Assistant in the P.E. Department, Buckinghamshire

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Godstowe SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Fixed term, one academic year

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Assistant to join the P.E. Department at Godstowe Preparatory School in September 2019, initially for one academic year. This would be an ideal position for a candidate who is considering a career in teaching, in Sports Science or in Sports Development, and would be a great opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their sports coaching and umpiring skills. The timetable would take into account any expertise, experience or talents of the candidate.

Godstowe enjoys an enviable reputation in preparatory school education for girls to the age of 13. Our P.E. Department comprises six dedicated P.E. teachers, led by the Director of Sport. Pupils at Godstowe have a timetabled period of P.E. on four out of five days per week and learn a multitude of sports. The girls’ achievements in competitive netball, lacrosse, gymnastics, swimming, tennis and athletics is noteworthy. At the same time, we take pride in our all-inclusive approach to games and sport, striving to make sport and physical education a positive and enjoyable experience for all pupils. The School co-ordinates an impressive schedule of fixtures and sports events – for able sporty girls as well as emerging talents. In addition to the weekly fixtures, selected girls have the opportunity to participate in our annual ski trip, and a bi-annual lacrosse tour to the USA. 

The sports facilities at Godstowe are simply outstanding. We have just opened our 25m four lane swimming pool. We have a dedicated multi-purpose Sports Hall, a Dance Studio, as well as outdoor netball and tennis courts and a lacrosse pitch/athletics field. 

Our enthusiasm for sports is boundless and we are looking for a talented person to join our team as an Assistant. The post is initially limited to one academic year. The post holder will work for 34.2 weeks of the academic year. We are offering an annual salary of £7,575 paid over 12 equal monthly instalments. 

To apply for this position, please read the job description and person specification, and our safeguarding and recruitment policies, which can be found on our website. Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green. Applications can be submitted either via email to the HR & Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 6PR.

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Godstowe School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 529273
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