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Teacher of PE - John Taylor Free School

John Taylor MAT
Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent
MPS1 – UPS3 £30,000 – £46,525 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Teacher of PE
Permanent, full-time position

Salary: MPS1 – UPS3 £30,000 – £46,525 per annum

John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) believes in the power of education to improve lives – and the world. As a partner academy in JTMAT, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of PE to join our evolving organisation from September 2024.

The successful candidate will have taught across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and will ideally offer science as a second subject, but this is not essential. This post is suitable for new entrants to the profession. We currently offer a broad and balanced Key Stage 3 curriculum, supported by a wide range of enrichment opportunities. We teach OCR GCSE PE at KS4, OCR A Level PE and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sport at KS5. Please see our website for details of our curriculum. We have many opportunities for an enthusiastic teacher to help shape the future of our school offer, as we look to develop, refine, and build our curriculum, develop enrichment opportunities, collaborate, and enhance our welcoming and innovative team.

John Taylor Free School is an inclusive school with a positive approach to wellbeing. We offer the following support to staff:
• ECTs are fully supported with a comprehensive and personalised programme

• 2 hours of personalised professional learning each week

• A coaching culture

• Additional non-contact time for coaching / reading / personal development

• Shared resources, Schemes of Learning and Curriculum Plans

• A ‘life-friendly’ approach to teaching

We welcome applications from those who want to work flexibly, or if you are looking for a full-time role.
If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Mrs Sian Byrne, by emailing or telephoning 01283 247823.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Only fully completed application forms will be submitted for shortlisting. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9:00am on Monday 1st July 2024
Selection/Interview: Week commencing Monday 1st July 2024


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
Please note if you are shortlisted, an online search will be carried out before interview which may identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview. Please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants for the lawful basis for processing and retention.
John Taylor MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks include an enhanced disclosure and barring service check as a requirement of this post. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website, and we encourage applicants to review it before applying.
Please review our Recruitment Pack on the school website before submitting your application.


Thank you for your interest in John Taylor MAT – we hope the information here will outline what it means to work with us.

The Trust was founded in 2014, in John Taylor High School – an outstanding secondary school in Barton-Under-Needwood, and the first in Staffordshire to convert to become an Academy. We have grown steadily over time and currently serve 13 infant/primary schools, and 6 secondary schools.

In addition, the Staffordshire Research School and John Taylor Teaching School Hub are also key parts of our Trust, having gained a reputation for delivering outstanding professional development and support for teachers across a wide ranging offer.

The mission for the Trust is “We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world.” We are driven to ensure our communities can realise their true potential through learning. This is our mission. We provide experiences, resources, structures, and systems to enable all to engage, all to progress, all to achieve.

We have a passion for excellence demonstrated by a broad curriculum and high-quality leadership. We work hard to create collaboration across the Trust, and the Central Team reside in one of our schools, to remain grounded in school life. We have a strong track record of governance and health and safety, and our schools and Trust enjoy a healthy and stable financial position; we look to the future with anticipation of further growth and to support those schools already in our family by working together and adding value.

There is much more information about us on our website so please visit: and if you choose to apply for one of our vacancies, we look forward to hearing from you.

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01543 761062
Murphy Street
WS13 8TW

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