Vacancy: Senior Teacher for PE and Personal Development Curriculum (April 2022)

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
26 April 2022 2022 at 9.00am
Interview date
5 May 2022
Start date
1 September 2022
Contract type
MPS / UPS depending on experience + TLR
Full time
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
We are seeking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic, talented and appropriately experienced/qualified Senior Teacher to work at The Mead Primary School. The Mead is a happy, vibrant place where children are enabled to dream, strive, achieve and celebrate. It is situated across two sites on the outskirts of Trowbridge – the larger site in Hilperton has 14 classes and a nursery; the smaller site in Wingfield village has three classes and a nursery. The friendly, energetic and professional staff work together to maintain the happy, popular school community. They take pride in offering a rich and vibrant curriculum with specialist teachers in art, music and PE. With particular strengths in the arts, music and personal development, the school takes great pride in its wider curriculum and the range of enrichment opportunities on offer to children.

We are looking for a suitably experienced qualified teacher 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 within a creative and inspiring curriculum
• 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
• Able to work effectively within a talented and friendly team on whole school issues
• Looking to become part of an inclusive and collaborative Trust
• A confident practitioner, who demonstrates outstanding classroom practice and high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Enthusiastic, energetic, warm and caring
• Ready to develop their leadership potential with TLR level accountability and responsibility

This is a Senior Teacher position with the following roles and responsibilities:
• Be part of the extended Strategic Leadership Team of the school, working closely with the Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher/SENCO, as well as senior Subject Leaders and the Deputy Headteachers
• Lead PE for the school and Trust whilst also being responsible for the delivery of the highest quality primary PE teaching across our Hilperton site (and overseeing PE teaching at our Wingfield site), plus:

o Leading on engagement in sports partnership and inter-school fixtures

o Chairing the Sports Council

o Ensuring play leaders are trained and well-deployed to support daily physical activity

o Leading the development and implementation of our outdoor and adventurous curriculum

• Lead on the wider personal development curriculum and support the Subject Lead for PSHE/RSE
• Be 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
• Lead on the play curriculum for the school, including play-times, nurtured play and the wrap around care curriculum before and after school
• Delivery of some class teaching when not delivering PE or supporting whole school leadership and inclusion

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 Senior Teacher for PE and Personal Development Curriculum – 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 759273 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.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published on social media platforms as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

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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