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PE Teacher – Primary PE Lead
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PE Teacher: Primary PE Lead

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious and high-performing PE teacher who is committed to pushing themselves further and achieving amazing things with and for their pupils. We believe in high expectations and a sense of collaborative and positive enthusiasm which brings out the best in our team. Through weekly coaching and time allocated to professional development we can help our teachers excel in creating a successful environment for our pupils. As the leader of Primary PE at KSA, you will work closely with all-through PE leadership in developing and delivering our PE curriculum, focussing on leading the primary PE curriculum.


KSA is rare in that it is a genuine all-through school. Our pupils join at 3 years old and stay with us until they are 18. By joining KSA, you play a part in showing what is possible when children’s education is seen as a long-term commitment. We are growing a team of exceptionally committed teachers and leaders who value each and every year of a child’s education equally. If you too are motivated to redress educational disadvantage in the UK, King Solomon Academy is beginning to show what is possible and you could be part of defining the future of education in our country.


At King Solomon Academy, pupils enjoy PE from nursery upwards, and the PE curriculum and sports offer is an important part of our all-through identity. With a range of facilities and a varied programme of sports clubs and teams, the PE department is having real impact on the life and health of the school and our local community. As an all-through school primary pupils gain access to more secondary spaces, for example the sports hall, MUGA and dance studio.


KSA is a pioneering school looking to hire exceptional people. In this role you will:

·      Become part of a team of like-minded individuals;

·      Benefit from expert teacher development so that you make rapid progress in your practice;

·      Play your part in achieving ground-breaking outcomes for pupils from an economically deprived background;

·      Have the opportunity to take on additional leadership responsibilities;

·      Experience a range of development opportunities as part of the Ark network.



To apply, and to see more information about the school and this role please visit The deadline is 11am on Monday 6th December 2021. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz ( or phone on 0207 563 6901.  



Job Description: PE Teacher – Primary PE Lead

Start date:               January 2022 or April 2022 (flexible)

Type of contract: Permanent

Salary:                      Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London): £32,960 - £52,976 + TLR 3 (£1,356)


The Role

·         To provide outstanding teaching and learning to ensure exceptional progress of all pupils;

·         To lead the primary PE curriculum

·         To be an active part of ensuring the PE curriculum is effective all-through



Key responsibilities in leading


·         Work with leaders to review and develop the existing primary PE curriculum and assessment model

·         Ensure that long term planning is in place. 

·         Support teachers with medium and day to day planning

·         Organise electronic and physical resources, including coordinating with the primary lunchtime teams on resources they share with PE department

·         Support other non-specialist teachers in delivering the PE curriculum to the same high standard

·         Contribute to the PE action plan as part of the Academy Development Plan, and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan on a half-termly basis 

·         Assist SLT in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of learning through observations and lesson, work and planning reviews where appropriate 

·         Take a leadership role in organising special curriculum events including sports day, fixtures and other sporting celebrations and events



Key responsibilities in teaching


·         Role model excellent teaching in all your own classes across a range of ages

·         Use regular, measurable & significant assessments to monitor progress and set targets.

·         Respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.

·         Ensure that all pupils achieve at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level.

·         Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.

·         Participate in an exciting and motivating extra-curricular and enrichment offer including university links, trips and residentials.

·         Organise and lead sports fixtures and trips outside of core academy teaching hours

·         Help create a strong academy community, characterized by consistent, orderly, caring and respectful relationships


·         Form teacher/co-tutor (teachers will usually be required to perform the role of form teacher or co-tutor):

o   Create and sustain a positive class culture

o   Care for each pupil as an individual and ensure that they succeed academically and develop emotionally and socially

o   Hold each pupil to account in every aspect of their school life by maintaining frequent phone/email contact with parents



·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.


Person Specification: PE Teacher – Primary PE Lead


Qualification criteria

·        Qualified to degree level and above required

·        Qualified to teach in the UK required

·        Right to work in the UK required

·        Relevant coaching qualifications desirable



·        Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

·        Experience of teaching or coaching a wide age range including primary is desirable



Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them organised around our four school values:


“Aiming high” 

·         Prepares for success with excellent organisational skills  

·         Works hard to achieve goals 

·         Never gives up on ourselves, our teammates or our mission 

·         Willingness to play a full part in school life and go above and beyond to ensure success 

·         High energy and driven by a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude.  


“Working together” 

·         Works effectively as part of a team 

·         Seeks out opportunities to build on own and others’ strengths and helps others to be better through a culture of clear, kind feedback 

·         Makes a strong contribution to assessments and child-led planning 


“Being kind” 

·         Able to create a safe, happy and successful environment for everyone in our community 

·         Shows gratitude 

·         Takes care of others 

·         Exhibits pride in achievements of self and others 


“Leading the way” 

·         Has a passion for working with children

·         Is a positive role model to others

·         Is brave 

·         Shows initiative  

·         Feels passionate about creating a better future. 



This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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