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PE Teacher

English Gate School
Cantù – Como, Italy
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
11th June 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1410225

As a PE teacher at the English Gate School you will be responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of the PE curriculum to our students in the Elementary and Middle school.

You will ensure that the lessons are relevant for the age group and the content and with the goal of encouraging a lifelong love of physical activity. 

Main Responsibility and Accountability Areas

  • To lead the successful delivery of PE and Physical Development for the primary and middle school
  • To inspire and enthuse members of the team, with a clear vision for the future direction of the PE Department.
  • To ensure a clear, through school curriculum.
  •  To develop an innovative and progressive curriculum in PE and Physical Development
  • To utilise the shared spaces creatively
  • To safeguard young people by ensuring that all aspects of Health and Safety are adhered to in lessons and preparation areas.
  • To lead the development of differentiated schemes of work at so that every young person makes progress in their learning.
  • To keep up to date about subject development and to take part in relevant Professional Development for this purpose, disseminating to other staff where appropriate.
  • To provide regular reports on student performance based on internal assessment data and to plan effective interventions as appropriate.
  • Promote the ‘mission’ and philosophy of the school, ensuring that students are working towards being global citizens.
  • Ensure that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting are of the highest quality and meet the varying learning and social needs of students.
  • Create a lesson environment that is inclusive and where all students feel comfortable.
  • To demonstrate thorough curriculum knowledge, teach and assess effectively and take active responsibility for student progress.
  • Use tracking, monitoring, and intervention processes to advance student learning.
  • Communicate effectively to the school’s stakeholders, being an ambassador for the school at all times.
  • Take personal responsibility for professional development.
  • Be flexible and adjust to the needs of the school, actively contributing to its development.
  • Ensure school policies are understood and followed consistently.

The Lesson Environment

  • Maintain student interactions that are highly respectful and consistent, reflecting genuine warmth, caring and trust toward individuals and the diversity of the school.
  • Empower all members of the class which ensures high levels of inclusion are maintained in the spirit of genuine teamwork.
  • Create an environment which represents a genuine culture for learning, with commitment to the subject on the part of teacher and students, with many opportunities for all to engage.
  • Set high, consistent and clear expectations for student achievement, and student pride in work.
  • Demonstrate a passionate commitment to the subject and a pursuit of excellence.
  • Establish seamless lesson routines and procedures, where students assume responsibility for their smooth functioning.
  • Manage behaviour in a proactive, subtle, and preventive manner which is sensitive to individual student needs.
  • Create a positive, inclusive community of mutual respect and support, which students enjoy.
  • Offer all students equal opportunities to learn and maintain an environment in which no student is exposed to discriminatory behaviour.

Your profile 


  • Bachelor of Education degree (or equivalent);
  • Qualified Teacher Status or international teaching qualification;
  • Qualified to teach elementary and middle school students.
  • Mother tongue English or C2 level.


  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching in a Primary/Middle school;
  • Demonstrates creativity and a passion for teaching and a strong work ethic;
  • Experience with innovative teaching and learning;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, negotiation, and mediation skills;
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the school, the academic and co-curricular directions;
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic, and able to nurture unique learning experiences for students;
  • Able to thrive in a collaborative, flexible and supportive team environment;
  • The ability to share outstanding practice;
  • The ability to develop inclusive classroom practice across the school;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality;
  • Commitment to always maintaining confidentiality;
  • Independent/International school and coaching/extracurricular experience are all assets. 

Safeguarding Statement:

English Gate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to understand and share this commitment. We have a shared commitment to develop a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated. We welcome all applications, including those from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
English Gate School

English Gate School