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PE Mat Cover

We are looking for a PE teacher to cover Maternity leave. This post starts in March 2019 & will continue until Christmas 2019. Beyond this it may extend. 

Our school is a desirable & over subscribed school in Greater Manchester. You can travel to the heart of Manchester very easily, enjoying Manchester’s famous Premier League Football clubs, Old Trafford Cricket ground, fantastic + world class shooping centres, unlimited bars, nightlife (including the infamous Canal Street) & restaurants. 

You will be covering Year 7-11 PE at aRoman Catholic School. The school describe themselves as unique. 

 We have a deep commitment to each young person in our care to support them, nurture them and see them fulfil their potential. Our commitment is to the development of the ‘whole child’: to seeing our students grow in knowledge, confidence and maturity. The most important thing about us is that we are a Catholic community where everyone is welcome. Our faith is our greatest strength and sets us a great challenge each day: to find the best in everyone.

Based on the outskirts of Manchester, this is an improving school serving a diverse catchment area. You would be required to differntiate lesson plans & cater for students of all needs and abilities. 

You will need to be an inspiring & motivational Australian, UK, Irish, New Zealand or Canadian teacher to apply. You need to be eligible for a Youth Mobility Visa or have the correct work rights to work in the UK. 

“We aim to inspire all learners to develop a lifelong passion for sport and physical activity”

Through competitive and co-operative experiences the PE department offers a curriculum throughout KS3 & KS4 which covers a wide range of activities to enable all pupils to find activities that they wish to excel in, whilst meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

In Physical Education, pupils will develop their ability to perform ,select and apply appropriate skills whilst developing their knowledge and understanding of sporting activities. Pupils work in small groups, reciprocally and as individuals, experiencing a wide range of roles within sporting situations such as leader, official, coach, analyst. By ensuring all pupils work in a range of different situations we help all pupils to build confidence and creativity whilst helping to develop co-operation and communication skills.

Assessment is a continual process carried out by teacher observation, pupil-self assessment and is compared to the National Curriculum attainment levels.

Pupils are taught in single gender and mixed groups appropriate to the activity being delivered.

All pupils are encouraged to achieve their maximum potential in each activity and to appreciate the value of physical activity as part of a healthy active lifestyle. An ethos of fair play is encouraged throughout all lessons, whilst ensuring they foster a desire to improve self performance.

The activity list below covers the key activities pupils will experience:


Football, Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Badminton, Volleyball, Short tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Softball, Table Tennis, Dodgeball.

Gymnastics & Trampolining

Pupils work on topics such as Balance, Transfer of Weight, Flight, Rotation and Body Shape. Pupils work at a level and pace set by themselves, whilst being encouraged to explore and develop to improve and refine performance.


Pupils experience track and field events such as 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, Shot Putt, Javelin, Discus, High and Long Jump.

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Pupils experience problem solving tasks and orienteering. In Year 7, pupils take part in Outdoor Adventurous activities as part of the ‘Conwy Centre’ residential education course. As part of the GCSE PE course, there is an opportunity to go on a residential trip to the Plas Menai centre in Wales.

Dance and Fitness

The Dance Syllabus in KS3 incorporates the elements of composition, performance and appreciation. The students will develop their ability to explore and communicate ideas from their imagination and express them through the medium of movement and the tools of choreography. The students will extend their capacity to perform in front of peers demonstrating expressive, physical and technical competence. They will also develop their skills in appreciation using self-reflective judgement and that of their peers and mentors.

Fitness is part of the curriculum, which involves circuit training, boxing and interval training.

Safe practice and the safe use of apparatus and equipment is stressed at all times.

Pupils will be able to choose to study GCSE PE in Years 10 and 11.

Pupils are able to take part in both recreational and competitive sports after school with a large number of our pupils taking part in various activities at local and regional level.

To apply, please contact gemma.yates@teachin.co.uk | +61449790334 whatsapp, text or call. 

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