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Job Title – Head of PE
School/Organisation – More House School, 22-24 Pont Street, London SW1X 0AA
Details – More House is a Catholic, independent school for girls aged 11-18 situated in the heart of Knightsbridge. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding professional to lead the physical education department. The vacancy arises due to the current head of department moving to the USA after six very successful years at More House. The department currently consists of three members of full-time staff and a part-time dance teacher. The department is a dynamic, stimulating and successful department, which believes in providing high-quality physical education lessons and sports sessions using a variety of teaching and learning strategies. The girls at More House play netball, hockey and rounders as their core sports. Sport is flourishing at the school and in the last couple of years we have been borough netball champions in U12, U13 and U16, achieved success at the national junior indoor rowing championships, U13 borough champions in indoor cricket and also had a number of girls competing at an elite level in rowing, fencing, golf and Irish dancing. In addition to the major sports, there is a multitude of extra-curricular sporting activities offered throughout the school day in a bid to maximise engagement in pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle. It is an expectation that members of the physical education department contribute to before-school, lunchtime and after-school sporting activities. The department takes full advantage of the outstanding local sports facilities at Battersea Park, Imperial College, St Mary’s Paddington and Fulham Reach. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the GCSE and A-Level PE curriculum and will be qualified to teach core and academic PE across the age range. The candidate must be able to offer another subject as well as physical education.
Contact – Visit www.morehouse.org.uk
Closing Date – March 25
Job Title – Teacher of Girls PE
School/Organisation – Swanlea School. 31 Brady Street. Whitechapel. London E1 5DJ
Details – Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside exceptional colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcomes. In the summer of 2018, we achieved excellent results at GCSE (Progress 8 score of +0.40) and continue to deliver good results at KS5. In July 2013, OFSTED graded Swanlea as outstanding in all categories for the second time. In July 2015, we were awarded Teaching School status as part of our journey to achieving excellence and we continue to strive to deliver outstanding outcomes across all key stages and subject areas. We are committed to the continuous professional learning of all staff and the successful candidate will receive first class training and development. The PE department has a strong track record of delivering excellent outcomes across KS4. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding female teacher of girls' PE, ideally with BTec Level 2 sports experience, to join us on our journey to be an exceptional school. As you would expect, we are looking for the best. A good honours degree and qualified teacher status are essential. You will be able to demonstrate unwavering commitment to raising student progress and standards. Like us, you believe that social disadvantage is no barrier to achievement and that every student can share in the joy of education. Most importantly, you will possess integrity, good humour and moral purpose. In return, we can offer the following:
• A competitive salary with inner London weighting and pension scheme
• A central location within a vibrant, diverse London borough, with excellent transport links
• Outstanding facilities and resources to support teaching and learning
• Supportive and collegiate staff
• A broad and wide-ranging teacher development programme, delivered by outstanding experts
• A highly regarded middle and emergent leadership programme
• A supportive and experienced senior leadership team
• A friendly and diverse student and staff community
• Discount scheme that offers savings on purchases, including grocery, eating out, entertainment etc
• Season ticket loan scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Free eye tests and discounted eye-care scheme
• Access to confidential emotional and practical advice support services
We would welcome applications from both NQTs and more experienced members of staff.
Contact - To apply, please send your completed application form to [email protected]
Closing Date – Friday March 15
Job Title – Teacher of PE and Boys Games
School/Organisation – Norfolk House School. 4 Norfolk Road. Edgbaston. Birmingham B15 3PS
Details – This is an exciting time to join Norfolk House School as we expand the provision of PE and games across the school. The successful candidate will have had proven results when coaching teams in football, rugby and cricket, as well as experience of teaching PE in KS1 and KS2. The job will involve the organisation of fixtures against local independent schools as well as preparation for matches. Please note this is a part-time position. CV applications will not be accepted. Norfolk House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Contact - For further information about our school please visit www.norfolkhouseschool.co.uk
Closing Date – Wednesday March 13
Job Title – Director of Sport
School/Organisation – King’s School Canterbury
Details – This significant role at King’s has become available owing to the appointment of Mr Richard Singfield as a boarding housemaster from September 2019. As director of sport, you will be responsible for all aspects of sport across the school, although physical education as a teaching subject is overseen by the two heads of PE. An inspiring sports coach, you’ll be capable of leading both external coaches and academic teachers in delivering a high quality sports programme, as well as taking responsibility for the reputation of sport at King’s, through sportsmanship, attitude, results and personal example. We will also look to you to oversee a competitive and balanced sports fixtures programme, as well as continue our strong connections with local prep schools. You will also continue to implement a strategic vision to ensure the ongoing improvement and development of the sporting provision at King’s. The role does not necessarily require previous management experience, but does demand someone with the required skills of leadership, communication, decision-making, administrative accuracy and vision, all combined with empathy, enthusiasm, infinite patience and humour. The director of sport is expected to teach an academic subject (not necessarily PE) and should have significant experience so as to be able to coach at least two of the main school sports, whilst also taking an interest in all other sports, attending tournaments and matches whenever possible, be it during the week or at weekends. There are, additionally, many opportunities for further involvement in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of this large boarding school. All teachers at King’s take on a tutor group in one of the boarding or day houses and contribute to the co-curricular programme. Accommodation will be available. Those considering applying but requiring more information, can contact the senior deputy head [email protected] or the director of sport [email protected] for an informal discussion.
Contact - Applications should be submitted online through the King’s School website: www.kings-school.co.uk > staff vacancies, and should include a personal statement for the headmaster and a CV. If you have any difficulties accessing the internet, please contact the school office by email [email protected] or telephone: 01227 595501.
Closing Date – March 4
Job Title – Sports Teaching Assistant
School/Organisation – Wilson Primary School. Wilson Road. Reading. Berkshire RG30 2RW
Details – Wilson Primary is looking to recruit a sports teaching assistant for April 2019. We are a happy, creative and child-centred school looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to support and continue to develop the excellent delivery of PE already established within the school. The role will involve supporting class teachers with the delivery of the national curriculum, running a variety of sports clubs (before and after school), organising and leading sports tournaments as well as liaising with other schools and sports coaches. We can offer you dedicated and supportive staff, a positive, caring and forward thinking atmosphere, work life balance and staff wellbeing initiatives, supportive parents and governors, an active role in contributing to the shared vision of the school and opportunities for self-development. Are you highly-motivated, hardworking and willing to work flexible hours, able to encourage and inspire young people through sport, extremely organised and able to effectively manage your time, creative and have a sense of humour, familiar with the PE national curriculum and able to deliver the curriculum through sport and a positive person who can work as part of a dedicated team.
Contact - Further information regarding this position can be found on the school website http://www.wilsonprimary.co.uk/vacancies.html To apply, please download an application form and a declarations form from the website. Completed forms must be received by the closing date. Please do not send a CV.
Closing Date – Monday March 4
Job Title – Director of Sport
School/Organisation – The Loughborough Schools Foundation, 3 Burton Walks, Loughborough LE11 2DU
Details – Loughborough Schools Foundation is recruiting a director of sport. This is a new role and reflects the Foundation’s commitment to enhance its capacity to meet the sporting needs of students across the Foundation. The director of sport will lead the strategic development of sport across the Foundation, with responsibility of enhancing the quality of the student experience, creating an environment to support Foundation sport at all levels and growing the commercial operations of the Foundation’s sporting facilities. In doing so, s/he will lead the existing heads of sports, as well as all sports teachers and coaches across the Foundation. The successful candidate will have senior management experience including that within a commercial sporting environment. She/he will be able to effectively manage staff, demonstrate his/her ability to create and implement strategies and possess change management experience. Loughborough Schools Foundation is a charitable foundation comprising of four independent schools and a nursery in the heart of Loughborough, educating children from six weeks to 18 years. The schools enjoy a very high reputation for their academic, cultural and sporting achievements and for the quality of their pastoral care.
Salary - The post attracts a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package which includes a generous school fee discount.
Contact - To find out more about the Foundation and to apply please visit www.endowedschools.org/careers or email [email protected]
Closing Date – March 4
Job Title – Head of Hockey
School/Organisation – Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4AB
Details – This is an opportunity for an experienced PE teacher and hockey specialist to join a vibrant, challenging and enormously fun teaching community in one of this country’s leading girls’ schools. As head of hockey, you will oversee all aspects of the hockey PE and co-curriculum programmes to ensure that high standards of coaching, teaching and learning are delivered. Leading by example, you will manage the hockey coaching team to ensure that they have clear expectations of their roles, and that high performance standards are achieved and maintained. You will also promote excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning related to hockey to ensure all pupils develop their potential and are equipped for life beyond school. Sport and physical education is an integral part of life at Wimbledon High School and our department is busy and vibrant, with large numbers of girls participating daily. We have extensive facilities, including a full size floodlit astro-turf hockey pitch.
Contact – Visit www.wimbledonhigh.gdst.net/ for further details
Closing Date – February 22
Job Title – Head of Infant and Junior Sports
School/Organisation – Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham NG7 4ED
Details – This is an exciting opportunity for a current qualified PE teacher to work with pupils aged 4 to 11 years to enhance their leadership skills, coaching skills and motivational ability; as well as pursuing their own interest in sport. We are seeking to appoint an individual to lead physical education and games throughout our infant and junior school. Nottingham High School offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities throughout the school. We celebrate a diverse community of staff and students, united by their creative and innovative engagement towards sport. We are looking for a highly effective and dynamic head of sport, with a genuine commitment to encouraging life-long participation in sport and fitness for all, as well as an ability to co-ordinate PE, games, swimming and sporting opportunity across the early years, infant and junior school. The role entails teaching classes and groups aged between four and eleven in their swimming, PE and games lessons, as well as the responsibility for co-ordinating fixtures against other schools for both boys and girls. The appointed candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the extensive extra-curricular programme during and after school.
Contact - Further details are available on the school website www.nottinghamhigh.co.uk
Closing Date – Completed application forms should reach the school by 10am on Monday 11th February 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place during w/c Monday 4th March
Job Title – Director of Netball
School/Organisation – Cranleigh School, Surrey
Details – Cranleigh School and Cranleigh Prep School are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic director of netball to lead the coaching of netball across both schools and to build on the strong participation and performance foundations that already exist across the two schools. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in one of two major girls’ sports at the schools and to live and work in a beautiful part of the country. Both schools have dynamic and thriving sports departments that concentrate on developing the skills and passion for sport in pupils from 7-18 years. Our outstanding facilities are all onsite and include a generous double sports hall and ten outdoor courts. We have a well-developed athletic development programme including first class strength and conditioning assessment and training. Cranleigh sports teams enjoy regular success at county, regional and national tournaments and talented athletes benefit from our established elite sports programme which provides the structure and pathway for them to fulfill their sporting potential. In addition, whilst the school is rightly proud of the steady stream of Cranleighans who continue to garner success at national and international level, we are equally proud of a sports programme which offers competitive and recreational sporting opportunities for all of our pupils. The successful candidate will have good technical and tactical knowledge of the game and a passion to develop further, along with successful experience of coaching netball within schools, clubs, the England Netball pathway or a super league franchise for all ages and abilities. Excellent communication skills and the ability to organise and run the administrative aspect of netball in both schools including fixtures, tournaments, budgets, staffing and coaching plans.
Contact - For further details, please visit the School website
www.cranleigh.org/welcome/work-at-cranleigh/teaching/ To apply, please submit a brief letter of application together with a completed application form, available on the school’s website, supported by a full curriculum vitae and to include the names and contact details of two referees.
Closing Date – February 8
Job Title – Curriculum Leader of PE
School/Organisation – Farnley Academy. Leeds
Details – We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational curriculum leader of PE to join our outstanding academy. As part of The GORSE Academies Trust, the Farnley Academy underwent a remarkable transformation over three years to become one of the most improved schools in England. In December 2013, the excellence of our work was recognised by OFSTED which judged the Academy to be Outstanding in all areas. Inspectors reported that '…the quality of teaching is outstanding. Much is inspirational. As a result, students display a rare thirst for learning and an eagerness to succeed.' In addition, inspectors noted ‘Newly qualified teachers are able to improve their teaching skills very quickly and effectively as a result of the excellent role models in the school and the excellent support available to them from experienced colleagues’.In 2015, the Farnley Academy became a Teaching School. Working in alliance with a range of partners, we actively seek opportunities to raise standards in education through research and development, initial teacher training, school-to-school support and continuing professional development. The GORSE Farnley Teaching Schools Alliance has quickly established a reputation for profoundly improving student outcomes in other schools, particularly in English, mathematics and science. In 2016 the Academy was awarded the prestigious World Class Schools Quality Mark, becoming one of only 50 schools across England to have secured this status. Awarded only to schools whose students are able to demonstrate they have world class attributes and qualities, we are hugely proud of this achievement and what it says about our young people, their aspirations, creatively, sense of community and pride in their academy. Our mission is simple – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. If you share our vision, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers seeking a new challenge and from colleagues hoping to secure their first post.
Contact - An application pack (including job description and person specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (www.tgat.org.uk/jobs), by email to [email protected] or by telephone on 0113 2630741 . If you would like to know more about The Farnley Academy, please visit our website at www.farnley.leeds.sch.uk
Closing Date – February 4
Job Title – Teacher of PE – Cricket Specialist
School/Organisation – Guildford High School
Details – We are seeking a highly motivated and talented teacher to join the existing team of senior school staff from April or September 2019. Expertise and the ability to teach and coach cricket to a high standard is essential as this is a comparatively new sport at the school. You will be involved in developing and leading the curricular and extra-curricular activities for cricket and will participate in the school’s schedule of fixtures and activities during the week and at weekends. Flexibility in teaching across the curriculum, including gymnastics and a variety of other minor sports, is fundamental and we anticipate that the successful applicant will have, or be able to gain up-to-date life-saving qualifications for the teaching of swimming. Experience in teaching GCSE PE and coaching expertise in netball and/or lacrosse as well as tennis and badminton, may prove a distinct advantage. We can offer you a lively, dynamic, hardworking and extremely successful department, within a school where enthusiasm for PE and extra-curricular sport is high throughout, a competitive salary, well above the national scale, a friendly and supportive staff team who work collaboratively, sharing resources and ideas, excellent facilities, regular professional development and well-being opportunities throughout the year, your own iPad, access to employee benefits and advice services.
Contact - To apply, either complete the TES application form or download and complete the GHS application form from our website: http://www.guildfordhigh.co.uk/currentvacancies
The Human Resources department may be contacted via e-mail: [email protected]
Closing Date – January 23
Job Title – Teacher of PE
School/Organisation – Wootton Park School. Wootton Hall Park. Wootton. Northamptonshire NN4 0JA
Details – Wootton Park School is seeking to appoint a talented teacher of PE to work within our growing school. You will be required to support the overall progress and development of learners within your curriculum area. The ideal candidate will be totally committed to securing the best outcomes for all our learners and will ‘go the extra mile’ to do this. You will ensure provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for learners studying in the curriculum area, in accordance with the aims of Wootton Park School and the curricular policies. All members of our team must be committed to maximising potential and continuous improvement and be willing to participate fully in all aspects of school life within and beyond the classroom. Our quest for excellence, must, however, also be combined with our unwavering commitment to care and support. Therefore, anyone seeking appointment to this role must demonstrate warmth, humour, resilience, and above all, emotional intelligence in order to uphold the values of our school. WPS opened in 2016 with two reception and four year 7 classes. We grow each year until we reach our full capacity of 1260 learners. Currently housed in a first rate, bespoke modular building, we will move into our £20 million state-of-the-art school building in 2019/2020.
Contact - We will be hosting a recruitment event on 12th January at 10am to give prospective candidates the opportunity to meet with our principal, staff members and learners. This is also a good opportunity to tour the school and meet with subject leaders. To book your place, please visit www.schoolinterviews.co.uk and enter code er2c2.
Closing Date – January 28
Job Title – Director of Sport
School/Organisation – Bedford Modern School
Details – Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an independent co-educational day school, governed by the Harpur Trust. We support more than 1,200 students, ranging in age from 7 to 18, whom alongside our staff form a friendly, happy and supportive school community. Sport has always been at the heart of life here, from the very early days of the school's history and we continue to enjoy a reputation both locally and regionally for excellence in sport. Today we very much foster an inclusive approach to participation also, encouraging all students to develop a love for exercise and good health. Located on the outskirts of Bedford, a town recognised as one of the best places to live in the East of England by the Sunday Times and in commutable distance from central London, our site includes extensive and impressive facilities. We also have ambitious plans to improve the sports facilities still further, working with alumni and increasingly in partnership with local and regional sports clubs and organisations. As such, now is an exciting time to join us. We wish to appoint a director of sport who will have overall responsibility for the full range of sport provision in the senior school and junior school and will lead a large team of physical education teachers, sports coaches and support staff. The director of sport will be responsible for the vision, strategic direction and management of sport, thereby maintaining the continuous development of the sporting culture at BMS. Applicants will have experience at a senior level within a sports-related environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to implement change and, with outstanding commitment, progress the further development of our sports faculty. He or she will be committed to providing quality sporting opportunities and experiences for all students, developing participation and excellence, ensuring all students develop their physical literacy and a lifelong enthusiasm for sport.
Contact - BMS will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting 3877
Closing Date – January 14
Job Title – School Games Organiser
School/Organisation – Oaklands School, Bethnal Green, London
Details – Are you a talented and dynamic sporting practitioner? Do you wish to play a key role in developing youth sport in Tower Hamlets via working in a highly successful school? Oaklands School is pleased to offer, in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the position of School Games Organiser (SGO). This new and exciting role consists of two areas of work: the development & co-ordination of inter-school sports competitions at primary and secondary level and the development of elite sporting opportunities in Tower Hamlets. The appointed SGO at Oaklands will work alongside the other borough SGO to develop competitive sport at primary and secondary level via borough wide tournaments. This will involve working in partnership with other schools and organisations to ensure the maximum participation levels of Tower Hamlets school children. The development of elite sport is unique to this SGO position. The role requires the harnessing of the considerable talent of the young people of Tower Hamlets to play representative, district sport. The position entails the organisation of teams, fixtures and coaching networks for three key sports; alongside the development of other elite sporting pathway opportunities for talented individuals in other sports. We are seeking an outstanding practitioner who has experience in coaching and developing talent, alongside knowledge of organising tournament based competitions and working with a variety of schools and sporting organisations. You will be based in a school with an excellent reputation for developing staff and realising opportunities for young people.
Salary – Up to £37,500, depending on experience
Contact - Telephone: 0207 613 1014 Email: [email protected]
Closing Date – December 7
Job Title – Head of Cricket
School/Organisation – King’s College School, Wimbledon
Details – We wish to appoint an outstanding head of cricket with a clear philosophy of the development of cricket in a large independent day school. Ideally, candidates will have played cricket to a high level themselves and will have a proven track record in coaching across the age and ability range, as well as extending the elite. The candidate should ideally hold a minimum of a level 2 coaching qualification. This is an extremely exciting time for sport at King’s, with the completion of a new sports hall and swimming pool complex in 2019. King’s is one of the most successful schools in the UK, with outstanding academic results and first-class facilities, games and activities. Overlooking Wimbledon Common, the school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of south east England.
Contact - Further details can be found at www.kcs.org.uk
Closing Date – December 3
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