Hello and Welcome

J une 2022

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in this post as Teacher of Physical Education (boys) at Tenison’s.

Our PE Department is an excellent one.  They are strong academically and in competitive sport, they have a very good record of dynamic teaching and learning.  This is a jewel of an opportunity for a new colleague to join a committed and highly professional team. If appointed to this post, you will have the opportunity to teach across the 11-18 age range and you will have much support and guidance from within a strong team as you do so.


We hope that you will find all your questions answered by the details provided, but, if not, please contact Mr Dan Scott, Head of Department who will endevour to answer any questions you may have.


Archbishop Tenison’s is a lively, friendly and high achieving school, where pupils and students take their studies seriously. As a Church of England school we are always pleased to receive applications from colleagues who are keen to help us develop our Christian ethos and educational vision.


We look forward to receiving your application and to meeting with you to talk about the opportunities here. In your supporting letter please include the following points:


  • why you would like to take up this post at this time;

  • which experience and qualities make you particularly suitable for the post;

  • examples of how you would contribute effectively to the department and school, if appointed.

Please see our website for further details.

Yours sincerely


Richard Parrish




(with a greater emphasis on boys’ PE)


Location:             Croydon, Surrey

Required for:       1st September 2022

Contract:              Permanent
Salary:                 MPS including Outer London Allowance 

Closing date:       Midday 7th July 2022

Interview date:    tbc


We are looking for an enthusiastic, inspiring, motivated, pro-active, adaptable and well-organised individual, who has the ability and skills to successfully deliver Physical Education lessons to a diverse range of pupils and students with a greater emphasis on boys’ PE.


You will be responsible for planning and teaching well executed lessons with well-prepared resources. They will need to cover a wide range of different sports and physical activities and provide pupils and students with the opportunity to develop and improve their physical and social abilities. Applicants need to be able to manage pupils and students and be able to motivate and encourage them to take part in all lessons. They will need to work well as part of a team as well as independently and also be able to work with learning support assistants in their lessons.


Key responsibilities

  • Teach PE from Year 7 to Year 13 (which may include GCSE and A Level PE)

  • Be an important part of a highly committed team with excellent results

  • Be part of a school that has been in Croydon for over 300 years, with strong traditions and wide-ranging extra-curricular activities

  • Develop professionally and personally in a secure, but lively atmosphere

  • Contribute to our pastoral care and our Christian ethos

  • Deliver and organise a wide range of extra-curricular activities on site and off site


We are an 11-18 Church of England mixed comprehensive school. We have a distinctive character and purpose. Our school motto is ‘Academic excellence for each person in a Christian community’ and we aim to instil these values in everything that goes on at Tenison’s.

Total number of pupils
760 pupils (Sixth Form 124)

GCSE and A Level Results 2021 can be found via the following link -  Academic Results


Archbishop Tenison's is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Enhanced DBS check required.

As this important post has become vacant at this late stage in the school year, an initial phone call or visit to explore possibilities and express interest is much encouraged. Please email Mrs Rathbone, Headteacher's PA via or call 020 8688 4014.



1. Subject Responsibilities:

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver courses and lessons according to the schemes of work of the appropriate department or subject.

  2. To regularly set and mark class work and homework according to the policies of the

      department and the School.

  1. To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils in

      relation to the National Curriculum, or other aspects of the School Curriculum, in the form

      adopted by the School.


2. Pastoral Responsibilities:

  1. To promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or

      group of pupils assigned to him or her.

  1. As a form tutor:

      i)    to register the tutor group and to keep a record of reasons for absence or lateness

            according to the symbols in use by the School;

  1. to ensure that members of the tutor group comply with the School's codes of conduct

      and dress;

  1. to monitor the pupil's use of homework diaries, ensuring that they are signed weekly

      either personally or by the form prefects;

      iv)  to report on the academic and social development of the pupils in their tutor group;

(Those teachers not assigned to a tutor group may be called on to deputise for a form tutor from time to time and will be expected to undertake the above responsibilities as appropriate.)


3. Attendance at after-school meetings:

  1. To attend full staff meetings, and other routine administrative meetings, notice of which is given in advance, either in the School Calendar, or on the staffroom notice board, or in some other appropriate manner.  Part-time teachers are expected to attend those meetings which occur after sessions for which they are employed at the School.

  2. Form tutors, and those designated as deputies, are expected to attend the pastoral meetings relevant to their particular section of the School.


4. Attendance at Evening Meetings:

  1. To attend Parents' Evenings for those pupils for whom they exercise a subject responsibility.

  2. To attend the Open Evening for potential Year 7 entrants.

  3. To attend at least one Presentation Evening within a given calendar year (ie within the period January-December).

  4. Form tutors allocated to the incoming Year 7 are expected to attend the New Intake Evening.


5. In-service Training:

  1. Full-time members are expected to attend all INSET days.  Part-time teachers are expected to attend the number equivalent to their teaching commitment (e.g. a teacher

  2. teaching 60% of the week would be expected to attend 3 out of 5), but are welcome to

  3. attend more.

  1. All teachers are expected to participate in arrangements for their further training and professional development as teachers.

6. Performance Management:

To participate in arrangements made in accordance with the "Education (School Teacher Appraisal) Regulations 1992" for the appraisal of their performance and that of other teachers.

7. Discipline, Health and Safety:

To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils and to safeguard their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.


8. Supervisory Duties:

To participate in the supervision of pupils before and after school and during morning break, according to the duty roster displayed in the staffroom or other appropriate place.


9. Cover:

To supervise and so far as is practicable to teach any pupils whose teacher is not available to teach them (for no more than 38 hours in any school year) under the ‘Rarely Cover’ proposals.


10. Public Examinations:

To participate in the School's arrangements for the administration of all aspects of public examinations.


11. Relationship of this Job Description to School Teachers' Conditions of


Whilst this job description is specific to Archbishop Tenison's School, it does not set aside any of the Conditions of Service laid out in the current "School Teachers' Pay and Conditions" Document.

My Story

Teacher of Physical Education 

The Person

The person we are looking for should have the following:


  • a recognised teaching qualification in Physical Education

  • good teaching skills in a variety of sports and significant teaching experience in one or more secondary schools

  • ability to communicate effectively

  • the ability to communicate enthusiasm for Physical Education to pupils and to motivate them to achieve their full potential, whatever their level of ability

  • a commitment to extra-curricular sporting activities, particularly for girls

  • the ability to teach GCSE and A Level PE

  • if not a practising Christian, a sympathy towards the ethos of a church school

  • a sense of humour



The Job

In addition to the responsibilities applying to all main grade teachers, the post involves the following:


Professional Expectation

  • advance planning of all work

  • working within the aims of the Department and by implication, the School.

  • being aware of developments in the teaching of Physical Education

  • following departmental procedures

  • maintenance of class registers

  • carrying out necessary assessments and writing pupils reports

  • lesson organisation including girls’ changing room supervision, equipment organisation, dealing with non-participants and productive use of teaching time

  • helping all pupils and students in both class and extra-curricular activities to work effectively

  • running extra-curricular clubs and team practices after school

  • organising school fixtures and recording results

  • attending departmental meetings

  • assisting as a member of the teaching team with the development of Physical Education across all key stages.

  • ensuring that all groups are adequately equipped with PE equipment


Each member of the department should also expect to carry out other related responsibilities as the need arises, which will be reasonably allocated by the Head of Department.


All teachers are responsible for the discipline and safety of the pupils assigned to them.