Teacher of Physical Education

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Type of Position:Teacher
Subject:Physical Education
Start Date:April 2024 or ASAP
Closing Date: Wednesday 21st February 2024 (9am)

Full Time - MPS/UPR

Start date: ASAP or April 2024

Copthall School is a culturally diverse and inclusive all girls secondary school based in Mill Hill, Barnet.  

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated teacher of Physical Education who will join a dynamic and committed department with excellent indoor and outdoor facilities on site.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced or newly qualified classroom teacher, who is keen to try new ideas and maintain high standards to make a significant contribution to the school. 

Academic excellence, inclusivity and strong pastoral care is what Copthall is renowned for. We create a safe and nurturing space and we work in partnership with a range of organisations and companies to build our students’ confidence, broaden their experiences and develop their curious minds.   We believe that all students can achieve highly regardless of their starting points. Our commitment to this belief underpins all aspects of our work with students, staff and families.

Our outcomes for GCSEs and A-Levels/Vocational remain strong as we continue to boast a ‘well-above average’ progress score.  We celebrate an excellent success rate in University applications and we are proud that not only do our students gain places in a range of universities including Oxford and LSE, they also secure degree apprenticeships with organisations such as TFL and the Bank of England.

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. 

Candidates will:

  • A commitment to our School Values
  • The ability to enthuse students with a love of PE
  • Excellent teaching practices
  • The ability to build positive relationships with students, staff and families
  • A commitment to, and be passionate about, maintaining and developing high standards of achievement for learners of all abilities across all Key Stages
  • A commitment to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every student can succeed
  • The resolve to make a real difference to the lives of students
  • A commitment to promoting extra-curricular trips and activities

We offer:

  • An ethos of high expectations for students and staff
  • Excellent facilities and resources
  • A strong commitment to the professional development of all staff through our CPL Wednesday programme
  • A two week October Half Term
  • A well-being package which includes a well-being day for every member of staff

Applications are welcome from NQTs, from more experienced colleagues who are looking for a change or someone considering returning to teaching where you will be fully supported back into the classroom.

Copthall is a beacon of success and has been featured regularly on a range of media platforms:  Our commitment to staff development and staff welfare is exceptionally strong and is evident in the calm and purposeful atmosphere you will find at our school.   We are looking for staff who are committed to developing confident and capable learners and who are prepared to work hard for every single student.

At Copthall, all staff, whether in teaching or support roles, are highly valued and their contribution to our students is appreciated by the whole school community. The school provides an environment for staff to thrive and develop professionally, whilst enhancing the experience of Copthall students.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the School’s Virtual tour accessible via:

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply: Application forms must be completed and are available from the school website:  or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.  Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date: Wednesday 21st February (9am). The school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults. 

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