What a head of PE looks for when recruiting

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PE teaching jobs are often the most difficult for a potential recruit to secure, often due to low staff turnover combined with a high number of newly trained teachers. In this article, we explore what a head of PE might be looking for when they are recruiting for a new member of staff.

Application advice

Our first piece of advice is to scrutinise the advert and try to work out what it is that the school is looking for. Some schools might well be looking for a PE teacher to be a specialist in a certain sport or teaching area, but all schools will require PE staff to be able to deliver a wide range of sporting activities.

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