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Teacher of PE

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School

Maidstone Road
Kent
ME1 3EL
Scale: MPS/UPS based on experience
Job Summary: We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, or potentially outstanding teacher of Physical Education.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, or potentially outstanding teacher, who can deliver high quality learning opportunities for our students in Physical Education.

This represents a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and dynamic individual to contribute to the success of a thriving department. The ability to coach Rugby, Cricket Hockey or Netball to a high level is an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will join a busy and highly effective PE department, with teamwork at the heart of its success. The department is currently made up of eight members of staff and also uses additional external coaches. The department runs an extensive Saturday morning fixture list and the candidate will be expected to play a full and active role in this. The department runs overseas tours in the 3 major sports, the senior rugby sides tour Canada, the hockey sides go to Barcelona and the cricket teams tour Barbados.

This is a full-time, permanent position offering MPS/UPS, based on experience.

Enquiries: Please contact Sarah Rose (PA to the Headteacher) sarah.rose@sjwms.org.uk

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Working with us: Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School is a selective boys grammar school with a large co educational sixth form. It was founded in 1701 in order to provide an education to young men who would go on to work at the famous Chatham Dockyard. More than 300 years later we still pride ourselves on providing a superb academic education alongside an unparalleled range of opportunities for personal growth and character development. Awarded ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted in March 2023, the school has a track record of exceptional examination performance. Our Ofsted report comments, ‘Pupils and students are thoughtful, polite, courteous and respectful.’ It also comments, ‘Staff morale is high, and turnover is low. Leaders are very conscious of staff well-being.’

In 2012 the School became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and in 2021 was successful in converting this into becoming one of the first 35 National Teaching School Hubs. Alongside our work as a National Support School, our position in Leigh Academies Trust and as the lead school in the Kent and Medway Maths Hub the school is in unrivalled position to offer superb support and training to any new member of staff, regardless of their role, or their experience.

Please click here to view our website, to find out more about Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School. 

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

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Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates – you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.