Teacher of PE & Games

03 Oct
£1.00 per annum

The school seeks to appoint a temporary teacher of PE & Games from 7th November 2022 to cover a period of maternity leave.

Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. To apply, please visit www.tes.com and apply on the TES website. Informal enquiries are welcome at hr@pgs.org.uk.

The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading co-educational school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth. It values the development of the whole person, placing emphasis on both academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. The school aims to support every pupil in order that they might achieve their potential.

The school seeks to appoint a temporary teacher of PE & Games from 7th November 2022 to cover a period of maternity leave up to the end of the academic year. As maternity cover, this temporary contract may be varied according to the return date of the post holder.

This vacancy represents an outstanding opportunity for a well-qualified graduate in PE or a related discipline to teach in a key department in this excellent school, which has a national reputation for the range and quality of its sport. Applications are welcomed from well qualified candidates, whether they are newly qualified, or more experienced teachers.

This is a full time role with a requirement for the postholder to support fixtures in the school calendar throughout the year. Candidates should be able to teach PE & Games throughout the Senior School, from Year 7 to Year 13 and offer a specialism in at least one major school sport. There is no requirement to teach Academic PE. The ability to offer Strength and Conditioning sessions would be an advantage but is not essential.

All teachers in the department coach a Senior School team and the successful candidate will be expected to lead Saturday fixtures in their main sport and attend Saturday fixtures in other sports throughout the academic year. Every year group has one games afternoon that is supplemented by an after school practice and a lunch time or before school skills clinic. There may also be an opportunity to teach some Years 3 - 6 Games in our Junior School.

Outstanding teaching and learning at PGS are achieved by inspirational and creative teachers with excellent subject knowledge. Teachers’ planning is informed by assessment for learning, ensuring all pupils make very good progress in each lesson. Our pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and understand how they can improve using constructive feedback provided by their teachers.

The school offers excellent training and support to teachers at all stages of their career. PGS teachers convey passion for their subject and seek to maximise progress by knowing their pupils well and adapting their teaching accordingly. We are always looking to develop new ideas and approaches to teaching and are keen to incorporate the particular interests of new members of staff into the overall curriculum scheme.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully to the pastoral and co-curricular life of the school.

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

The Portsmouth Grammar School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18.

  • Hampshire
  • Full-time,Maternity
  • 03 October 2022
  • £1.00 per annum
    PGS Salary Scales plus benefits


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The Portsmouth Grammar School

High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN

023 9236 0036

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