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PE Teacher - part-time 0.4 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

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.

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 Contract, Part Time  0.4 - Outer London pay scale,

Appointment for September 2022

Closing date: Friday 1 July 2022 at 9am

Information and an application form  can be found below.  Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4.  Applications should be returned to HR hr@parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

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.

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, someone who will embrace the opportunities of working in a leading edge school.  This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.  Ofsted (2013) judged the school outstanding in all areas.

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 within which team to grow and develop.
  • An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.

2.        Curriculum, staffing and resources

This is a dynamic PE Department which welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject of Physical Education. The department is extremely experienced and is proud to boast a strong extra-curricular programme with a history of success, alongside 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 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. We teach Gymnastics and Table Tennis in a separate space and utilise two Netball courts for school fixtures. We also enjoy the use of Centenary Park (which is accessible from the PE building) in the Summer Term. We are also lucky to have access to our own football pitch and cricket pitch, both of which are situated on 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. This mirrors the full spectrum of assessment on the GCSE PE course and is therefore not limited to practical performance. At Key Stage 4, in core lessons, all students take part in the Sports Leaders Award, NGB Awards and a First Aid course.

Students can opt to study BTEC Sport or GCSE PE (AQA) at Key Stage 4. By running both courses, we can ensure that each student is placed on the course that best suits their style of learning and gives them the greatest chance of success. 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 widely regarded as “leading edge”: we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions and we actively support our staff in pursuing Masters and other higher qualifications.

“Park High School has an incredibly strong developmental culture, with a real focus on investing in staff to better student outcomes. It is highly valued by staff and brilliantly led, with positive support from the Headteacher and senior leadership who are also quick to advocate its importance within school.”  TDT Audit 2018

4.        Tutor role

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 pupils 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.                    

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.