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Job Title – Teacher of PE & Head of Football
School/Organisation – Reading Blue Coat School, Holme Park, Sonning on Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU
Details – Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 785 pupils - 705 boys aged 11 – 18 and a further 80 girls in the co-educational sixth form. The school is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading. The school employs over 170 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff. The school provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical and creative potential. An enthusiastic, inspiring, well-qualified teacher and sports coach, specialising in football, with outstanding subject knowledge is required from September 2021. All pupils in years 7 to 11 receive a double period of practical physical education every week, where the emphasis is on learning and developing the core skills in a variety of activities. All pupils throughout the school participate in one games’ afternoon each week where the main focus is the major sports for that term. We have an enviable reputation both locally and nationally for the high quality of our sports teams. Our facilities are excellent and sport plays a key role in developing every pupil’s potential. Major sports are athletics, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rowing and rugby. Football is one of the school’s flagship sports and the head of football works in close harmony with the director of sport and head of physical education. We have 20 teams competing during the spring term, with fixtures on Saturday mornings and midweek (including cup competitions). Our opposition are a combination of independent, state and boarding schools from the local area and beyond. Our teams frequently triumph in county cups and other competitions. The U15s tour each year to Ligugé (the town twinned with Sonning) and La Rochelle in France. During the autumn and summer terms you will also be required to lead school teams, under the guidance of the heads of those sports. You will hold a good honours degree relevant to the teaching aspects of the role and a football coaching qualification commensurate with the head of football role. The ability to teach physical education to A-level would also be a significant advantage. Applications are welcome from NQT’s. The school provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team in an educational setting where sport plays a leading role.
Salary - We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience.
Contact - Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies or contact the human resources manager. Phone 0118 933 5813 pr email [email protected] Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an application form and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing Date – April 26
Job Title – Graduate Sports & PE Assistant
School/Organisation – Reading Blue Coat School, Holme Park, Sonning on Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU
Details – Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of 785 pupils - 705 boys aged 11-18 and a further 80 girls in the co-educational sixth form. The school is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading. The school employs over 170 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff. We provide a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical and creative potential. To start in September 2021, this is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding, enthusiastic and committed recent university graduate to join our thriving physical education department, which has a national reputation for success across a range of sports. The successful candidate will work closely with the director of sport and head of physical education, as well as other integral members of the department to ensure our pupils maximise performance, health and well-being outcomes through their participation in their nominated activities. You will also support the wider co-curricular, pastoral and academic programmes at the school. All pupils in years 7 to 11 receive a double period of practical physical education every week, where the emphasis is on learning and developing the core skills in a variety of activities. All pupils throughout the school participate in one games afternoon each week where the main focus is on the major sports for that term. We have an enviable reputation both locally and nationally for the high quality of our sports teams. Our facilities are excellent and sport plays a key role in developing every pupil’s potential. Major sports are athletics, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rowing and rugby. Whether you are looking for experience in sports coaching/leadership or a potential career in teaching, we will consider applications from candidates with a passion for any of our major sports. You will hold a good honours degree and will preferably have already obtained relevant coaching qualifications accredited by sports’ governing bodies. You will be encouraged and supported to obtain further professional qualifications during your year with us. The school provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to learn and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team in an educational setting where sport plays a leading role.
Salary - We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and subsidised accommodation is available on campus.
Contact - Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies or contact the human resources manager. Phone 0118 933 5813 pr email [email protected] Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an application form, and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing Date – April 26
Job Title – Director of Sport
School/Organisation – Lordswood Boys School, Hagley Road, Harbourne, Birmingham B17 8BJ
Details – Our new school opened in March 2020 and the new department facilities will be yours to manage and oversee. The sports facilities are world class and include a full-size floodlit 4G pitch with every conceivable accessory, a new sports hall, shared tennis courts, on site, with The Priory Tennis Club and extensive playing fields. You will have a team of committed colleagues to lead, including a highly experienced and outstanding subject team leader for PE. LBS has achieved a third successive year of outstanding results as we await our first Ofsted Inspection as a CAT school. We believe we are an outstanding school. Our 2021 outcomes will likely see both English and maths achieving over 90% passes. The school is expanding rapidly. We have received over 263 positive preferences for Year 7 in September 2021 against our PAN of 120.
Contact - For information and application forms email [email protected] or phone 01214 642837
Closing Date – April 19
Job Title – Teacher of PE
School/Organisation – Appleton School, Croft Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5RN
Details – Required from Sep 2021, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated teacher of PE with the ability to deliver netball, hockey and athletics. The successful candidate will have a degree in sports science or equivalent and ideally will be able to teach KS4 theory.
Contact – Visit www.theappletonschool.org or phone 01268 794215
Closing Date – April 12
School/Organisation – St John’s School Leatherhead. Epsom Road. Leatherhead. Surrey KT22 8SP
Details – Required for September 2021, a well-qualified and suitably experienced candidate to lead, coach and develop the rugby at the School. The director of rugby will work with the head and the director of sport to design and implement a strategic plan for rugby across all age groups and abilities and will play an important role in the collective direction of the sports department. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fun, forward-thinking school which is committed to academic and sporting excellence; continual development of staff; and innovative teaching and learning strategies. This is within the context of outstanding pastoral care and co-curricular provision to ensure the best possible holistic pupil experience. If you like to work collaboratively and welcome the opportunity to develop as a practitioner, we offer a comprehensive induction and CPD programme for all levels of staff, competitive remuneration package and outstanding, well-equipped facilities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the pastoral and co-curricular life of the school.
Contact - Further details and an application form are available from our website www.stjohnsleatherhead.co.uk or by contacting the HR department on 01372 231426, email [email protected]
Closing Date – March 18
Job Title – Teacher of PE & Games (Head of Rugby)
School/Organisation – King’s Rochester, Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1TE
Details – King’s Rochester seeks to appoint an excellent teacher of PE and games from September 2021, who will make a significant contribution to the whole school sports programme as head of rugby. This is an exciting role with the appointed applicant becoming a key member of staff in a progressive and forward-thinking department. Interviews will be held on 18th March 2021. The PE and Games department at King’s encourages a fully inclusive culture of sport across the whole school. The department aims to ensure all pupils understand the physical, mental and social benefits of sport and physical activity as well as inspiring pupils to remain engaged long after they leave the school. Pupils are afforded the opportunity to participate in regular competitive sport through a well-planned and thorough fixture list in rugby, hockey and cricket (boys) and hockey, netball and cricket (girls). Rowing is also a major sport at King’s and takes place across all three terms. Regular fixtures take place during games afternoons and on Saturdays. In addition to this, an extensive games programme allows pupils to take part in a wide range of sports and activities during timetabled lessons and, as part of the school’s co-curricular programme.
Contact – Further details via https://www.kings-rochester.co.uk/about/staff-vacancies
Closing Date – March 10
Job Title – Director of Sport
School/Organisation – Danes Hill School, Leatherhead Road, Oxshott, Surrey KT22 0JG
Details – Following the promotion of the current director of sport to a position in the UAE, Danes Hill is seeking to recruit a highly qualified, experienced and driven individual who will lead one of the most successful sports departments in the co-educational preparatory school sector. The Director of Sport will be responsible for developing the strategy, leadership and direction of sport throughout the school which occupies a campus of 55 acres and benefits from the most impressive sports facilities both inside and out. For further details check out the video at https://youtu.be/azDE09lgVAo
Contact - Should you be interested in applying, please complete the application form that is on the Danes Hill website by Monday 22 February 2021 and email it to Mrs Sonal Chatrath [email protected]
Closing Date – Monday February 22
Job Title – Teacher of Sport
School/Organisation – Thames Christian School, Wye Street, London SW11 2HB
Details – A rare opportunity for an individual with a passion for sport to join a stable staff team with excellent career development opportunities afforded by a growing school moving to a new purpose-built state of the art premises. If you would like a teaching job in a small independent school with a positive challenge along with the freedom to be inspirational and make a difference, we want to hear from you. The successful applicant will teach sport across KS3 and KS4 with the addition KS5 from September 2021. The sports teacher will be supported by specialist coaches and sports assistants. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in at least four hours of sports lessons each week with additional opportunities for sport after school and during the Friday afternoon clubs programme. Teams regularly represent Thames in matches and tournaments, as well as competing in regional and national Independent Schools Association, borough and London-wide competitions. Sports typically include athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross country, dance, football, gym, hockey, netball, rugby and table tennis. Clubs include sports such as self-defence, squash and tennis. Extensive use is made of facilities close to the school. These include a brand new 4G all-weather Astroturf pitch, pitches on Wandsworth Common, two large, fully equipped sports halls, one of which also offers a gym and a mirrored dance studio with a sprung floor. Our new school building will be adjacent to a multi-use games area. Thames is a thriving mainstream school with a two stream entry founded in 2000 for pupils aged 11-16. Its close proximity to Clapham Junction station means that pupils come from a wide catchment area. A brand-new purpose-built premises is under construction adjacent to Clapham Junction Station and is on schedule for completion in autumn 2021. This will expand the school to a three-stream entry with a sixth form and provide excellent career opportunities for staff. Applications are welcome from passionate teachers wanting to make a difference in a very different setting both early or later in their careers. Thames has an excellent CPD programme.
Salary - GBP £40,000 - £50,000 per year (Salary according to experience, competitive with pension, private medical insurance and staff fee discount)
Contact - Applications should be on our own application form and sent to [email protected]. CVs on their own will not be considered. Full details about the post, application form and information about the school are available at https://www.thameschristianschool.org.uk/information/
Details – Required for April or September 2021, the school is seeking to appoint a well-qualified teacher of physical education. You will be required to teach across the age and ability range in a faculty that achieves excellent results and high standards. A full range of enrichment clubs is offered and sports teams are fielded regularly for competitions at district and county level. Supporting, training and supervising these teams will be an integral part of the role. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to join an outstanding and committed health faculty which promotes healthy minds in healthy bodies. The ability to teach other subjects may also prove valuable – see our website for the full range of subjects offered at the school. We will discuss specific subject expertise at interview based on information provided in the application form. NQTs are welcome to apply. This is an exciting opportunity to join the school at a time of growth and development. Our progress 8 and attainment 8 figures are above average and we aim even higher.
Details – We are seeking an exceptional individual to continue the expansion and success of sport at RGS. You will be a dynamic and innovative individual who strives for continual improvement. You will have proven leadership and management experience and extensive knowledge of sport and leisure and its role in education. The RGS Leadership Development Programme is open to all ambitious colleagues seeking future promotion and also offers an additional financial allowance. Accommodation available if required.
Details – Due to the promotion of the existing post holder, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding head of PE who will share our determination to transform the life chances of our students. We are looking for a highly effective colleague who works hard and has high standards. We currently have 516 students on roll and this will rise considerably in the coming years as a local authority two-phased expansion plan takes place. The expansion plan includes an investment in new teaching facilities, with phase 1 due to be completed by September 2022. We are an outward thinking team, striving for constant improvement, to be the best we can be. We work closely together, finding links within each subject and promoting these through our integrated curriculum. Exam results within the faculty are good and improving, and students enjoy their learning.
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