Teacher of PE and Games, Kent

Closing date:

Ashford SchoolKent

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of PE and Games in Charge of Rugby


Required for September 2019


Full Time, Permanent - Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, committed and personable graduate to play a full role in the department and teach PE through Years 7 to 13.  We are looking for the successful candidate to have a coaching specialism in Rugby, with good coaching knowledge of other sports. This is an exciting opportunity to lead and be responsible for the developing rugby programme in an experienced and successful department for Sport. We have a number of students who have represented the county and also been selected to be part of the Saracen’s Developing Player Programme. 


Ashford School has recently benefitted from significant investment in sports facilities which include three indoor swimming pools, fitness suite, dance studio, two sports halls and two full size flood lit Astroturf pitches. Grass pitches totalling 25 acres have been developed in the last year and include 3 cricket squares, 5 rugby pitches and a 400m athletics track. To provide fantastic views of the pitches and also accommodate 4 changing rooms, work on a modern and eye-catching pavilion is already underway and is aiming to be completed by April 2019. This recent investment in facilities has been supported by a similar investment in staff. The large department of PE specialists is supplemented with external coaches, many of which have or currently play at the highest level.


These resources are in place to support the schools’ competitive sport for all ethos. Our sports programme is accessible to all and tailored to meet the aims of our pupils. The ambition to field competitive teams in all major team games, swimming, biathlon, triathlon, athletics and tennis is relished, but is no more important that providing opportunities that will promote lifelong participation in sport.  The role that competitive sport plays in developing character is widely celebrated as are the sporting achievements of our increasing number of pupils who compete at County, Regional and National level.


Applications are invited from graduates with the qualifications and sufficient experience to enhance Ashford School’s growing reputation for sporting inclusivity and excellence. The successful candidate would be expected to organise a full fixture list and have overall responsibility for the standard of coaching delivered that enables students to progress and reach their full potential. 


For full details of this position, and details on how to apply please visit https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1513979?cid=1567


Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Friday 15 February 2019


Interviews w/c 25 February 2019.


Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible 


Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent day and boarding schools, having twice been voted Independent School of the Year.  The School was endorsed as excellent in every category during the most recent inspection.  Ashford School is a Teaching School, only one of a small number of Independent Schools in the UK.


Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could. 


Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1233 625171
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Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational independent day and boarding school, founded in 1898, and voted Independent School of the Year 2010/2011.  The school was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the m...