For anyone who loves coaching and motivating young people to be the best, a career as a PE Teacher can be extremely rewarding. Responsible for planning, teaching and tutoring students in a school setting, it gives you the opportunity to teach a wide range of different sports and provide youngsters with a chance to develop and improve their social and physical skills while boosting their self-confidence and general well-being.
As a fun and interesting profession to work in, life as a secondary school PE Teacher is never dull. Delivering interactive lessons to 11 to 18-year olds which are both mentally and physically stimulating, you will take charge of examination PE classes and organise after school clubs and activities. In addition to the gymnasium and playing field, you will also spend time in the classroom, planning lessons and units of work. You will reflect on the latest research in journals such as Physical Education Matters, and think through the latest initiatives and government policies to ensure they have maximum benefit for your students.
From preparing lessons and teaching materials to delivering classes to different ages and abilities, you will adapt your lessons so everyone can take part. Your responsibilities will also include managing class behaviour, setting and marking homework and preparing for exams. You will attend meetings and staff training, talk to parents and carers about your students’ progress and be present at school events such as open days and participate in a range of social activities.
The job also offers a fantastic opportunity to excel in coaching young people, gain valuable experience in supporting coaches in a real-life school setting and develop the skills you need to progress into a career of sports coaching in education. You will learn exactly what it takes to make a great coach together with understanding the tools needed to successfully organise activities and lead young people safely whilst having fun.
A range of exciting opportunities exist in state or independent schools and colleges, including free schools, academies and sixth forms throughout London, Manchester and the rest of the North West of England. Wherever, you choose, you will be committed to delivering a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.
Today, nearly a third of children aged between 2 and 15 are overweight or obese. With younger generations becoming obese at earlier ages, there is a growing need to combat obesity and one of the ways that this can be achieved is through physical exercise. Obese adults are seven times more likely to become a type 2 diabetic than adults of a healthy weight. With an increasing number of young people leading far more sedentary lifestyles than earlier generations, the role of a PE Teacher is becoming increasingly important.
For many children, taking part in PE classes may be the only form of exercise they receive on a regular basis. Physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for youngsters, such as muscle and bone strength, health and fitness, improved quality of sleep and maintaining a healthy weight. There is also evidence that exercise and participating in organised sports and after school clubs is linked to improved academic performance. Through becoming a PE Teacher, you can play a direct role in reducing childhood obesity in your school and improving the quality of life of your pupils.
As a leading provider of opportunities within the education sector, we can offer PE teaching roles in secondary schools, Further Education colleges and jobs in 11-18 high schools that offer both GCSEs and A-Levels. As you would expect from a recruitment specialist in the education sector, we have opportunities for newly qualified teachers looking to build their career as well as experienced teachers looking for their next challenge. However, what makes us different from other agencies is that we are run entirely by former teachers. Therefore, we are in a better position to understand and cater for your needs and offer unrivalled support throughout the application process and beyond.
Through choosing Castles Education, we will endeavour to find the right job in the right school and assist you with your professional development every step of the way. We maintain close links with every school and college we recruit for which is how we know the type of candidate that fits into that environment. As you can see, if we suggest a vacancy to you, we do so because we are confident that you will be completely suited to that institution.
As well as bolstering your chances of a successful application, it also increases the probability of you being happy in your new role – and if you are happy, the students are happy. This mutually beneficial approach has seen us become the automatic choice for a growing number of schools and applicants looking for the perfect destination to further their career.
There are various routes into teaching PE. Whilst a teaching qualification is not essential a relevant qualification such as a BA in coaching or physical education would be advantageous. Even if you have a sports science degree for instance, and are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and have a genuine desire to work with young people, we can support you in undergoing the training you need to stand up in a classroom full of students and deliver memorable and engaging lessons. A commitment to your pupils’ development and equal opportunities along with patience and a sense of humour will also stand you in good stead.
As with any job in the education sector, you must pass a Disclosure and Barring Service background check. This is common industry practice for anyone working with youngsters. However, if you have any concerns you can speak to a member of our team.
To exercise your gift for teaching, please contact Castles Education today by completing the registration form.