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Postgraduate Teacher of PE/Sports Science

Wellington CollegeBracknell Forest

Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools and has an enviable reputation for excellence and innovation. We are currently looking for a Postgraduate Teacher of PE/Sports Science to teach the subject to pupils across the full age range from Year 9 to 13.

Committed to making the PE Department at Wellington a centre for excellence in the study of the subject, we aim for each lesson to be a positive learning experience. Our full complement of sporting facilities available for practical teaching include a double sports hall, two astro pitches, a new indoor tennis and cricket centre plus a golf course and simulator. Join us, and you could soon be enhancing the quality of teaching and learning and making a positive contribution to the efficient running of the department too.

As well as teaching 0.5 of a standard timetable allocation (15-18 lessons lessons of 55 minutes in a twelve day timetable cycle) we will rely on you to mark examinations, attend departmental meetings and undertake administrative and other tasks as delegated by the Head of Department. You will also be encouraged to get involved in the extra-curricular and pastoral life of the College and contribute wholeheartedly to many aspects of school life by drawing upon your own interests and enthusiasms. Coaching games, taking pupils on trips, participating in off-timetable workshops, extension programmes, competitions etc. and monitoring and enhancing the welfare of pupils in your allocated house – all are aspects of this challenging and rewarding role.

 An ideal role for a recent graduate looking to enter the teaching profession, you will need a good level degree in a directly related subject an excellent understanding of Sports Science. You will also need the ability to deliver inspirational and informative lessons and quickly build an authoritative and positive rapport with our pupils. A dedicated team player who strives for excellence, you have a sharp and progressive vision of the subject and are committed to boarding school life. What’s more, you are smart and professional in appearance, happy to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities and mindful of observing safeguarding and professional standards.

This appointment has the possibility of a second year where the applicant could undertake their PGCE whilst working at the College and after that, could lead to a permanent teaching contract depending on the development of the individual and a full-rime and permanent position becoming available.

This exciting career development opportunity comes with a generous salary and benefits package and excellent support and guidance designed to enhance your progression. So, if you are ambitious, dedicated and keen to develop in a high achieving environment, apply today.  

Closing date: 6pm, Wednesday 19 May 2021

Interviews will take place w/c 24 May 2021

For further details, including how to apply, please visit the teaching vacancies page of our website by clicking the apply button.

The College is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants for any of the positions available at the College must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks.

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