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Teacher of Physical Education

Northwood CollegeHillingdon

An inspiring and impactful teacher is required to teach in our dynamic Physical Education Department. 

Working closely with our enthusiastic and ambitious Director of Sport, they will play a critical role in the crafting and delivery of the curriculum from EYFS through to KS5.

The successful candidate will be a passionate subject advocate, eager to communicate their enthusiasm for sport and physical activity in order to encourage NWC girls to strive for success, whilst also developing an understanding of the importance of an active lifestyle. 

They will be a flexible team player, committed to supporting their departmental colleagues and they will readily contribute to the wider life of the department and school through extra-curricular squads, clubs and fixtures. They will have the ability to coach more than one sport to a high standard, with particular expertise in hockey or football being an advantage but not an essential requirement. 

The Department:

The Physical Education Department is a positive and dedicated team of seven, led by our enthusiastic Director of Sport who is keen to develop competitive sport, whilst also encouraging participation and a love of physical activity. The department delivers the full Physical Education curriculum across EYFS to KS5, which includes swimming and a range of traditional and contemporary sports. We offer academic courses at KS4 and KS5, offering Edexcel GCSE Physical Education and OCR A Level Physical Education. 

The department has some excellent facilities including a large 4 badminton court sports hall, a newly refurbished indoor 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, two netball / tennis courts, a newly resurfaced small astro-turf which caters for a further two netball courts, a hockey D and multi-use pitch, a large grass pitch and a long jump pit. There is also a 7 metre high, five line climbing wall that includes 3 auto belays and a 30 metre traversing wall.

We run an extensive extra-curricular programme, with competitive squads in netball, swimming, hockey, badminton, dance, gymnastics, football, tennis, athletics and cricket. We also provide recreational and developmental clubs in netball, badminton, football, yoga, table tennis, alternative games, basketball and running. It is vital that the successful candidate is fully committed to offering expertise in specific sports, ideally hockey or football, whilst also being flexible in offering other activities if required within the extra-curricular offer at NWC. We currently compete in the majority of Hillingdon Borough leagues and competitions, as well as regular fixtures against a range of independent schools. We also benefit from entering teams in GDST rallies, which take place twice a term and offer girls the opportunity to compete at a high level against other GDST schools in a wide range of sports.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18. At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.  Both students and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution under its Head, Zara Hubble, and with exciting school development projects around the corner. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school, and for the Physical Education Department, in particular.

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links 
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Applications must be received by 9am Monday 12 April 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 19 April 2021.

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