running_track2Highams Park School is looking to appoint a high quality female teacher to work alongside a dynamic and enthusiastic team of staff. There is a post of responsibility as second in department with a TLR2A available for a suitably experienced candidate.

MPS/UPS £27,594 - £43,347  - From September

You will work within the PE department and ensure that student progress is maximized through innovative, challenging and engaging teaching. You will have excellent subject knowledge and be passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people.

girls yr8 9 football essex cup winners may 2014Highams Park School is looking to appoint a high quality female teacher to work alongside a dynamic and enthusiastic team of staff. You will work within the PE department and ensure that student progress is maximized through innovative, challenging and engaging teaching. You will have excellent subject knowledge and be passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people.

There is a post of responsibility as second in department with a TLR2A available for a suitably experienced candidate. If you wish to be considered for this role, then please make that clear in your letter of application.

rowing webThe PE department is large, well-resourced and highly experienced.  This post represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious professional ready to take on the challenge of improving an already successful department in which outcomes are good in all key stages.

sportscentrewebHighams Park is a very successful co-educational 11-18 Academy converter with 1600 students on roll including nearly 400 in the 6th Form. We pride ourselves on being a comprehensive school that serves the local area and in which there is a strong culture of traditional values coupled with an emphasis on high quality, forward-thinking teaching and learning.

Salary / Grade: MPS/UPS + TLR2A
Responsible for: PHYSICAL EDUCATION (specific duties detailed below
The Professional duties of teachers, (other than the Principal) are set out in the School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document and describe the duties required of all teachers. In addition, the specific requirements of the post of classroom teacher, along with the particular duties expected of the post holder have been set out below.


To support the Head of Department in the leadership and management of Physical Education

Main (core) Duties

  • Teaching Physical Education to KS3 – KS5 as required
  • General teaching duties as expected for a Classroom Teacher
  • Supporting the Head of Department in leading the Physical Education Department

Teaching and Learning

  1. Teach Physical Education to KS3 –KS5 as requir
  2. Contribute to the department’s bank of resources for the teaching of Physical Education and assist in the production of materials which take into account students of all abilities and level
  3. Contribute to the drawing up, evaluation and reviewing of Schemes of Work in relation to Key Stages 3 4 & 5.
  4. Plan and evaluate work in accordance with departmental policy.
  5. Work effectively with colleagues, providing support and help as requir
  6. Build positive working relationships with students in your care, implementing the school’s rewards and sanctions consistently.

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

  1. Maintain records of achievement and progress of all students in accordance with statutory requirements and departmental policy.
  2. Mark and return work set, including homework, in line with school and departmental policy.
  3. Adhere to the school’s Assessment and Marking Policy.
  4. Complete student data entry and reports in line with school policy.
  5. Attend Parents’ Evenings as required and keep students and parents informed about current performance and ways in which to improve.


To be read in conjunction with the current Conditions of Employment of School Teachers and Pay and Conditions document.

In this job description it is assumed that colleagues holding Second in Department or Key Stage Coordinator roles will not only promote the status of their department but will also contribute towards achieving the general aims of the school. Colleagues holding Second in Department or Key Stage Coordinator roles are important middle leaders and must take an active part in general organisation and discipline.

Principle responsibilities include the following areas:

1. Leadership

  • Supporting the Head of Department in setting aims and objectives for the department that reflect school priorities.
  • Promoting the School’s core values within the department.
  • Helping the Head of Department in monitoring general standards of work and behaviour (including implementing the School’s Behavior Policy).
  • Supporting the Head of Department with curriculum planning within Physical Education.
  • Promoting and leading extra-curricular activities and enrichment beyond curriculum lessons within the department.

2. Student Progress

  • Leading on the raising of achievement of students in external examination classes (Key Stages 4 and 5) within the department.
  • Interpreting a variety of data at Key Stages 4 and 5 in order to assess student progress.
  • Identifying underachievement and putting into place plans to tackle underachievement of specific students.
  • Liaising with the Head of Department to agree in-class intervention strategies and, where necessary, out-of-class intervention to help boost progress in examination classes.
  • Reporting to the Head of Department and members of the Senior Leadership Team on student progress in examination classes.


3. Curriculum

  • Supporting the Head of Department in the provision of appropriate programmes of study and schemes of work for the various areas within the department.
  • Supporting colleagues in preparing students for GCSE, GCE, BTEC and other external exams as appropriate.
  • Co-coordinating external exam entries, in liaison with the Examinations Officer.
  • Ensuring appropriate teaching resources are placed onto the school’s VLE, which is Firefly, in order to deepen and extend students’ learning.
  • Ensuring that all colleagues in the department log homework tasks on Firefly promptly.


4. Staff Development

  • Having responsibility for Performance Management processes for some colleagues within the department.
  • Promoting appropriate in house or external CPDL for colleagues in the department for whom you have Performance Management responsibility.
  • Supporting the Head of Department in the monitoring of teaching and learning, including helping to ensure that regular observations of colleagues are conducted; timely feedback is given and written up on the Bluesky portal.
  • Assisting teachers within the department with issues in relation to teaching of their subjects and liaising with the Deputy Principal where necessary.

5. Use of Resources

  • Supervising teaching rooms and ensuring that displays are of a high quality.
  • Involvement with the planning and equipping of teaching areas.
  • Preparing and promoting displays of students work in teaching areas and corridors.
  • Supporting the Head of Department in coordinating advice on resources and material preparation within the department.

6. Communication

  • Attending Raising Achievement Team meetings for Key Stages 4 and 5 as appropriate.
  • Supporting the Head of Department in convening, preparing agendas and keeping minutes of departmental meetings.
  • Liaising with colleagues in other departments and colleagues on SLMT where appropriate.
  • Representing the department on local or regional subject groups and liaising with examination boards where appropriate.

7. Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal

 Personal Specification

 Qualifications and Experience  

1. Good degree in the relevant subject or subjects

2. Qualified Teacher Status + right to work in the UK

3. Experience of teaching the subject to GCSE level and the ability to teach to A level (where relevant)

4. Experience as a tutor and/or in pastoral work

Skills and Attributes in Teaching and Learning 

5. Clear understanding of what constitutes good and outstanding lessons

6. Ability to produce high quality experiences and outcomes for students

7. Ability to develop differentiated lesson plans and Schemes of Work

8. Collaborative teaching methods and ability to work with colleagues in the preparation, assessment and monitoring of work

9. Practical understanding of National Curriculum requirements (where relevant) in terms of content, classroom practice, differentiation, assessment and reporting to parents

10. Ability to use data effectively to evaluate student progress and achievement

11. Demonstrable experience of improving student outcomes in the last three years (except NQTs)

Professional Skills and Attributes  

12. Ability to organise and prioritise workload and work on own initiative

13. Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding School roles and responsibilities and the post holder’s position within these

14. Ability to communicate well in writing and face-to-face to all stakeholders

15. Administrative and organisational skills

16. Ability to identify own training and development needs and to take responsibility for addressing these

Personal Qualities

17. Respect for all members of the school community

18. Responsibility and attention to detail

19. Resilience in the face of challenge

20. A strong, flexible and proactive work ethic

21. Honesty and trustworthiness

22. Sense of humour and a sense of fun

Commitment to

23. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people

24. Equal opportunities for all in a comprehensive environment

25. Extra-curricular activities to enhance the student experience

Please Email the school on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., HR Manager. Go to our downloads page for an application form and return by midday on Friday 29th March 2019. Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly

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