Teacher of PE

  • Location: Accrington
  • Contract Type: Part time (2 days per week)
  • Contract Term: Fixed Term-Maternity Cover to July 2024
  • Closing Date: 13th October 2023
  • Start date: On completion of pre employment checks
  • Shortlisting: 16th October 2023
  • Interviews: w/c 16th October 2023
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The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sport Partnership has supported Schools to deliver high quality PE and School Sport since 2005. It is a “not for profit” organisation based at Accrington Academy but working with primary and secondary schools in the Ribble Valley area as well as in Hyndburn.

A part time Teacher of PE is required for a maternity cover to join our School Sports Partnership team. Based at Accrington Academy you will deliver outstanding sports events of both a competitive and non-competitive nature. You will deliver leadership training to both primary and secondary aged pupils and after school clubs to our local primary schools across Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. Hours of work will typically involve a 6pm finish one day per week to support after school events but flexibility with the working pattern can be offered to the right candidate.. The role requires the successful candidate to be able to work in a variety of locations in the local area so a driving licence and access to a car is vital.

You will be required to deliver consistently good and outstanding sessions, be an excellent team player with the highest standards of professionalism and expectations of students. You will have up to date subject knowledge and a track record of success in maximising student progress and enjoyment of this area of the curriculum

You will also need to demonstrate a commitment to extra-curricular events running within the school sports partnership team.

Please see the supporting documents for more details. If you have any questions about the role please contact [email protected] 

The School

Accrington Academy has a strong local reputation and has been oversubscribed for several years. We are a successful school, with expanding 11-18 provision, and the majority of students spend their entire journey with us. We seek to provide outstanding education and bring out ‘The best in everyone’ every single day for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

We are incredibly proud to deliver a curriculum which combines powerful knowledge and outstanding examination results with Education with Character; an education which challenges, inspires and excites our students and prepares them for the ups and downs of life. With this in mind, we provide a breadth of opportunities and experiences which seek to help our students become confident, well-rounded and ambitious young adults. Our curriculum and enrichment programme is overflowing with opportunities to try something new and develop new skills.

Under recent new leadership, the academy continues to go from strength to strength, with passionate staff who are willing to go the ‘extra mile’ seeing and treating every student as an individual. The environment in which we work is modern and vibrant with first class facilities.

With Accrington Academy being part of one of the leading school groups in the country, we offer unrivalled career development opportunities and support to ensure you achieve your ambitions. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme and benefits scheme including childcare vouchers, a car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and an on-site gym which is free for all staff to use.

We welcome visits to our school so that you can experience the warm and welcoming atmosphere for yourself.

If you would like to arrange a tour of the Academy or if you have any questions about the role please contact the Principal’s PA, Sandra Chadburn at [email protected]

United Learning

United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer life-changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum, and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff's wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check.

United Learning values diversity and inclusion and is committed to creating and sustaining a more diverse workforce. We welcome applications from professionals of minority ethnic origin and from majority ethnic professionals who share our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

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