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Graduate Boarding Assistant – PE/Sport

Graduate Boarding Assistant – PE/Sport

Headington School


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Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
27 December 2017

Job overview

Graduate Boarding Assistant – PE/Sport

Full Time, Fixed Term (residential) 

Start date: September 2018

Salary: Competitive 

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres on the outskirts of Oxford. The School is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, pastoral support and an impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities.  

The boarding community plays a key role in school life.  We have c205 boarders: these are a mix of full, weekly, half weekly and occasional boarders in five separate houses. We are seeking Graduate Boarding Assistants to support the PE/Sports’ Department.  You will live and work at the School for the academic year September 2018 – July 2019. 

The jobs are designed to give recent graduates an opportunity to gain experience of living and working in a boarding school environment, perhaps prior to embarking on a PGCE, or to taking up a full teaching/Sports/coaching position.  

We are seeking confident, resilient, well-rounded personalities with good flexibility to be able to adapt to changing circumstances to fulfil the roles which will comprise primarily of working/assisting in the PE/Sports’ Department (providing support in PE and Dance lessons, supporting Games activities and extra-curricular clubs, as well as providing support with the fixtures programme), administration and boarding activities, such as supervising boarders’ sporting activities in the evenings and at weekends.   

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website: for a job specification and application form. 

Please send your completed application form and covering letter to 

Closing Date for applications: 5 February 2018  

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

Headington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Headington School is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Headington School

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+44 1865 759 100

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Headington is a leading day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, set in a green 23-acre site located a mile from Oxford city centre.

It is a place where girls are given the opportunities to grow and develop their strengths and talents, whatever they may be, partnering academic excellence with superlative pastoral care and extra-curricular activities. While academically selective, girls are selected on potential and many achieve far beyond their predictions on entry. The focus is on providing a well-rounded education, with fantastic teaching and learning complemented by exciting, inspiring and challenging opportunities outside the classroom, and ensuring girls are ready for their future, whatever it may hold.

Headington’s results regularly place it among the top schools in the country at GCSE and A Level. The School offers an extremely broad curriculum, with over 20 subjects to choose from at GCSE and a choice of nearly 30 subjects in the Sixth Form. Girls benefit from proximity to Oxford’s two universities with a wide-ranging programme of speakers, lectures and visits involving experts and specialists from Oxford and Oxford Brookes. 

Around 150 different extra-curricular activities are on offer each week, featuring academic enrichment, creative arts, sport, dance, performing arts and leadership and enrichment. 

The School is rated excellent in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The School, which has over 1,000 pupils across the prep and senior schools, has a thoroughly international and culturally diverse outlook, with more than 45 different nationalities represented. Around one in four of the 800 Senior School girls board and there are opportunities for staff to become involved in the boarding life of the School alongside their day to day roles. 

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