PE Teacher / Forest School Teacher

£24,859-£39,113 Main pay scale/upper pay scale (depending on experience) plus SEN 1 Allowance of £2,149 per annum (pro rata)
Start date:
4th November 2019 or soon after
Application deadline:
03-07-2019 Midday

About Alfriston

Our school is an outstanding Special School Academy, and we are committed to ensure that all our pupils become the best that they can be, and they can enjoy and achieve in all that they do.  Our teachers have a strong sense of commitment and use their excellent subject knowledge to provide interesting and creative lessons in which all pupils learn well.  They have high expectations of their pupils and develop good supportive relationships within a positive learning atmosphere where the girls can thrive.  We cater for a wide range of abilities up to and including GCSE standard.

About This Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile and motivated teacher of PE / Forest School to be able to deliver high quality teaching and learning across key stages 3, 4 and Post 16 to small groups of secondary aged girls with moderate learning difficulties and to take a shared pastoral responsibility for a group of 12 girls. 

We currently anticipate the timetable would cover PE three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Forest School Monday and Friday.

We are looking for either an experienced or newly qualified PE and/or Forest School teacher who would like to join an established and successful department in our very special school.  We need a talented teacher who is also a good team player and who can inspire and motivate girls with learning difficulties.  You must have excellent subject knowledge and the passion to pass this on to the pupils you teach.  We will support you in understanding and managing the special needs of our pupils and give you an invaluable insight and appreciation of the rewards to be gained from working in a school such as ours.

To apply:

Please complete the application form and write a letter of application (preferably word processed) addressing each of the points in the person specification. 

Send the completed form, and letter of application to the school, either by post or to the following email address:

Closing Date:

The Closing Date for applications is Midday Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Interview Date:

The Interview Date will be Wednesday 10th July 2019  

If you require any further information please contact Mrs Sandra Rawlings, Office Manager on 01494 673740 or email

About The Process

Informal visits to the school are welcome. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and those interested in job-sharing. Alfriston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please refer to our website where you can view our Child Protection and Safeguarding, Recruitment and Equalities Policies; all of our polices are available at The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.