Bangkok Patana School
* Information for Secondary Physical Education Teacher (August 2017) (r) *

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Mission

Our mission is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British international community.

Vision

We develop Global citizens who shape their world through independence, empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.

Values

Well-being
We are

Protected, safe and secure
Motivated and engaged
Responsible and honest
Kind and compassionate
Balanced and fulfilled
Learning
We are

Rigorous
Inquisitive and creative
Critical, reflective thinkers
Collaborative and confident communicators
Passionate, resourceful and resilient
Global Citizenship
We are

Committed to integrity
Active volunteers
Diverse and inclusive
Ethical and informed
Empowered by our Interculturalism Inspired to improve global sustainability
Respectful contributors to digital and local communities

Student safeguarding and safe recruitment

Bangkok Patana School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff to share the same commitment.

As part of the recruitment process applicants must provide:

  • The name and contact details of three referees. One referee should be the applicant's current or most recent employer. In addition to the written references, referees may be contacted to obtain a verbal reference.
  • An up-to-date DBS Disclosure if from UK or police check.
  • Documentation from universities and colleges verifying attendance and successful completion of courses undertaken.
  • An up-to-date medical.

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For August 2017, Bangkok Patana School has a tentative vacancy for a of Physical Education teacher in the Secondary School who is committed to achieving high academic standards and creating a stimulating and positive ethos, which is both student-centred and success orientated. The willingness to be an effective team player and work closely with parents is essential.

The Extra-Curricular Programme is considered a vital and integral component in the education of our student community. All Physical Education Teachers will be involved in this extensive programme coaching teams at various levels or providing physical education ECAs for our students.

All Secondary School teachers are Subject Teachers and support the pastoral programme as a Tutor or Support Tutor. See separate job descriptions. Tutor and Subject Teacher

The Tutor has a vital role to play in the development of the students in her/his care. S/he is the first point of contact and as such must assume responsibility for the immediate pastoral/academic concerns of her/his students. The tutor's own classroom practice will always exemplify the approaches, philosophies and expectations set out in the school's policy documents. Tutors will work in a team alongside the Head of Year and other tutors and as such must be effective team member helping to develop a positive team spirit within the Year group. If a member of staff does not take on the role of the Tutor, there is still the expectation that they will actively support the Pastoral Programme as a Support Tutor.

The Subject teacher ensures the development of the students in their particular subject area. The subject teacher will work in a team alongside the Subject Leaders, Key Stage Leaders, and the Head of Faculty to plan and teach in their specialist area in accordance with the agreed schemes of learning and assessment policies for that faculty. They will work to ensure that an environment is created in which students will achieve the highest academic standards.

Physical Education at Bangkok Patana School

Physical Education at Bangkok Patana School aims:

"To educate young people in and through the use of the body in a coordinated and progressive way and promote an appreciation of the many benefits of lifelong participation in physical activity. It will promote, at an age-appropriate (chronological and developmental) level, high standards of physical competence, relevant knowledge of the positive effects of exercise on the body and the development of independence, responsibility, cooperation and leadership. It will link to the Extra Curricular Activity, Inter-House/Inter-Class, Sports and Outdoor Education programmes to encourage whole school participation in a range of healthy and challenging activities."

Physical Education at Bangkok Patana School is sub-divided into the Secondary and Primary Departments, being led by a Head of Faculty in the Secondary and a Head of Department in Primary, both of whom have specific responsibilities connected with the running of their area.
The curriculum at Bangkok Patana allows for a substantial amount of PE time each week. Students are currently timetabled to receive the following sessions: Foundation Stage - four 40 minute periods; Years 1 to 2 - three 40 minute periods; Years 3 to 6 - two 60 minute sessions; Years 7 to 9 - two 80 minute sessions; students in Years 10 and 11 - one 80 minute session; and Senior Studies students have an optional 80 minute afternoon session per week. The PE curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum for England and students are able to opt for GCSE in Physical Education in Years 10 and 11.

Sports facilities are probably the best in the region and include a new sports hall which houses three basketball / 8 volleyball / 14 badminton courts; two dance studios; conditioning gym; classrooms, offices etc. In addition, there are two extra covered sports areas providing three basketball volleyball courts, four drained and irrigated grass pitches, 12 tennis courts, three squash courts, three swimming pools (50M, 25M and learn to swim pool). These facilities are timetabled centrally on a 'whole school' basis, as are most other faculty resources.

All staff are expected to contribute fully in the professional development of the faculty by assisting with the production of schemes of work and assessment documentation and contributing to internally run INSET courses where required.

A strong commitment to the extensive extra-curricular activity (ECA) programme is required, including weekends. The two PE Leaders also assist the Assistant Principal for Sport & Activities to ensure that all Bangkok Patana sports teams have the appropriate training schedules, identified coaches and competitions. Recreational and competitive sessions are run after-school, in a wide range of sports including athletics (track and field), badminton, basketball, football, rugby, swimming, softball/T-ball, tennis and volleyball. Teams in four age groups play weekly matches against other Bangkok schools in the International Schools' Sports League (BISAC) and there are end-of-season tournaments for all sports. The school is also a member of two other organizations which provide sporting opportunities for students. The Federation of British International Schools in SEA (FOBISSEA) organise large (three day) sporting events for both Primary and Secondary member schools and the South East Asian Students Activity Conference (SEASAC) provides an end-of-season tournament for Varsity (senior) teams. In addition, teams travel to events and tournaments throughout SE Asia and the region; these have recently included Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Indonesia and Australia.

Outdoor education is an integral part of the school programme and is taught within the PE curriculum throughout the Primary and Secondary Schools. There is the opportunity to become involved in a range of expeditions via the popular International Award section of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and the annual school residential trips.

Links
Year 12 & Year 13 Physical Education here
Year 9 Kayaking here
Extra-Curricular Sport here
Publications - Curriculum Guides and Student Achievement here