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PE Teacher - 1 Year Fixed Term, Part Time, (0.6) Outer London pay scale

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher.  We’d love you to come and join us!

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

Applications from both experienced and Early Careers Teachers (ECT) would be warmly welcomed or those returning from Maternity leave.  

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

1 Year fixed term contract, Part time applicants (0.6) – Outer London pay scale

Appointment for September 2024

Closing date: Monday 15th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. Information and an application can be found below.  Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4.  Applications should be returned to the HR Team at  HR@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

 

1.      Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department.  This post is suitable either for a teacher who is currently in training (ECT) or someone who would like to widen their experience. This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1550 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.

 

We can offer:

  • An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do.
  • An award winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.
  • A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.
  • Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.
  • Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.
  • A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring team within which to grow and develop.
  • An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.
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2.      Curriculum, staffing and resources

This is a dynamic PE Department with a wealth of experience and variety of specialisms. The department is proud to boast a strong extra-curricular programme with a history of success. Our offer includes activities every day before school, at break / lunch and after school. Students are encouraged to strive for excellence as well as to participate in extra-curricular sport for the many other benefits it can bring. We achieve regular success in Borough competitions, with those teams or athletes going on to county, regional or national competition. Our programme is extensive, with teachers and specialist coaches offering training for, among others, football, basketball, netball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, cricket, rounders athletics and trampolining. The high levels of engagement in extra-curricular sport are supported by a curriculum that is rich in depth but also variety. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic in developing their own pedagogy as well as making positive contributions to extra-curricular and to the continued development of the department as a whole.

Physical Education and sport at Park High School enjoy a wide range of facilities. We have a Sports Hall which hosts Basketball, Badminton and Volleyball fixtures with four-lane cricket nets for winter training. We have a teaching space for Gymnastics, a teaching space permanently set up for Table Tennis and two outdoor Basketball courts as well as two outdoor Netball courts for school fixtures. The school has a separate 11-a-side grass football pitch and cricket pitch, both of which are situated on gated land owned and used exclusively by Park High School.

We teach all of our core PE lessons in mixed gender groupings where all classes experience the full range of activities we have on offer. At Key Stage 3, students are introduced to the concept of GCSE style assessment objectives through their practical assessment criteria. At Key Stage 4, in core lessons, all students take part in a Sports Leaders course, coaching and officiating awards and a St John Ambulance First Aid course.

GCSE PE (AQA) is an option for students at Key Stage 4. We can cater for 90 students per year group on our GCSE course and this is regularly oversubscribed. We also run an extremely successful A-Level PE programme (OCR) for those wishing to take their PE specific study further.

 

3.      Staff development

Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.   Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is highly regarded and we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions and we actively support our staff in pursuing Master’s and other higher qualifications.

Quality assurance, continuing professional development and performance development all work together well. Training is high quality and often personalised. There is an impressive suite of in-house training resources and these match school values and priorities. Challenge Partners 2024

 

4.      Pastoral role

All staff are involved in the tutorial system, most as tutors with tutor groups.  This is an important part of our work.

We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic Education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally.

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision.  

 

Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions as the post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers. We are required to conduct online searches for shortlisted candidates in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.