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Teacher of Physical Education - Full-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-281T
  • Posted:29/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS
  • Start Date:1 January 2023
  • App Close Date:07/12/2022 at 17:30
  • Interviews:Week commencing 12 December 2022


Full-Time Appointment of Teacher of Physical Education

Start date: Position available immediately


Information for Applicants:

Borden Grammar School is committed to developing minds and changing futures, by providing every advantage that a selective community school can offer. Ofsted recently described the school as a “harmonious community” and our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”. We would expect the successful candidate to model these values and to join us in our journey, with drive and determination, to achieve the best for all the students you teach.

The PE Department possesses a breadth of experience and staff show considerable commitment to a range of extra-curricular opportunities. Borden students compete at district and county level in a wide range of sports: football, rugby, cricket, hockey, handball, athletics etc. The department has successfully run an inclusive as well as a competitive extra-curricular programme, therefore the successful candidate would be expected to share this ethos and contribute to enriching students’ experiences beyond the classroom.  PE has proved to be a very popular and successful option at GCSE with students increasingly choosing to pursue PE with us at A level.

The post is equally suited to somebody seeking to join the profession and secure their NQT status or a colleague looking for career development by securing a new post. It is an advantage if the candidate is able to teach a second subject but not essential. Most importantly you will want to make a significant contribution to the quality of education and the extra-curricular provision that the students receive at this school.


Completed applications should be sent via post or email to:

Ms L Bateman, PA to Headteacher, Borden Grammar School, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB

 Email:    lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk

 Whilst the closing date for applications is 5.30pm, Wednesday 7 December 2022; the school reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications and close the advert earlier if the quality of early applications necessitates such a response.

Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

GDPR Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Lara Bateman
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.