Vacancy: PE Specialist (May 2022)

Castle Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
Applications will be considered on receipt, and the vacancy will close when successful appointments have been made
Interview date
Interviews will be arranged on receipt of shortlisted applications
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
MPS / UPS depending on experience (qualified teachers) / F9 to H17 dependent on qualifications, skills and experience (£11.02 to £12.92 per hour) (HLTA)
Full time
Mascroft Road, Trowbridge BA14 6GD
Role overview
We are seeking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic, talented and appropriately experienced PE Specialist to deliver the PE curriculum across the school. The school opened in 2014, and now has 369 children on roll. 29 of those are educated within the school’s Resource Base, a provision specifically supporting children with Complex Needs, and 56 are in the nursery, which cares for 2 – 4 year olds and accepts universal as well as extended funding. Castle Mead is a happy, vibrant place where children are enabled to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate.

We are looking for a suitably experienced PE Specialist who is:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Passionate about providing memorable learning opportunities for all children
• Dedicated to, and has high expectations of, children with a belief that all children can succeed
• An excellent communicator with fantastic interpersonal skills
• Innovative, creative and forward thinking, and committed to their own professional development and learning
• Committed to raising standards through excellent teaching and learning
• Looking to become part of an inclusive and collaborative Trust
• A confident practitioner, who demonstrates outstanding practice and has high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Enthusiastic, energetic, warm and caring

We are interested in receiving applications from qualified teachers, as well as those who may not have Qualified Teacher Status. If you are not a qualified teacher, instead you will need to have:
• L2 in any sport (Essential)
• L3 in Sport Development or equivalent (Essential)
• L3 or above in Teaching and Learning (Desirable)

As our PE Specialist, you will be responsible for:
• Leading PE across the school – delivering the highest quality PE teaching across our school
• Leading on engagement in sports partnership and inter-school fixtures
• Chairing the Sports Council
• Ensuring play leaders are trained and well-deployed to support daily physical activity
• Leading the development and implementation of our outdoor and adventurous curriculum
• Leading on wider personal development curriculum and supporting the Subject Lead for PSHE / RSE
• Acting as a lead practitioner in our Inclusion Curriculum team, working closely with our Assistant Headteacher/SENCO to lead, develop, coach and deliver a range of interventions to support SEMH needs
• Leading the play curriculum for the school, including play-times, nurtured play and wrap around care before and after school

If you are a qualified teacher, you may also take on delivery of some class teaching when not delivering PE.

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
3. A video (no longer than 2 minutes) or a written explanation (no more than 500 words) describing the skills and experience needed to be an excellent PE Specialist – and how you know you’ve got them
Other information
We’d love to show you around our lovely school. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 768641 to make an appointment.

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

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

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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Code of Conduct >

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • Dedicated weekly planning time which Teaching Assistants are paid to attend
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including A National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance when they need it most