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Teacher of PE and PSHE - Full-time

Folkestone Academy, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4020-481T
  • Posted:27/05/2022
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:08/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Folkestone Academy is looking to recruit an innovative, dedicated Teacher of PE with potential of teaching PSHE to help ensure that our knowledge-led curriculum is effectively delivered to our ambitious, confident and successful pupils at KS3, KS4 and KS5 and also help to deliver on the extra-curricular projects run by department.

As a faculty we are committed to supporting our pupils in becoming confident in their own ability, with a sense of purpose and a vision for their futures. We want all of our pupils to be successful, achieving qualifications and skills that prepare them for their future choices. We have high expectations of our pupils at the Academy; our behaviour policy assures the highest expectations of behaviour in and out of lessons, creating a calm and purposeful learning environment.

The Folkestone Academy community strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education.

We need an inspirational and experienced Teacher who is highly motivated and dedicated.  The right candidate would have a passion for powerful education and research and be capable of taking on appropriate responsibility within the department.   The role will require a teacher who is capable of leading and inspiring colleagues as well as pupils.  They will have an enthusiasm and passion for Physical Education and must be able to translate that to the classroom.   The PE Department at Folkestone Academy are used to working collaboratively and the ability to help develop is an important part of this role, along with working as part of the wider Trust Team. 

The ideal candidates will…

  • be dedicated to improving pupil progress and raising attainment
  • be highly motivated, with a passion for education
  • possess the drive and determination to overcome disadvantage in a growing school, which requires an ‘all-hands on deck’ approach
  • able to work both independently and as a team
  • build good rapport with students of all abilities and challenges

In return, the school will be able to offer……

  • a dedicated faculty team of teachers and associate staff, who are always willing to go above and beyond to support our pupils, and one another
  • ongoing professional development and support for future career progression
  • Quality Assurance cycles which are genuinely developmental for all colleagues
  • a Trust which takes pupil and faculty welfare and intellectual development seriously
  • supportive governors and a dedicated faculty team who are continually willing to learn
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference and be part of our continuing journey

Applications will be reviewed as they come in. We reserve the right to close the advert early is a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be.

We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives.

We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values.

Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’.

Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).