St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7PE

Teacher of Girls' Physical Education

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£28,000 - £43,685 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience

This school has 'Academy' status and you will not be directly employed by Newcastle City Council.

St Mary's Catholic School

Benton Park Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Headteacher: E Patterson

NOR c.1450

Fixed Term Maternity Cover February - May/June 2023 or the return of the substantive postholder with some additional part-time work may be available until July 2023

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Teacher of Girls’ Physical Education to provide cover for a maternity leave. This post should appeal to both recently qualified teachers or to more experienced candidates, looking to develop further in an outstanding school. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wishing to join an outstanding department and a highly successful and forward thinking school.

St Mary’s is a great place to work and provides excellent job satisfaction, as it is a very supportive environment. We provide excellent CPD for NQTs and recently qualified teachers, as well as on-going training for more experienced teachers. There are opportunities for teachers at all levels to help develop teaching and learning across the school, working collaboratively with teachers from other departments, whether as coaches, researchers or SLEs. The working environment is, therefore, a very stimulating one for all staff and is an added attraction of this post.

St Mary’s is a very popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We joined the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust in June 2020. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the North-East. The roll has grown from around 1100 five years ago to over 1450 by September 2021, with 5 year groups of around 240. The Sixth Form currently has over 270 students but will grow to around 300 in the next couple of years, as larger and strongly academic year groups move into Sixth Form. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a highly successful and forward thinking school.

In addition, we are engaged in school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.

Leadership, teaching and the climate for learning in the PE department are all outstanding, as they are across the whole school.

Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a teacher with:

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos

• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students

• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning

• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher

• The ability to promote a love of learning Physical Education in our students

If you require any further information about the post, please do not hesitate to contact Suzanne Fisher, Director of Staffing on 0191 215 3260

Application packs are available to download from our school website.

Your completed application form, letter and reference consent form should be returned, marked for the attention of Louise Douds, Director of Finance and Support Services, to the school address, or alternatively, emailed to

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 13th December. Interviews are likely to be held shortly after this date.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and an online search for shortlisted candidates, as part of our due diligence.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

13 December 2022

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