Posted: 25th May 2022
Closing date: 26th June 2022
Interviews held: w/c 4th July 2022
Start date: January 2023 (subject to vetting checks)
Salary: Main scale – Upper pay scale. In line with ability and experience
Contract type: Permanent. 37 weeks term time
NQT: Applications welcomed
Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of Physical Education to commence in January 2023. A second subject is also required (Humanities is a preference but other subjects would be considered).
We seek a committed fulltime PE teacher who is enthusiastic, passionate and has high expectations of all students. We are looking for someone with the ability to teach PE across the full age range of our school, with a particular focus on KS3 and KS4, including GCSE PE. Experience of teaching academic PE would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be a reflective practitioner who is able to maximise the potential of all our pupils. They will use teaching and assessment effectively to ensure that all pupils know and remember key knowledge and skills. We are also looking for a colleague who can make a significant contribution to the wider sporting life of the school, through extra-curricular sports.
PE is in our vibrant Practical and Performance Faculty, where they would be supported by a team of colleagues from practical subjects who work together and support each other. Excellence in sport is at the heart of our school and we have an outstanding track record in competitive sport as well as a range of internal House competitions and a weekly Activities Programme within the timetable where other sports are offered. There are three PE teachers within the faculty and a PE Assistant.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and three forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.
Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.
Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.