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Girls PE Teacher
Location
Ark Elvin Academy
Salary From
Ark Main Pay Range (£31,242)
Salary To
Ark Upper Pay Range (£51,913)
 
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At Ark Elvin Academy we are working hard to give all our pupils an excellent education and are looking for committed teachers and support staff to join us at this exciting stage in our school improvement journey. Our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff are doing what it takes to rapidly improve our school and deliver the outstanding education our community needs and deserves. We are deeply committed to our mission:

“To ensure that every pupil leaves Elvin confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.”

In our recent OFSTED inspection (October 2019) it was recognised that Ark Elvin Academy:

“Pupils, parents and staff all agree that Ark Elvin Academy has improved out of all recognition. Pupils are proud of the school.”

“The headteacher and leaders have very high expectations…… Staff want all pupils to succeed in every area of their lives, not just academically.”

“The school is a calm, safe and supportive place for pupils. Pupils behave very well in lessons. They get on well with one another and with adults. At breaktimes the atmosphere in social areas is friendly. Pupils say they feel safe and bullying is not a problem. If there is any, it is dealt with quickly.”

We are a large non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London.  We are committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills, we have:

 

·       twice as many training days as is standard

·       weekly professional development for all staff

 

In recruiting for our Girls Teacher of PE we are seeking the following from applicants:

•        A commitment to our school improvement process 

•        A growth mindset 

•        High standards of professionalism and courteousness 

 

You will become part of a close knit professional community of enthusiastic colleagues who benefit from the training, guidance and support from both the Ark network, one of the country’s top performing school groups and our North London region of schools where we work closely with four outstanding schools; Ark John Keats Academy, King Solomon Academy, Ark Academy and Isaac Newman Academy. 

 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check 

 

Job Description: Teacher of PE

Reporting to:         Head of Department

Key responsibilities:

  • To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard, thereby ensuring meaningful learning takes place and pupils make rapid and sustained progress
  • To develop one’s own teaching practice to a level of advanced proficiency
  • To fully implement all academy routines and techniques for creating a culture of high expectations
  • To contribute to the enrichment, extra-curricular and raising aspirations programmes
  • To provide daily pastoral tutoring to a form group
  • To contribute to the effective daily working of the academy.

Outcomes and Activities:

Teaching and Learning

  • With direction from the Head of Department and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, to plan and prepare effective teaching schemes and lessons
  • To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment
  • To use regular assessments to set targets for pupils, monitor pupil progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring
  • To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils
  • To develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in pupil achievement
  • To ensure that all pupils achieve at least expected progress and the majority of pupils make more than expected progress
  • To maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications
  • To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils
  • To direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities
  • To implement and adhere to the academies behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times
  • To participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.

Academy Culture

  • To support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures
  • To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships
  • To help develop a school/department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement and good discipline
  • To be alert and active on issues relating to pupil welfare and child protection
  • To support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.

Other

  • To undertake , and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development
  • To undertake, within reason, other various responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department or Principal.

 

Person Specification: Girls Teacher of PE

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to at least degree level
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK

 

Experience

  • Evidence of being, or having the potential to be, an outstanding teacher of the subject.

 

Knowledge

  • Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area
  • An understanding of what an outstanding education looks like in the classroom
  • An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high expectations

 

Behaviours

Leadership

  • Effective team worker
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Effective listening skills that lead to a strong understanding of others
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

 Teaching and Learning

  • Excellent classroom teacher, or potential to be one, with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards
  • Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to pupils' needs
  • Understands and interprets complex pupil data to drive lesson planning and pupil attainment
  • Good communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Acts as a role model to staff and pupils
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

Other

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.