Teacher of PE / Dance
Thank you for your interest in working at Thamesmead School, we are looking to recruit an outstanding teacher to work within our PE department. Ideally we would like a female teacher but we will consider applications from good male teachers. The successful individual will share our vision of achieving excellence and raising further the standards of teaching and learning. You will be a team player with a clear understanding of current and future curriculum developments. The post is suitable for an ECT or a more experienced colleague.
You may also need to contribute to the teaching of one or more of Health and Social Care, Science, or Food and Nutrition. There is also potential for a TLR for an experienced candidate to lead Health and Social Care at Key Stage 4.
Thamesmead is a successful 11-16 school rated good by Ofsted in June 2017. We are a happy community of staff and students and you will see that if you wish to come and visit us as part of your application.
Purpose of the Post
To contribute to achieving the aims and objectives of the Curriculum Area and of Thamesmead School and to develop and teach an effective and stimulating curriculum, so maximising the attainment of the students.
Accountable to: Curriculum Leader/Subject Leader
Accountable for: Students within teaching area
• To plan, prepare and teach lessons of the highest quality.
• To use the resources of the subject in an effective and imaginative way.
• To motivate, enthuse, excite and challenge students to produce the highest quality work.
• To contribute to the writing and implementation of the subject’s Development Plan.
• To respond to professional development opportunities and work within the school’s Continuing Professional Development Framework, including ICT developments.
• To support departmental and school approaches to assessment, recording and reporting.
• To participate in the pastoral organisation of the school as a form tutor, as required.
• Establish a clear understanding of how the curriculum area contributes to students’ spiritual, moral, emotional, cultural, social development and race awareness. Use this understanding to promote British Values;
• Work within the subject’s schemes of work and contribute to their review and development.
• Attend subject and other school meetings and so contribute to departmental and whole school improvement.
• Monitor individual student progress by using data and assessment procedures and by giving appropriate feedback to students, parents and line managers.
• Promote the school’s ethos and behaviour management approach.
• Exploit opportunities to develop students’ skills in ICT, literacy and numeracy and to contribute to students’ personal, spiritual, moral, social, cultural development and race awareness.
• Contribute to the department’s programme of events and Extra Curricular activities.
• Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Tutor Group as a whole.
Thamesmead students and staff are friendly and fun to work with. They like coming into school, behave well in class and achieve good results. In 2019 85% of our Year 11 students achieved grade 4 or above in both English and Maths. They have achieved positive Progress 8 scores each year and our score places us in the top 17% of schools in England.
Thamesmead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.