This job expired on 5 June 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - One academic year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Teacher of Boys’ PE

(Temporary for one academic year) Start date: 1st September 2024

The Crypt School is looking for a well-qualified, dynamic and innovative full-time Teacher of Boys’ PE. This is a popular and successful subject at both GCSE and A-Level. ECTs are welcome to apply. The ability to teach a second subject is desirable.

We welcome applications from colleagues who enjoy working as part of a team and who seek to contribute actively to the promotion of achievement and enrichment activities throughout the School. Ultimately, we are seeking teachers who will enthuse pupils in this oversubscribed Ofsted outstanding (March 2024) selective school.

What the school offers its staff

The Crypt School is an exciting and vibrant environment in which to teach and to learn, and our commitment to developing staff has been recognised by an Investors in People Gold award. We benefit from a supportive culture and a diverse and enthusiastic pupil body. All staff contribute to the wider life of the School and we welcome applications from colleagues who want to make a real difference to our school and the lives of the pupils who attend.

The Crypt School is an equal opportunity employer, and we value having a workforce as diverse as the city and region we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community, and we particularly welcome applications from groups who are currently under-represented within our workforce such as from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and disabled candidates. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Our recruitment selection criteria and procedures are frequently reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and that no applicant or employee is disadvantaged by provisions, criteria or practices which cannot be shown to be justified.

School information, further details of the post and an application form are available at: cryptschool.org/vacancies

Completed applications and enquiries to Sharon Bailey: sbailey@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk

Deadline for Applications: Noon, Wednesday 5th June 2024. Interviews:Tuesday 11th June 2024. Please include a short personal statement about your relevant experience with the appropriate completed application form. CVs not acceptable.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The Crypt School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community

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 The Crypt School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1101 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Crypt School is an exciting and vibrant environment in which to teach and to learn. The School has a long and distinguished tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1539, when the School was founded at the Church of St. Mary de Crypt in the centre of Gloucester. We moved to our present site in 25 acres of grounds on the Southern Outskirts of the city in the 1940’s. There are currently around 1006 pupils on roll with nearly 300 in the Sixth Form.

In September 2018, the School welcomed its first cohort of girls into Year 7, marking a change in the status of the School from an 11-18 selective boys’ grammar school with a co-educational sixth form, to a fully co-educational selective school – the only co-educational selective school in Gloucester. This change now offers parents in the city and region greater choice, whilst enabling the boys and girls who will be educated at The Crypt, to benefit from a co-educational setting. Alongside of the change to a fully co-educational school, the School has been approved as a Sponsor School, working to support other schools in the area to improve the quality of the education provided: it is clearly a most exciting time to be joining The Crypt School!

We are proud of our school community, which comprises a talented and hardworking staff team, committed governors, industrious and courteous pupils, supportive parents who contribute much to the School through the Crypt School PTA, and a strong Old Cryptians’ Club. The Crypt is a happy and well-disciplined school. Pupils in Years 7 – 11 wear a full school uniform, and the dress code for students in the Sixth Form is smart office wear.

We have the highest expectations for all our pupils in both their academic and co-curricular pursuits. We aim to ensure that every pupil achieves their full potential and leaves school fully prepared for, and confident in facing the challenges of life as well rounded young adults. Most importantly, we want our pupils to feel valued, happy and secure at school. In later life, we hope that they retain fond memories of their school days, and will be able to feel that they were a part of something very special.

The School is forward looking and will continue to embrace new teaching technologies and methodologies to ensure high quality outcomes for our students. CPD is important, and we place a high emphasis on helping staff to develop the skills they need to do their job well and to help prepare them for the challenges of the future. Our culture supports staff in both trying new ideas and then sharing them through our Teaching and Learning Lead Teachers. At the same time, we place a high emphasis upon traditional grammar school values: excellence and the celebration of learning, valued for its own sake; determination in the face of difficulties and the inevitable challenges that life throws our way; leadership opportunities; care and celebrating every individual’s worth.

Gloucester is still a small city yet retains four grammar schools. The ability profile of our pupils is therefore from the top 30 percent, which is broad in comparison with some grammar schools nationally, although in the past five years the ability level of our cohort on entry to the School has risen significantly. That trend is likely to be accelerated as we move to a co-educational intake from 2018. The School draws pupils from a wide geographical area, although the majority live in the southern half of the city of Gloucester. It is a source of pride that the great majority of the School’s pupils do live in the city of Gloucester, whereas the intake of the other city grammar schools is much more widely spread.

For a medium sized school, the sporting achievements of the pupils have been remarkable. In recent years several pupils have gained representative honours at a national level in a variety of sports. Gloucestershire is a rugby county and so inevitably rugby is the main winter sport for boys, with football and cross country running. The girls take part in netball and football, with some opting for rugby. Girls’ sport is an area that will develop strongly over the next few years Cricket and athletics are the main summer sports and pupils also enjoy other sporting and recreational activities throughout the year and access to the school gym. In December 2013 Ofsted conducted a one day inspection of our provision for Competitive Sport, which was graded as “Exceptional.” The performing arts are very well supported and encouraged as an essential part of school life. Music, both choral and instrumental, is well established at the heart of the school. P.E., Music and Drama are also successful as A level and GCSE options. Each year a major play is staged in the main hall; recent plays have included - Macbeth, ‘Oh, What a lovely War’, Peter Pan, School of Rock and this year Billy Elliot.

In every sense the School is healthy and is improving. Results in the summers of 2018, 2017 and 2016 were the best in both raw terms in the School’s history and value added is significantly positive (our Progress 8 score for 2018 is 0.65). Even more importantly the percentage of students achieving 9-7 grades at GCSE and A*-B grades at A level has increased significantly in recent years, as have the number of students receiving offers of University places from Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. A growing number of leavers also now progress to higher level apprenticeships at companies such as GE Aviation, Deloitte and GCHQ.

The School is full from 11-16, and we created a fifth form of entry in Year 7 in 2016 to cope with growing numbers and VI form numbers have increased annually. At around 1000 students, the School is the fullest it has ever been.

Staff morale is very high and the School invests much time and money into the professional development of all colleagues to ensure continued school improvement. In 2013, we achieved Investors in People Gold award in recognition of that commitment. Over the past few years significant investment in the school site has been made - a £1.4 million VI form Learning Resource Centre was completed in the spring of 2009, adding four new VI form classrooms, an ICT suite and a library for whole school use. A brand new food technology room was completed in 2010 and Food Technology was added to the curriculum in September 2011. We received over £900,000 of funding in 2011/12 which was spent on building a dedicated Drama Studio and Fitness Suite. In the summer of 2015, we opened a new £1.8m Engineering block, which houses the Mathematics and Physics departments and a new Robotics room. In 2017, at a cost of almost £1m, we completely refurbished our sports hall and constructed an adjacent classroom block which houses the Sports Science and Psychology departments. This year we will be spending £850,000 on a new sports pavilion and netball and tennis courts, to provide accommodation and facilities for our new female intake.

In March 2024, the School received an outstanding Ofsted report in all areas and our extra-curricular programme was singled out as being a particular strength: “Pupils make exceptionally good use of the extensive range of extra-curricular activities on offer. For example, pupils take part in engineering challenges, enjoy crochet, or learn sign language. They attend plays, lead debates, or compete in one
of the many sporting activities on offer.

The School’s finances are secure and we became an Academy 1st April 2011, enabling us to maintain our current staffing levels, and in consequence therefore the excellent curricular and co-curricular opportunities available to students at the school.

The School is far from complacent though and we are always looking at how we can improve upon our current practice.

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