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Head of Girls' Sport and Tennis

Head of Girls' Sport and Tennis

Magdalen College School


  • Expired
From £30,000 per annum D.O.E
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Either April or September 2018
Apply by:
26 November 2017

Job overview

HEAD OF GIRLS’ SPORT & TENNIS (Full-time from April 2018)

Magdalen College School, founded in 1480, is one of the country’s leading independent day schools.  We are seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working individual to help develop girls’ sport, including tennis, within the Senior School from April 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and proactive individual to make their mark in a busy and friendly team. 

Further details of the position and a Teaching Staff application form can be found on the Job Vacancy link of the website: The school’s Teaching Staff   application form, full cv,  and a covering  letter  of  application,  should  be e-mailed to Mrs Sarah Hunter, Recruitment Officer, ( by Midday Monday 27th November 2017. Interviews will be week commencing Monday 4th December. Applicants who only send a CV will be automatically rejected.  

Magdalen College  School  is  committed  to  safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and the successful candidate will be required to undergo statutory checks before the commencement of his/her employment.  Magdalen College School OX4 1DZ • Tel 01865 242191 •

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About Magdalen College School

MCS has a rich and distinctive history. The school was founded in 1480 by William Waynflete who believed in education as a facilitator of social mobility, and as such wanted to found a school of an entirely new kind. MCS quickly flourished as a school which firmly connected school education with a newly emerging university education and it soon became one of the country’s leading schools.

Today MCS provides a first-class education for boys aged 7-18 and sixth form girls. The school is small enough to develop every young person’s character and talents, yet large enough to provide a wide range of subjects and activities. MCS encourages a respect for learning whilst developing in every pupil a close interest in a wide range of extra-curricular interests.

MCS pupils enjoy a stimulating curriculum which is designed both to provide academic stretch and challenge, and to equip pupils with the skills for success beyond school.

In the early years, the emphasis is on exposing pupils to a wide range of subjects in order to discover their interests and talents. Pupils are put in sets by ability in French at 11 and in Mathematics at 12, no other subjects are set. There is an additional intake of pupils from prep and maintained schools at 13 and it is at this stage that boys make their first subject choices. Almost all pupils take ten (I)GCSEs, an increasing number of which are now reformed 9-1 (I)GCSEs.

Although MCS consistently secures outstanding public examination results, the real priority in the Sixth Form is on teaching beyond the syllabus, and the formation of habits of mind for life. In the Lower Sixth all pupils study at least four subjects, research and write their Waynflete Project (a 5000 word essay on a subject of their choice), undertake a community service or CCF placement, and participate in Games. From September 2017 all A Level (or Pre-U) courses will be linear; MCS pupils will no longer sit AS Levels. In the Upper Sixth, between one third and one half of Sixth Formers gain four or more A Levels, and there is a programme of lectures from visiting speakers, as well as UCAS applications and Games.

The School was last inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in 2017 and was recognised as “excellent” in both of the assessed outcomes: “Quality of Pupil Achievement” and “Quality of Pupil Personal Development”.

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