Start Date: Friday 4th March 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 28th March 2022

Assistant Head of Physical Education

Required full time from 1st September 2022

Closing date: 23rd March 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 28th March 2022

As a popular and successful school we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking assistant leader of PE to contribute to the successful teaching of materials based technology courses across the school.

Thomas Gainsborough School have been part of the Sport England funded teacher training programme for the past 4 years. We were secondary school of the year 2019 at the Suffolk Sports Awards. We are also this host school for the local School Games Organiser.

The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. We are closely linked to the Unity Research School and lead the way in many local and national initiatives including being an EdTech Demonstrator School and being an ArtsMark platinum school. We provide excellent support care and support for our staff and students.

The school is very fortunate to manage the on-site leisure centre for the benefit of the school and the local community. This includes extensive playing fields, a recently refurbished fitness studio, dance studio, climbing wall, two indoor halls and an outdoor pool.

The team is experienced, very supportive and expectations for students are high.

This is an excellent opportunity for any future leader with a passion for teaching & learning to develop their practice, invest in the health and wellbeing of young people and to continue their career progression.

The successful candidate would be able to teach at least some of KS3, GCSE and Vocational Level 2 & 3 Physical Education. They would also be contribute to the quality of teaching, quality of experience and the progress of students across the department.

You will be required to:

  • To lead groups of students to make outstanding progress across all key stages
  • To develop and contribute to the range of activities and support for students across the curriculum in areas related to Physical Education

Therefore, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of teaching Physical Education at Key Stages 3-5
  • Has a record of raising attainment of their students
  • Has an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, current education policy and progression routes for business students.
  • Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress
  • Is willing to work flexibly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is able to solve problems and be proactive
  • Has an excellent sense of humour

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing and well-resourced school in South Suffolk. The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Ms Forster (Assistant Headteacher),, 01787 375232.

We are open, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, and staff will be available to speak to you.

Further details are available on our website or from Mrs K Fuller (Headteacher’s PA),, 01787 375232.

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