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Head of Physical Education

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Collegiate School, Bristol


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competitive pay scale
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 February 2018

Job overview

Colston’s is a thriving co-educational day school on the outskirts of Bristol. The Upper School occupies a glorious thirty acre campus and has all of its facilities on-site. We are easily accessible from the motorway network and with approximately 750 students aged from 3 to 18. 

You would be joining an enthusiastic team with passionate and talented staff and so we are looking for a dynamic teacher and leader to take the role of Head of Physical Education from September 2018. We are seeking well-qualified candidates who will strive to achieve academic excellence by leading the team with motivation, enthusiasm and a commitment to creating a stimulating approach to teaching and learning from Year 7 to the Upper Sixth. You will be expected to teach across the full age and ability range, inspiring students to develop fully their aptitude for, and engagement with, physical education. You will pay particular attention to securing excellent outcomes and a clear vision for sharing best practice throughout the department.

Colston’s offers a wide and exciting sports programme, underpinned by a busy set of competitive fixtures in our core sports (Boys: Rugby, Hockey, Cricket. Girls: Hockey, Netball and Rounders). Our pupils also benefit from an ambitious elite athlete programme and we have a number of pupils who compete at a national and international level in a variety of sports from martial arts to tennis. The ability to coach and lead the development of one or more of our core sports is desirable, but not essential.

The Physical Education department has delivered excellent results at GCSE and through our Sixth Form Level 3 BTEC programme. Pupils and staff benefit from excellent sporting facilities, including: astro pitch; 7 rugby pitches; 6 tennis / 4 netball courts; sports hall; fully equipped gym; dance studio and squash courts.

The Head of Physical Education will report to the Director of the Faculty of Expressive and Performing Arts and will work in close collaboration with the Director of Sport. It is envisaged that applicants for this post will see this role as a step on their way to a senior management position in due course. You will receive a competitive salary and other benefits include free lunches during term time, free on-site parking and use of the school’s gym facilities. The school also offers a discount on school fees for staff at the school.

A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this holistic school will be advantageous. Applicants are requested to make clear with the supporting statement of their application their co-curricular interests and additional hobbies or experiences that would enhance the experience they bring to the school.

To download an application form and apply for this position, please click on the 'Quick Apply' button below.

Closing date for applications:  1st February 2018

Interviews will take place on the 7th February 2018.

Colston’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Collegiate School, Bristol

Welcome to Collegiate.

We are a thriving and happy co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 to 18, located just north of Bristol. At Collegiate we have approximately 800 pupils, with our Preparatory School accommodating pupils from Nursery to Year 6, and the Senior School accommodating students from Year 7 up to our Sixth Form. In 2019 Collegiate was rated as ‘Excellent in all areas’ in our ISI report.

Our holistic approach to education not only enables our students to excel academically, but we ensure activities beyond the classroom play an equally important part in their time here at Collegiate. Our beautiful 30-acre grounds and excellent facilities across all faculties allow pupils to explore a huge range of sporting, creative and extra-curricular activities, with a work hard, play hard philosophy bringing out the best in our students.

Pastoral care is core to Collegiate life and underpins all that we do. Across the whole school our supportive house system provides the structure through which we monitor and support the development, well-being and happiness of all of our young people.

With a shining sporting legacy, sport too plays a huge part in the life of our pupils. We encourage everyone to get involved because physical education is important for a healthy mind and allows each pupil to develop self-esteem and a strong team ethic. We value and nurture sporting excellence, arranging a full fixture list for pupils of all talents to represent the school.

Our staff are proud to work at Collegiate and are well supported to ensure our academic standards and innovative approach to the development of teaching and learning across the school are maintained. We offer a competitive salary, with other benefits including free lunches during term time; free on-site parking; use of the school’s gym facilities; a defined contribution pension scheme and staff remission on school fees (in accordance with the staff remission policy).

To discover even more about what Collegiate offers our students and what it could offer you, please head to our website https://www.collegiate.org.uk/

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