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Impington Village College

Teacher of PE – Maternity Cover

Impington Village College
Teacher of PE – maternity cover
IVC Main Scale
Required September 2019

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified teacher to build on their experience and join a College which has inspiring leadership and excellent opportunities for all allowing both staff and students to reach their highest potential.

This is great time to be joining IVC. Following a very successful Ofsted inspection in Spring 2016, the College has achieved consistently excellent outcomes. With a truly comprehensive intake, student progress has been in the top 5% of all non-selective schools in the country for the last three years. Student attainment is exceptionally high, with 15% of all grades at Grade 9, 43% at 7-9 (or equivalent) and 84% of grades at 4-9. You will also be joining the College in time for the launch of our transformed curriculum, innovative and unique in the state sector. Our outstanding sixth form also delivers excellent results and offers the International Baccalaureate and A Levels.

We are looking for a PE teacher who shares the vision and ethos of our College and who believes they can make a difference in the life of each and every student they teach.  Our PE department is a high performing department which prides itself on innovative practice and benefits from superb sports facilities.

In return IVC and the MET can offer you:

  • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within, including responsibility across the Trust
  • access to the opportunities created by our newly established Morris Teaching School Alliance
  • support to undertake a Masters in Education through our links with Cambridge University “SUPER Programme” and other L5 accredited professional development
  • support in an organisation where wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and which has led to the introduction of a successful well-being directory to improve well-being and work-life balance
  • subsidised access to the MET’s sports centre leisure facilities available for use before, during and after the school day

We offer excellent support for NQTs which includes:

  • A structured NQT programme which includes bespoke professional learning and an outstanding, subject-specialist mentor
  • A reduced timetable to allow you to build on your pedagogy during your NQT year
  • Access to trust-wide NQT events

Closing date: 10am Monday 11 February 2019

Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.  If you require any further information please contact Mrs Valerie Hastings at

Job Description

Post Title:

Teacher of  PE

Post Purpose:

Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate. 

To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and tutor.

To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

To share and support the College’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a safe environment.

Reporting to:

Director of Sport

Responsible for:

The provision of a full learning experience and support for students

Achievement and standards within any classes taught


Impington Village College is part of the Morris Education Trust.  The normal place of work will be based at Impington Village College but there may be a need to travel to other sites within the Trust

Working Time:

Full time as specified within the STPCD


IVC Main Scale/UPS

Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS

2. Teaching


To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in College and elsewhere.


To assess record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.


To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.


To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.


To undertake a designated programme of teaching.


To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.


To prepare and update subject materials.


To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.


To maintain discipline in accordance with the College’s Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.


To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and College procedures.


To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

3. Operational & Strategic Planning


To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Department/Faculty.


To contribute to the Department’s/Faculty’s Development Plan and its implementation.


To plan and prepare courses and lessons.


To contribute to the whole College’s planning activities.

4. Curriculum Provision


To assist the Lead Teachers and Lead Practitioner to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching, including extra-curricular activities, which complements the College’s strategic objectives.

5. Curriculum Development


To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the College’s Vision and Strategic Priorities.

6. Staffing


To take part in the College’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.


To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.


To engage actively in the Appraisal process.


To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support.


To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the College.

7. Quality Assurance


To help to implement College quality procedures and to adhere to those.


To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/department in line with agreed College procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria.  To seek/implement modification and improvement where required.


To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.


To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the College.

8. Management Information


To maintain appropriate records and provide relevant accurate and up-to date information for the College’s Management Information System, registers etc.


To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students


To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.

9. Communications & Liaison


To communicate effectively with the parents/carers of students as appropriate.


Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the College.


To follow agreed policies for communications in the College.


To take part in liaison activities such as parents’ evenings, review days and liaison events with partner schools.


To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

10. Management of Resources


To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.


To assist Lead Practitioner and Lead Teachers to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient/effective use of physical resources.


To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the College, department and the students.

11. Pastoral System


To be a Lead Tutor to an assigned group of students.


To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor group as a whole.


To liaise with the Head of House to ensure the implementation of the College’s Pastoral System.


To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of College life.


To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.


To contribute to the preparation of action plans and progress files and other reports.


To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.


To communicate as appropriate, with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the College concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.


To contribute to PD, citizenship, careers-related learning and enterprise according to College policy


To apply the Behaviour Policy so that effective learning can take place.

12. Trust Ethos


To play a full part in the life of the Morris Education Trust and College community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.


To support the Trust in meeting its legal requirements for worship.


To promote actively the Trust’s corporate policies.


To comply with the Trust’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.

13. Safeguarding


To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies.


To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/prevent training, adult protection training as required by the Trust.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Person Specification 

To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:




Qualifications and Experience:



A teaching qualification or working towards


Honours degree


The ability to teach core PE, GCSE PE and KS5 BTec


Can demonstrate excellent classroom practice


The ability to support extra-curricular activities


Knowledge and understanding :



A significant interest in PE that will engage and excite students



The National Curriculum/QCA Schemes of Work


A range of teaching and learning styles


Strategies to raise standards of student attainment


An effective curriculum to meet the needs to different learners


Leadership & Management skills:



An educational philosophy


A commitment to comprehensive education


Motivate and inspire both children and adults


Mentoring and coaching others


The ability to lead and manage others


Personal & Professional attributes:



Good interpersonal skills


Initiative, resilience and stamina


Innovation, creativity and critical reflective thinking


Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines


ICT competence


An ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences


An ability to work hard under pressure


An ability to share high expectations of achievement and behaviour


Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children:

At interview candidates should be able to demonstrate:



Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children


Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours


Date: April 2017