution to the wider world as responsible citizens.

As a Catholic school we respect each pupil as a unique person with God given gifts, qualities and particular needs.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas More High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@st-thomasmore.southend.sch.uk.

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