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Director of Preparatory Sport

Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher of PE/Sport to play a key role in a thriving Sports Department, in a friendly and vibrant school where pupils are highly motivated, behaviour is excellent and there is access to outstanding facilities.

We are looking for an accomplished sports teacher who is able to offer a wide range of expertise to lead our Sports Department. The Sports Department at the Prep School has recently undergone a successful period of change and growth and the new Director of Sport will be expected to continue this progress and further develop the sporting provision and profile. The position will be permanent and full time.

The successful candidate will be a dedicated team player with an enthusiastic ‘can do’ approach and eager to go the extra mile to ensure the girls achieve their sporting and personal potential in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. Staff management will be an equally important part of the role.

The ability to teach to a high standard across our full range of activities including Games, Dance, Gymnastics and Swimming would be expected. In addition, commitment to our extensive co-curricular programme of clubs, fixtures and inter-house competition is essential.

Sport at Oxford High School:

You will be joining a department that has access to a range of facilities across two sites, as well as excellent local facilities off-site. Our main Games include Hockey, Netball, Football, Tennis and Cricket and we regularly compete against local schools and in GDST competitions in these sports. The PE curriculum is made up of fitness and aesthetic activities such as dance and gymnastics, and Swimming is a stand-alone activity that also takes place weekly and contributes to our fixture schedule.

About Oxford High School:

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

Benefits:

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • 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.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 16th March 2021.

Interview date: To Be Confirmed.

Oxford High School and The GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

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