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Job Title – PE and Sports Assistant


School/Organisation – Mary Erskine School, ESMS, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 3EZ


Details – We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated person with an interest in physical education and sport to join our large and successful PE department for the 2018-2019 session (Thursday 16 August 2018 until Friday 28 June 2019), during term time only. The successful candidate will be involved in assisting in curricular PE classes and extra-curricular sports clubs with both secondary and primary pupils.  Involvement with Saturday morning sports fixtures in term time is also a requirement. An interest in hockey is desirable and a willingness to develop hockey coaching and umpiring knowledge is required.


Salary - The rate of pay is £7.83 per hour, which is equivalent to £10,572 per annum


Contact - Applications should be in the form of a letter, addressed to Mrs L A Moule, Vice-Principal and Head of The Mary Erskine School Senior School, and should be supported by a full Curriculum Vitae along with the names, addresses and contact details of two referees.  They should be sent by email to or by post to the HR Administrator, Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools, Ravelston, Edinburgh EH4 3NT, from whom further particulars may be obtained.  This information can also be found on our website.


Closing Date – May 4


Job Title – Head of Girls PE


School/Organisation – Wembley High Technology College, East Lane, Wembley, Middlesex HA0 3NT


Details –  The governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding practitioner to co-lead this highly successful department and co-ordinate the physical education curriculum and non-curricular programme across the school, with particular focus on girls’ PE. The PE department is extremely well resourced, with state of the art facilities and several new activity and astroturf areas. PE is taught to all pupils across all year groups and many pupils also study the Edexcel BTEC Sport course during key stage 4. There is a great commitment from pupils towards PE within the college. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities take place early in the morning, at lunch time and at the end of the college day. Many pupils are enthusiastic to participate in these. The successful applicant will be creative, well organised and will actively assist in the further development of PE within the college, contributing to the vibrant programme of extra-curricular support provided to all pupils. The post is suitable for fully qualified teachers who have a proven track record of inspirational teaching and an ability to manage a team of teachers, with outstanding bespoke training programmes available to all. Applicants will be checked to ensure that they meet all the safeguarding requirements.


Salary - MPS (Inner London) + TLR 2.3 (£2667)


Contact - For further details please email or visit our website at


Closing Date – April 30


Job Title – Director of Sport


School/Organisation – John Lyon School, Middle Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA2 0HN


Details – With sport being an integral part of both our curricular and extra-curricular offer, and with results improving in all disciplines, John Lyon is seeking to appoint a passionate and dynamic director of sport to lead this highly successful area of school life and take it to the next level. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, engaging and driven teacher to take responsibility for all sport throughout the school.


Salary – Competitive salary offered, above that of the maintained sector. A willingness to contribute to the extracurricular life of the school is essential.


Contact - For further information or to apply for the role please refer to the school website where a job description, person specification and application form can be found. Completed applications should be returned to


Closing Date – April 30


Job Title – Director of Sport & Physical Activity


School/Organisation – Cheltenham Ladies' College


Details – As one of the leading independent schools in the country, a vibrant sport and physical activity (SPA) offer is central to our vision for a relevant, empowering and holistic 21st century education. Required for September 2018 or January 2019, we wish to appoint a director of sport & physical activity to lead an exciting phase of our programme and facilities development. To underpin our ambitious SPA strategy, the college has recently made a significant investment in its new Health and Fitness Centre (HFC). Fully operational since January 2018, it is already proving transformational in allowing us to deliver exciting new SPA programmes to the girls and a second phase of refurbishment has been committed to in the near future. The SPA strategy is pupil-centred. As we believe that developing physical literacy is a critical element of holistic education for the girls, we have refreshed our PE curriculum with a focus on physical literacy and life skills. Our provision is beyond a traditional competitive school sport offer and embraces a much wider range of physical activities within our programmes. Dance, Pilates, exercise classes and ‘Park Run’ style programmes will all be part of our broad SPA offer. An inspirational, dynamic and motivated director of sport & physical activity would have the opportunity to join us and lead the operationalisation of the strategy, optimising our use of the HFC. This is an exciting role, with a broad remit. It presents the candidate with an opportunity to make a significant difference to the education and wellbeing of a large community. There are three key elements - leading the delivery of a coherent set of curricular and co-curricular SPA programmes that must encompass both traditional school sports and new physical activity opportunities for girls; leading the college’s use of its sport programmes and facilities to engage partners and stakeholders such as feeder schools, parents and Guild (the alumnae association); overseeing the use of the facilities and operations to optimise the SPA strategy and meet income generation targets set for the HFC, supported by the HFC manager. We welcome applications from leaders and managers from both within and from outside of the secondary education sector, and those with vision and potential as well as those with experience.


Salary -  Competitive, depending on skills and experience. Relocation assistance available


Contact - To find out more, please visit


Closing Date – Closing date: Tuesday, 24th April 2018 (12.30pm). Interview date: Stage 1: w/c 30th April 2018 • Stage 2: w/c 7th May 2018


Job Title – Director of Sport


School/Organisation – Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LN


Details – The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading co-educational school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth. The school is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma alongside A Level. We are seeking to appoint a full time director of sport to lead a large and experienced department at The Portsmouth Grammar School and to shape our vision and strategic direction for sport within the senior school, which offers outstanding sporting facilities and opportunities. Sport is a significant aspect of life at PGS thanks to a genuinely inclusive programme with opportunities for pupils at all levels, a comprehensive fixtures programme, specialist coaching and sports tours in the UK and abroad. We are therefore seeking to appoint someone with a real passion for sport and physical education, a proven track record of leadership and an inspirational approach.


Contact - Further information is available on the website at under the ‘About Us’ section and any queries regarding the vacancy should be emailed to An electronic application would be preferable, submitted to All applicants should complete an application form and send a covering letter and full curriculum vitae. Postal applications should be addressed to The Headmaster, The Portsmouth GrammarSchool, High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2LN. Please include email addresses whenever available. All applications should be accompanied by the names, addresses, email

and telephone numbers of three referees.


Closing Date – April 30


Job Title – Female Teacher of PE


School/Organisation – Chelmsford County High School for Girls, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1RW


Details – Chelmsford County High School for Girls is one of the most successful girls’ selective schools in the country. This is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher, or an NQT to join a thriving and dynamic department. The initial contract is likely to be 0.4, however, this is an expanding school, and therefore more teaching will be available in the future. We would welcome applicants with a high level of confidence in teaching all aspects of PE, with particular strengths in hockey and athletics. We offer our students a wide range of extracurricular sporting activities, and the successful candidate would be expected to lead a number of such activities. The school has a long tradition of success at the highest level of competitive sport and we are also keen to encourage all our students to participate in sport at all levels.


Contact - For further details, please visit Please submit application form via email to Mrs Hazel Bates


Closing Date – April 16


Job Title – Director of Sport


School/Organisation – Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 4BW


Details – This is a superb opportunity for someone with experience, drive and ability to lead this vital area of Shiplake life, ensuring the continued delivery of a first-class sports provision across the college. Shiplake College is a school-rated ‘excellent’ in all ISI inspection categories. The role would suit an enthusiastic and well-organised leader, who will inspire and motivate pupils, staff and parents. The right candidate will have an infectious enthusiasm, encouraging sport for all. The excellent sports facilities will be enhanced with the addition of a new boathouse and multi-activity centre scheduled for completion in 2019. It is not essential that candidates are physical education teachers, but they must have good pedagogical skills. The right candidate will answer yes to the following questions. Do you have a love of sport and a commitment to make sport inclusive whatever the level ability? Do you have the skills and ability to develop and implement policies and practices aimed at fostering a lifelong love for sport? Do you have high expectations of pupils and teachers, and the drive to help them achieve their potential? Are you a well-organised excellent communicator? Would you enjoy working as part of a dynamic and professional team of teachers and support staff? Shiplake College provides the following. Exceptional education delivered by a dedicated team of teachers and support staff with first-rate resources. Excellent CPD opportunities. The opportunity to become involved with a busy and varied co-curricular programme available to students. A beautiful working environment located on the bank of the River Thames, free lunch and evening meal when on duty, contributory teachers’ pension scheme, gym facilities and open-air swimming pool during summer months. Excellent peer support and professional development opportunities. Inclusive and thriving community spirit. Accommodation on site (for selected staff).


Contact - Informal pre-application discussions and visits are welcome. Please call Moya Flynn on 01189 405218. A job/person specification and an application form may be obtained from


Closing Date – March 23


Job Title – Curriculum Leader for PE


School/Organisation – City of London Academy Islington, Prebend Street, Islington, London N1 8PQ


Details – Could you be part of the team leading one of the best schools in the country?

Already the country’s best performing Trust for the new Progress 8 measure at key stage 4, the City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity and innovation. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and opportunities to perform, showcase their talents and experience the world of work outside of the classroom. We can offer you students who are eager to learn, well behaved and very proud of their school, exceptional focus on continuous professional development, a culture of high expectations for students and staff, an appetite for creativity and continuous improvement, a dedicated, caring and experienced staff team, purpose-built teaching and learning facilities and a supportive and committed governing body. From you, we need the following. We believe exceptional teachers create exceptional results. They transform lives and transform futures. They support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. We believe that exceptional teachers should be supported too, with all the opportunities needed to develop and achieve their goals. This is an exciting time in the school’s journey to sustain and develop further as an excellent provider of high-quality education. We are looking for an inspiring individual who is academically well-qualified to degree level within a physical education related subject, experienced in delivering PE in a secondary school context, including a programme of sporting fixtures and events for our students and school teams in a variety of sports. You will be working with a team whose mission it is to sustain and further develop excellence in everything we do. Committed to creating an environment that promotes academic, creative, sporting, linguistic and personal achievement, you will be a qualified teacher. The communication skills and confidence to develop rich partnerships with families and the community will be essential. Above all, you’ll have the drive and determination to sustain and further develop the City of London Academy Islington as a centre of excellence for education.


Salary - £28,660-£39,006 (£43,616-£47,298 for suitably qualified candidates) plus TLR1a £7,699)


Contact - If you would like to make an application, please visit to download a job pack and application form. Completed forms should be emailed to Debbie Reynolds, HR Director, by email at We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS, prohibition from teaching and medical checks.


Closing Date – March 21


Job Title – Teacher of PE (Specialising in Rugby)


School/Organisation – Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5RT


Details – A teacher of PE specialising in rugby required for September 2018. We welcome applications from those who wish to teach in an “outstanding” school, are newly qualified or experienced teachers, have the skill to teach all major activities on the curriculum, are committed to high quality extra-curricular sport, are committed to the highest standards in education and have a specialism in rugby. A background in performing at elite level in rugby, and/or working with elite rugby performers at school level with clear evidence of outstanding coaching impact would be an advantage. We offer an outstanding quality sports hall, a superb quality swimming pool and dance studio, two high quality fitness suites, floodlit rugby, 3G football pitch & tennis courts, a nationally renowned programme of extra-curricular sport coached to regional and national level, outstanding links with the Northampton Saints, broad residential education programme for sport, a specialist rugby BTEC course in the sixth form, the number one ranked state school for competitive sport in England in 2017 and three times in the last four years, RFU National Schools’ Cup semi finalists U18 and quarter finalists U15 in 2017/18 season, NatWest Vase U18 champions 2016, Ofsted outstanding school and national ‘Educational Establishment of the Year’ 2017.


Contact - For an application pack and further details please see the vacancies section on our website or telephone the headmaster’s office on 01604 258632. All applications must be made on the NSB teacher application form. We do not accept CVs.


Closing Date – March 16


Job Title – Director of Sport


School/Organisation – Mayfield School. The Old Palace. Mayfield. East Sussex TN20 6PH


Details – We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate to take on this new role and direct all aspects of sport at Mayfield. The successful applicant will be an accomplished individual with a proven track record of successfully coaching and competing at a high level, while nurturing the potential of girls in a range of sports. Mayfield has a tradition for encouraging girls to compete and enjoy sport at all levels from beginner to elite. Currently girls are successfully competing in numerous sports at county, national and international levels. The school also has an enviable reputation for sportsmanship and fair play. Mayfield is a leading Catholic independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18 situated in extensive grounds in the East Sussex countryside, less than 50 miles from London, 40 minutes from Gatwick.  The school has a tradition of sporting and academic achievement with impressive GCSE and A level results, a vibrant and eclectic extra-curricular provision and an enviable reputation for pastoral care.


Salary - We offer excellent working conditions in an outstanding environment. Mayfield has its own salary scale and benefits package that will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. All staff are expected to contribute to the wider extra-curricular life of the school. Accommodation may be available.


Contact - Please visit for more information. Alternatively, contact Mrs Karen Bowles, PA to the Headmistress by email for further details and our requisite application form.


Closing Date – March 14


Job Title – Director of Sport


School/Organisation – Queen’s Gate School, 133 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LE


Details – Queen’s Gate is a thriving GSA day school for girls aged 4 –18 and is ideally situated in central London to take advantage of the many educational opportunities on offer. The PE department makes full use of many excellent local sporting facilities. Pupils represent the borough at a variety of sports at the London Youth Games and others compete at national level. We have successful netball, hockey and rounders teams and we are renowned for the success of our cross country squad. Girls have also achieved success in the biathlon at national and European levels. Early morning clubs, a fencing academy, rowing, tennis academy and sporting trips are all features of the PE department. We wish to appoint from September 1 2018, a highly motivated, talented, dynamic and ambitious physical education teacher to lead our department. The department has enjoyed much success and is now reviewing its future direction. The successful candidate will be an effective PE specialist who is flexible and able to inspire pupils, promoting the subject and its extensive extra-curricular programme throughout the junior and senior schools and possessing expert coaching skills in at least one or more of our sports. The director of sport is a key appointment and  will be expected to provide excellent interpersonal management and have the ambition and vision to continue the development of this outstanding department.  


Contact - When completed the application form should be sent together with a covering letter address to the Principal by email to to arrive no later than Wednesday, 28th February 2018. Details may also be found on our website


Closing Date – February 28


Job Title – Head of Junior School PE


School/Organisation – Blackheath High School


Details – Applications are invited from well-qualified and passionate teachers for this opportunity to join a thriving and successful PE department. Blackheath High School is an inspiring school characterised by the warmth of its community and its aspirational, outward-looking approach. Students benefit from the wider opportunities offered by the GDST and PE is a popular subject in the school. The successful candidate will demonstrate an equal passion for their subject and working with young students. Staff are expected to contribute fully to our co-curricular programme. Rated “excellent” in our most recent ISI Inspection (2014), Blackheath High School is a dynamic and innovative school where co-curricular activities are valued, pastoral care is strong and achievement is high. Blackheath High School is fortunate to be part of the Girls’ Day School Trust group of schools, with a long history of educating a rich social and cultural blend of students, thus reflecting the cosmopolitan character of London itself. Our ethos is aspirational, outward-looking and inclusive. We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and the buzz of Canary Wharf.


Salary - Salary is in accordance with the GDST national scale (according to qualifications and experience), higher than the maintained sector salary scale. Other benefits include a laptop, iPad, a staff discount for own daughters and an interest-free season ticket loan. 


Contact - For further details and an application form please visit Completed application forms to be returned to Mrs S Read at


Closing Date – February 23 2018. Interviews will be held TBC


Job Title – Sports Graduate in Residence


School/Organisation – Queenswood School, Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7EL


Details – Required for September 2018, this job may suit a young person taking a gap year who may be considering a future in physical education or sport. This role is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience and training in a highly successful and professional environment. The successful applicant will have the ability to support the physical education department in the delivery of some or all of the following sports – netball, hockey, badminton, cricket and athletics is desirable. Applicants with expertise in hockey and/or netball will be considered more favourably. Accommodation and meals are provided during the term time. All graduate assistant teachers of sport are expected to play a full role in the life of the school outside the classroom, including one evening boarding house duty per week. Queenswood is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service


Contact - For further details and to apply please go to Apply immediately.  Applications will be considered upon receipt.


Closing Date – Interviews to take place week commencing 19 February 2018


Job Title – Head of Rugby


School/Organisation – The Leys School. Trumpington Road. Cambridge CB2 2AD


Details – We are looking for a well-qualified, talented and energetic individual to take responsibility for rugby from September 2018. The successful applicant will be responsible for driving forward achievement and participation within a school that has a tradition of excellence in the game. The possibility of some teaching within the academic timetable, dependent on subject specialism and experience, as well as involvement in the pastoral care of pupils may be available. The ability to coach other sports will be advantageous. The Leys is a thriving school with a particularly friendly and supportive staff and pupil community. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Contact - For further details of the position, school and application procedure please visit our website or contact the director of sport James Clark or 01223 508523. Applications should be submitted to The Headmaster, The Leys School, Cambridge, CB2 7AD or


Closing Date – Noon on Thursday February 8


Job Title – Head of PE


School/Organisation – Berkhamsted School


Details – We are seeking a well-qualified, proactive and enthusiastic teacher of physical education to act as head of physical education and to manage the academic and curriculum physical education programme in a busy, innovative and thriving department. The successful candidate should have had previous experience teaching/organising/leading at GCSE and A Level. A willingness to enter fully into all aspects of school life is essential.  Further details can be found on our website


Contact - Completed application forms should be emailed to


Closing Date – February 18


Job Title – Director of Sport


School/Organisation – Newland House School, Waldegrave Park, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4TQ


Details – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic and committed director of sport in our prep school. The successful candidate will lead the team of teaching staff and coaches to develop sporting excellence alongside the participation of pupils of all abilities for their enjoyment, health and lifelong engagement; together with managing all aspects of the teaching and learning process in physical education within the overall aims of the school. In addition, they will be required to set and maintain high educational and moral standards, undertake other appropriate duties as may be required, participate in and support the school in organising its varied activities. As a teacher at Newland House School, you will support the school’s aim in ensuring that we provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced, covering the academic, artistic and physical elements that are crucial for the development of the whole child. We set high standards of learning for all the children in a caring and supportive environment and you will help to promote our ethos in encouraging enquiring minds and building pupil’s strengths, interests and experiences. We pride ourselves in fostering excellent home/school relationships with parents and the candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills. Newland House School is a successful, flourishing co-educational independent day school for children from 4 to 13 years, based in Twickenham in south west London. Further information about the school, a job specification and person specification and an application form may be found on our website


Salary - The post merits a salary commensurate with the role and the successful applicant's relevant experience.


Contact - Completed applications should be sent to Alka Soni, HR and Compliance Manager at by the closing date. No late applications will be accepted. No agencies please.


Closing Date – February 19










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