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Job Ref No. ECC8826001-94 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: up to UPS2
Position Start Date: 01/01/2025 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: ASAP  

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A well-qualified and enthusiastic Physical Education teacher is sought with the ability to teach both core Physical Education and GCSE (AQA). To be successful, you should also be able to coach several team sports to a high level (in particular cricket, rugby and football) and be confident to lead on away fixtures and competitions. There are also opportunities for the involvement in the wider co-curricular life of this busy school where there is an expectation that teachers contribute fully. As the school is "all through", you may at times be needed to teach Years 1 - 6, however, the main focus will be upon students in the Senior School (KS3 & KS4).Candidates should also indicate any additional subjects that they are competent to teach and to which Key Stage.

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this please email

What can Thorpe Hall School offer?

  • the opportunity to be innovative and to develop new educational procedures and student experiences;
  • the ability to develop a significantly broad portfolio;
  • an exciting, challenging and stimulating place to work in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Who/what is Thorpe Hall School looking for?

  • excellent leadership potential, strong management and communication skills demonstrable through your present role;
  • a minimum of 3 years' successful qualified teaching experience;
  • the ability to communicate a clear vision for improving standards within the department;
  • a capacity for hard work and resilience; and a belief that this is at the core of success;
  • a creative thinker with an ability and determination to secure high quality outcomes for all students;
  • an exceptional and innovative classroom practitioner with a passion for Sport and the ability to share this with students;
  • a leader who places the well-being of all students first.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join our busy and successful PE department. The role would suit an enthusiastic, hardworking and passionate individual who wishes to share their drive and motivation with energetic young people of all ages.

At present there are 6 full time PE teachers and a number of external coaches who assist in the running of extra-curricular clubs and matches. The department is responsible for the teaching of core PE across all ages and believe that all pupils, whatever their sporting prowess, get an opportunity to achieve in all the key elements of the subject. GCSE PE (AQA) is taught in KS4 and results over the years have been encouraging.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a range of sports and will be expected to lead, and have a strong presence in core PE lessons, whilst also having a keen interest in expanding our extra-curricular provisions.

The school is home to The Seaglass, Thorpe Hall School's new £2.4m state-of-the-art sports and events centre representing another huge leap forward in the facilities and educational provision at Thorpe Hall School. The Seaglass houses basketball and netball courts, badminton courts, indoor cricket nets, dance studio and a cardio-vascular room and gymnasium. The School also has a large field providing football & rugby pitches, a grass athletics track, a small wooded area used for cross country and outdoor schools education and an all-weather cricket pitch for the summer months.

For more information on the position please download the Job Information Pack

Thorpe Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, enhanced DBS and a declaration that they are not a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

Information about the School

Thorpe Hall is a non-selective co-educational day school of 500 pupils from Nursery to Year 11. The school is situated on a generous site on the outskirts of Southend-on-Sea and has an excellent reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the area. More information about the school and the school’s prospectus can be found on our website:

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Helen Hargreaves
Wakering Road, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS1 3RD
Telephone: 01702 582340

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