Teacher of Physical Education - Knox Academy

Vacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016

Salary: 22,416 - 35,763
Location: Haddington

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: EAL01553

Vacancy Information

Temporary full time positionuntil 30 June 2017
35 hours per week
To start asap

Knox Academy is a state school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2015 the roll was 761. The ethos of the school revolves around the three core values of wisdom, engagement and respect. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming school. The school is accessible to all.

The curriculum provides a full range of subjects from S1-S6. We aim to meet the needs of all the pupils, providing a curriculum that is appropriate in terms of breadth, depth and challenge. We endeavour to treat all pupils as individuals and hope that they, their parents and the community will work in partnership to provide them with the support and opportunities that will enable them to make their next educational steps. Pupils are encouraged to access the extensive and varied menu of extra-curricular activities on offer.

The Physical Education Department forms part of the Health & Well Being Faculty (Guidance, Home Economics, Personal & Social Education, Physical Education). The department delivers the full range of Physical Education courses, is innovative, inclusive and attracts a high uptake in certificated courses.

There is a proud tradition of excellent education in Haddington and the pupils, staff and parents of the school work hard to continue this.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and with the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to the pupils and other staff and with a track record of delivering Physical Education courses. They should be prepared to demonstrate a commitment to self-evaluation and lifelong professional learning.

The post is to cover a 1 year career break (October 2016 to October 2017) for a permanent member of staff, and may terminate early with appropriate notice should the post holder return to school before 30 June 2017.

Job Details

Teaching relevant subject through S1-S6.

Subject to the policies of the school and the education authority the duties of teachers, promoted and unpromoted, are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall teacher workload related to the following categories-

Teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction
Developing the school curriculum
Assessing, recording and reporting on the work of pupils
Preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with their administration
Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education
Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils
Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals
Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development
Participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review
Contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification attached at the bottom of the page for thefull range of tasks and dutiesassociated with the job.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Registered with GTCS as a teacher of relevant subject
For Permanent Posts: Full GTCS Registration is required.
For Temporary Posts: Full/Provisional GTCS Registration is required.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member's records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

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