Full Time, Female PE Teacher



September 2024 start

 Please note that this post is open to female applicants only in order for the school to ensure the appropriate ratio of female staff to supervise girls.

At Horsforth School we believe in ‘opportunity and achievement for all’, are committed to the highest outcomes for students and to develop the best opportunities for staff. We are committed to being a ‘Greenhouse School’ and developing staff at whatever careers stage they are at. We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, inspiring and forward-thinking colleague to join our PE team. Whether you’re experienced or newly-qualified, you will have the opportunity to join a highly successful department with a supportive and collaborative ethos.

Right now, we are looking for an inspiring teacher who can bring girls’ PE to life – and help us create a nurturing environment within which everyone can reach their full potential. Knowledge or experience of playing football would be an advantage.

Join us and you will be part of a fantastic PE Department with a strong team ethos. Our school is dedicated to evidence-based practice with a focus on Rosenshine’s principles of instruction, and we have a strong emphasis on incorporating educational research in to lessons. We believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things as we develop innovative teaching and learning strategies. We are proud of the number of sports teams that run across all year groups and our success in regional and national cups in many sports.

The department has a strong academic pathway and there are multiple groups in both GCSE and A level PE. We have also recently introduced a vocational pathway due to the popularity of the subject at both level 2 and level 3. We have links with Trinity University and Cookridge Hall golf club who we collaborate with to run our ‘Golf Academy’ in the sixth form .

The department’s success is reflected throughout this ambitious and consistently oversubscribed 11-19 school, which enjoys strong community and international links.  Our commitment to excellence in education is recognised nationally.   Ofsted describe us as a ‘good school with outstanding features’.

For our 1500 and growing students, Horsforth School provides an engaging environment of discovery and growth. For our colleagues too, this setting offers some great benefits. Located in north-west Leeds, the school is just five miles from the city centre with its thriving retail, leisure and cultural facilities, yet on the edge of open countryside. York, Harrogate and the Dales are within easy reach.

GCSE and A Level results are consistently well above the national averages and in both 2022 and 2023 the school had the best A Level results in the whole of Leeds. Horsforth School was also named one of the top schools in Yorkshire in The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide in 2022.

If you’d like to find out more, please call 0113 226 5454. Or for full details and to apply, please visit www.horsforthschool.org or email recruitment@horsforthschool.org for more information.

Closing date:   8am Thursday 9th May 2024

Start date:       September 2024

 We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all colleagues to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.