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PE Subject Expert Group Volunteer Member

Oak National Academy


Posted over 30 days ago...


Influence the Future of PE Curriculum as a Volunteer Subject Expert


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100% Remote- United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Join an initiative committed to enhancing education by developing a new, comprehensive curriculum. As a volunteer, you'll collaborate with a diverse team of educators and subject matter experts to create an impactful learning journey for students across various subjects. This is your chance to contribute to a pioneering educational project that values teacher involvement and expert insight in shaping its curriculum.

Role Summary

  • Participate in three 90-minute virtual meetings annually to discuss curriculum development.
  • Invest time to review materials and provide detailed feedback on the PE curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Contribute expertise outside of meetings as required.

Role Requirements

  • For classroom teachers: Minimum of 5 years teaching and 3 years subject leadership experience.
  • For non-classroom educators: At least 3 years in an educational role related to PE.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PE curriculum development.
  • Commitment to a two-year term, with the possibility of extension.

Application Process Details

  • Open application process to ensure diverse representation and expertise.
  • Blind application process to mitigate bias, requiring answers to role-related questions.
  • Panel review of anonymised applications, followed by a 15-minute follow-up conversation for successful candidates.

Please note that this is a voluntary position and any employee benefits that are visible on the Applied site are not available for this volunteer opportunity.

Join our PE subject expert group and help shape our new curriculum.

Are you a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist or subject expert? We’re developing a new curriculum and involving teachers and experts every step of the way. 

Join our PE subject expert group and give us regular feedback, as we work with our partners to develop our curriculum and produce thousands of new, improved lesson resources. 

You’ll help to shape every aspect of our new offer, from reviewing our sequence, to providing feedback on sample lesson resources and working with us to keep improving our curriculum. 

We already have established subject expert groups for maths, English, science, history, geography and music and we are establishing further groups in art & design, computing, citizenship, design & technology, languages / MFL, PE, RE and RHE / RSHE.

Each group has representatives from established organisations or notable experts who are linked to curriculum development and impact, such as subject associations. Through our open, national application process we want to find a diverse set of classroom teachers, curriculum specialists and subject experts to join them, so a broad range of voices are represented.

We want the work of our subject expert groups to be transparent and we’ll announce the appointments to the subject expert groups once they’ve been made.

This is a voluntary role from March 2024 onwards, with the following commitments:

  • Attend three 90 minute subject expert group virtual meetings per year (approximately one per term), via Zoom;

  • Spend 2-3 additional hours prior to each meeting reviewing material and preparing/writing feedback;

  • Provide verbal and written feedback about our curriculum and lesson development;

  • Be available to offer your expertise outside of the meetings, as and when required. 

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Classroom teachers:

    • 5+ years of teaching experience; 

    • 3+ years of subject leadership experience, such as primary subject lead, head of department, second in charge, key stage coordinator;

    • Current classroom teacher;

  • Non-classroom teachers

    • 3+ years working in an education organisation closely connected to schools;

    • Currently working in a role that is focused around PE education;

  • Both

    • Deep knowledge of PE and teaching PE;

    • Deep knowledge of curriculum development, particularly in PE.

This is initially a two-year post covering 6 meetings, but it could be extended depending on the needs of the subject. 

The application process:

This is an open process that anyone with the required knowledge, skills and experience can apply to. We want to make sure our groups reflect a wide range of views from the sector. Join us and make sure your voice is heard. 

To make sure applicants are selected based only on their expertise, we’re using a blind application process to remove bias. To apply, you will need to answer questions related to the role and your subject expertise. Your answers will then be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by a panel. The panel will include reviewers who have teaching or education research experience, and knowledge of curriculum design. 

Successful applicants will have a 15 minute follow up conversation to confirm suitability for the role.


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