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Teacher of PE - Full-time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-21-T
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:Academy Teacher Band 1-9 (Main / UPS Equivalent)
  • Start Date:Sept 2023 or early
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Teacher of PE

Required September 2023 or earlier.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of PE to work within a very successful and large department.

The successful candidate should be able to deliver high quality theory and practical lessons including, BTEC Sport, GCSE PE and A Level PE. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified PE teacher to work with colleagues and contribute fully to a successful and growing department. PE and sport are hugely popular subjects in the school with a large uptake at KS4 and KS5. We run an extensive extra-curricular programme that caters for all of our students and a commitment to this is an essential part of the role. Our school teams compete well at district level in a variety of sports and in recent years, we have had success in county and national competitions across several sports.

Our Sixth Form sport academy programmes attract students from all over the South East and the PE department play a significant role in supporting the holistic development of these students. A large number of students benefit from exceptional support for their sport and we also work closely with district primary schools to provide positive sports experiences in regular competitions and events.

The department benefits from some outstanding teaching facilities, including a 400m athletics track, beach area, tennis dome, a large sports hall, a 4G Astroturf 5-a-side football pitch and an onsite gym with spin studio. Teaching staff have the opportunity to access discounted annual membership to the Lifestyle Fitness Gym and the school’s commitment to developing staff has resulted in several of our PE staff being successful in securing middle and senior leadership roles.

If you share our passion for ensuring high standards for all, if you believe that “every learner matters” and have the ambition to help maximise opportunities for young people in our school, we would very much like to hear from you.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

The Canterbury Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. All posts will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. A satisfactory DBS disclosure must be presented to the Academy before any employment can commence. In line with KCSIE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found, concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children, will be discussed at the interview stage.

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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.