Sports Teacher (Potential for Head of Netball), Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Sports Teacher (Potential for Head of Netball)

September 2018

Do you have a passion for sport and want to be to be part of a unique, innovative and dynamic sports department? Are you keen to work with highly motivated, enthusiastic and talented pupils in a range of different sports?

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon yet on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative sports programme delivering in a department with clear vision for sport. You will work alongside our highly qualified teachers and specialist coaches, and nationally successful teams and individuals, sharing your passion and enthusiasm for sport.

The huge advantage of our Junior and Senior school sharing the same site, coupled with the expertise that is spread across the entire programme, will enable you to monitor the progress of every pupil. This ensures we get the very best out of our pupils at all ages and levels in their sport at Royal Russell.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and inspiring teacher with outstanding subject knowledge, who is able to teach across a range of sports in addition to Academic PE. This may be combined with the role of Head of Netball for the right candidate and you should explain how you fit this role on your application. This role requires experience and dynamism, teamwork and dedication, and an enthusiasm for the subject.

We have an outstanding extensive sporting programme with an excellent reputation for success in local, regional and national competitions. Our Netball and football programmes specifically are considered alongside the best nationally.

We offer professional development opportunities in coaching and you can learn from our outstanding strength and conditioning team that provide testing and develop programmes for all ability levels and age groups, at the cutting edge of sport science. They are forward thinking, using research into the latest coaching techniques, physical conditioning methods, performance analysis and sports psychology.

Our outstanding facilities are set in 110 acres of parkland and include six floodlight netball courts, a hockey astroturf, a multi use games area, 25m indoor pool, sports hall, gymnasium, strength and condition suite and a testing 5km cross country course.

A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential.

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a salary above the SNS scale with a generous allowance for suitably qualified and experienced staff and a market rate for recruitment. Allowances are available for specific pastoral and academic responsibilities. We also offer immediate access to TPS and life cover, free car parking, free meals, and 50% discount on school fees. You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, gym facilities, combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School

Please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/Vacancies for further details about our School, the role and the application process. You can also contact us by email at hr@royalrussell.co.uk or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to hr@royalrussell.co.uk. References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 21st May 2018. Interviews will be at the school on 24th or 25th May 2018.

Applicants who have not heard from us by Wednesday 23rd May 2018 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...