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Head of Swimming (Maternity Cover)

Head of Swimming (Maternity Cover)

Cumnor House Girls' School


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Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Start date:
March 2018
Apply by:
10 December 2017

Job overview

Head of Swimming (Maternity Cover)

Required for March 2018 

Hours – Full Time 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Head of Swimming who also has the ability to teach Physical Education lessons. Please see below for the key requirements of this role. 

- Plan and deliver curricular swimming lessons 

- Have a basic understanding of our main sports (Netball, Cross Country and Athletics) 

- Lead two after school swimming squad sessions a week 

- Organise and take swim squads to local and national swimming galas 

- Meet with the Director of Sport to discuss planning strategies and swimming within the curriculum 

- In order to be eligible for this applicants must have a Level 2 ASA or equivalent and be prepared to undergo a DBS check. 

- An up to date ‘National Rescue Award for Swimming teachers’ or a lifeguarding qualification is preferred but not essential 

- Provide help with one after school sports club on a weekly basis (based on seasonal sports and additional to swim squads) 

- Form tutor role with pastoral responsibilities 

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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About Cumnor House Girls' School

Cumnor House School for Girls is an independent preparatory school in Purley, near Croydon in Surrey, for girls aged 4-11. The school was originally part of The Lodge, a co-educational school in Purley. The Cognita group took over management of the school in 2010 and it reopened under its present name in 2011.

Since taking over the school, Cognita has completely refurbished the teaching accommodation and provided a new science laboratory and food technology room. Investment has also been made in new ICT equipment.


Amanda McShane

Values and vision

Cumnor House School for Girls values the way in which all children are unique, and promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. It aims to foster a love of learning within a structured, broad and balanced curriculum. Teachers strive to develop self-esteem in each pupil, while emphasising individual talents in a wide range of fields, including academic subjects, music, sport, art and drama.

ISI report

“The achievement of the pupils is excellent and successfully fulfils the school’s aims. The pupils have a strong learning ethos, they are highly articulate, they listen carefully, the quality of their writing is of a high standard and the standard of their mathematics is exceptional… Pupils are very successful in their entry examinations to their senior schools and win a large number of academic and other scholarships. The curriculum is most effective in meeting the schools’ aims.”

View Cumnor House School for Girls' latest ISI report

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