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Head of Rugby

Head of Rugby

The Leys School


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
8 February 2018

Job overview

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.

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 by noon on 8 February 2018.

An enhanced DBS check and workplace references will be required, a one-year probationary period will also apply. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK required as applicable. Charity no: 1144035. This school welcomes diversity

About The Leys School

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  • The Leys School
  • Trumpington Road, Cambridge
  • Cambridgeshire
  • CB2 7AD
  • United Kingdom
+44 1223 508900

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The first thing to say is that The Leys is the leading co-educational boarding and day school in Cambridge.

The second thing to say is that the above statement, whilst true, does not begin to convey what makes this such a special place.

The Leys is an inclusive and inspiring co-educational boarding and day school offering an incredible learning environment and pupil experience in Cambridge. Putting pupils at the heart of everything we do, our shared values create a strong, caring, and cohesive community. The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated, successful, and welcoming team of teaching and business professionals, committed to working together to combine their skills, experience, and insights to deliver an excellent education to our pupils.

The Leys is an extremely rewarding place to work. We hope you will take the time to look at our website, The Leys School, to find out more about us.

We are more than just a school. The Leys is a close-knit, engaged, friendly community in which pastoral care is seen as our top priority. I often say to visitors that we see ourselves as a big, small school: big enough to offer a huge range of opportunities, but small enough that we are able to get to know individuals, with all their individual strengths and unique characters, and able to encourage them to strive to be the best they can be. The confidence which our pupils gain from this encouraging family atmosphere is perhaps the greatest gift we can offer them – without it, they cannot hope to fulfil their potential in work and play.

Established in 1875, The Leys values its history, yet it blends traditional values – courtesy, kindness, tolerance, respect, decency – with a forward and outward-looking approach to education. Dedicated staff and superb facilities combine powerfully as we prepare young people for the challenges which lie ahead at university and beyond. Yet I have always believed that school is, or should be, about far more than merely “preparation for life”. Indeed, my ambition is that Leysians will be able to look back on their experiences here as amongst the most intrinsically rewarding, challenging and stimulating chapters of their developing lives.

Set in the centre of the beautiful and stimulating city of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading cultural and academic cities, our unique location allows our pupils unrivalled opportunities to achieve the exceptional. Our added-value in academic progress is highly impressive, and the range of creative, cultural and sporting opportunities is breathtaking. We are rightly proud of our pupils’ achievements, both in the classroom and outside it, but the greatest pride we have is in the pupils themselves. They are our greatest achievement.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Martin Priestley


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