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Job Title – Head of PE & Games


School/Organisation – Hanford House School. Childe Okeford. Blandford Forum. Dorset DT11 8HN


Details – This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive, inspirational and dynamic head of PE and Games. We are looking for someone who can excite our girls and help them to flourish in our wide range of sporting activities. We are seeking a subject specialist who can demonstrate high standards, infectious enthusiasm and who has excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to teach gymnastics, netball and hockey would be an advantage. We offer our staff the freedom to get the most out of their subject, not just for the education of our girls but also for themselves as we believe that enjoyment is infectious. We are looking for a teacher who can bring new ideas to the teaching of this subject and who is prepared to challenge our thinking. We offer excellent CPD opportunities as well as the option to explore working across subjects through our curriculum groups. Hanford is located in some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset. It is one of a handful of girls only boarding/day prep schools in the UK. It is housed in a striking Jacobean manor, surrounded by bucolic countryside and stunning gardens. We are privileged to have plenty of outdoor space, an athletics track and a tennis court which has just been resurfaced to a very high standard. The happy, supportive atmosphere created by Hanford's staff is, in large part, responsible for the girls' impressive achievements: demonstrated by this year's scholarship success where, out of a cohort of 22 girls, 13 have achieved awards - including three sports scholarships and awards to King's Bruton, St Mary's Calne and St Mary's Ascot. The pastoral care at Hanford is excellent and the role of the pastoral tutor is key. We have also recently introduced into our daily teaching the 'character curriculum' which sits alongside subject matter and is designed to give the girls the opportunity to develop key skills and attributes that will prepare them for later life.


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Closing Date – June 2


Job Title – Head of Boys Games


School/Organisation – Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0EX


Details – The directors of the Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum and recognition of creativity and talent. We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic graduate teacher to head up boys games. You will be an outstanding teacher of PE/Games with the ability and enthusiasm to teach PE at GCSE and A level.

Key requirements:

•Good degree in an appropriate subject and a recognised teaching qualification

•Experience or the ability to teach all sport disciplines

•Ability to develop and implement a clear vision for how to build on the current success of boys sport at Kew House School

•Experience in the development of outstanding resources, lesson sequences and schemes of work for new courses as the PE curriculum continues to evolve

•Commitment to, and experience of, using a range of teaching styles and methods including ICT. Classrooms are equipped with IWB/digital projectors

•Willingness to offer extra support through subject clinics and revision classes when necessary to guarantee the progress of students

•A sense of humour

•Willingness to participate in the wider co-curricular life of the school showing commitment to the ethos of the school and flexibility in achieving its aims. Will be required to commit to evening and weekend fixtures across all three terms.

The school is committed to staff development and this position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities. The school welcomes applications from teachers in the state sector, a significant number of staff have joined us from this sector.


Salary – Commensurate with experience


Contact - To apply, please submit a completed application form together with supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be able to comment on your teaching skills, and one from your current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. You must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview. Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX.


Closing Date – May 17


Job Title – Head of Girls Games


School/Organisation – Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 8PH


Details – Eagle House is a flourishing, independent, co-ed, day and boarding preparatory school, closely linked with Wellington College.  Today Eagle House has approximately 390 students aged 3-13 years. We are currently seeking someone to join our highly successful sports department as head of girls’ games. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified person to teach PE and games throughout the school and to work closely with the head of boys’ games to ensure the smooth running of the sport department. An ability to coach at least one of the major games (netball, hockey and cricket) to a high standard is essential. The position is due to start on 1st September 2019 but we would certainly wait until January 2020 for the right candidate. Candidates must have dedication, enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a willingness to participate fully in the extra-curricular life of the school.


Contact - Further details and an application form can be obtained from the TES website and the school’s website or contact the headmaster’s secretary Lisa Rutland on [email protected] or call 01344 467204.


Closing Date – May 1


Job Title – Head of Hockey


School/Organisation – Lancing College, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW


Details – Lancing College is seeking to appoint a head of hockey for September 2019.  The head of hockey is responsible for the coaching and administration of all aspects of both boys and girls hockey at Lancing College.  The successful candidate will be an inspiring, enthusiastic and qualified coach and lead in the delivery of the hockey program for girls and boys in the two prep schools and the senior school. For an appropriately qualified candidate some academic teaching could be available to fit the needs of the College. This is not a prerequisite of the post. Applications would be welcome from those seeking a full or part time position.


Contact - Applications should be made using the application form which is available from the College website and returned to [email protected]   Candidates are asked to add a covering letter setting out, as succinctly as possible, their reasons for applying for the position at Lancing. A full curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of a minimum of three referees, one of whom should be the candidate’s current or most recent employer, should be included with the application. References will be taken up in advance of the interviews. Early applicants may be invited for interview before the closing date and the College reserves the right to make the appointment before the formal closing date, so early applications are encouraged.


Closing Date – Thursday April 25


Job Title – Head of Junior School Sport


School/Organisation – Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ


Details – Magdalen College School, founded in 1480 by William of Waynflete, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools.  It is situated in an enviable location at the heart of Oxford beside the River Cherwell. The school is seeking to appoint a hard-working, skilled and motivated individual from 1st September 2019, to further develop sport within the junior school. The successful applicant will be expected to administrate all sport from the ages of 7-11, coach to a high level, contribute to senior school sport and manage both a small department as well as colleagues from the JS Common Room. The Head of Junior School Sport will be responsible to the Director of Sport, and ultimately to the Master via the Usher, for the proper discharge of his or her duties.  They will be based in the junior school and work in close conjunction with the head of junior school. These duties will include all aspects relating to the administration of a year-round coaching and training programme, planning a competitive and balanced fixture list, and inspiring pupils within the junior school to play sport both inside and outside school.  This will be in addition to other duties in the school, as reasonably requested by the director of sport, the head of junior school and the Master.


Contact - Candidates should submit the Application Form for Teaching Staff, which can be found on the Job Vacancy link of the website (  This should be emailed together with a CV and covering letter of application to the Recruitment Officer, Mrs Sarah Hunter, ([email protected]).  


Closing Date – All documentation should be sent by midday, Monday 22nd April; (please note that we would welcome early applications). Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th April and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by telephone. The school's preferred method of communication is by email and it will not be necessary to send a hard copy of the documents by post.


Job Title – Director of PE and Sport


School/Organisation – St Helen & St Katharine School. Abingdon. Oxfordshire


Details – This is an exceptional and exciting opportunity for a talented and aspiring professional to take on the leadership of a successful PE department, managing all aspects of physical activity at St Helen’s. The successful candidate will have the initiative, imagination and capacity to lead and inspire. They will be able to demonstrate extensive subject knowledge and be an enthusiastic advocate of “sport for all” whilst building on the national levels of attainment we achieve in our major sports. We seek strong applications from individuals who consider themselves to be sporting all-rounders or specialists. The post is available from September 2019, but we also welcome applications from individuals who are not able to start until January 2020.  The role involves teaching across the age and ability range from Year 5 to Year 13, as well as pastoral responsibilities within an allocated year group. Commitment to a full and inclusive extracurricular programme, a love of sport and enjoyment of young people are all essential. All teaching staff are expected to contribute to the pastoral and enrichment programmes of the School. All staff share the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the students, in accordance with the School’s safeguarding policies.


Contact - For full job details and an application form, please visit our website >The School >Working at St Helen’s


Closing Date – April 23


Job Title – Head of PE


School/Organisation – Woodford County High School for Girls, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9LA


Details – Required from late May 2019 (or in exceptional circumstances from September 2019), a skilled and enthusiastic teacher of PE, able to inspire colleagues and students and committed to securing high levels of participation, enjoyment and fitness at Woodford. It is anticipated that the maternity cover will be needed for twelve months from late May. PE is a core subject through key stages 3 and 4 and offered as an option at GCSE. Girls enjoy participating in local fixtures and in the rolling programme of activities offered in both our after-school programme (KS3 & 4) and enrichment curriculum (sixth form). As we continue to expand the school, we seek to appoint an educator with the expertise, enthusiasm and creativity to lead a skilled and enthusiastic team and to build on current strengths. This school, described by OFSTED as ‘outstanding’ (March 2009) and identified by the Sunday Times as “London State Secondary School of the Year (2019)”, encourages a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It provides a friendly working environment and offers established programmes of teacher induction and CPD.


Contact - Further information and an application form is available on the school website Applications can be submitted by post or email ([email protected]) and must include the completed London Borough of Redbridge application form. Applications by CV will not be considered. Interested candidates please contact Mrs Christina Thompson at the school.


Closing Date – Friday April 5


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.


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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


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: > 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 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 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 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


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 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 (, 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


Closing Date – February 4











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