Director of Sport, Buckinghamshire

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Thornton CollegeBuckinghamshire

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Sport

To start: January 2018

Thornton College is a highly successful school situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland, just outside Milton Keynes on the Northants/Bucks border. The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is at an all-time high with waiting lists in most year groups. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department. A brand new Sixth Form opened in September 2016.

Thornton’s sporting philosophy has a commitment to Sport for All - giving every child the opportunity to find and engage in a sport they enjoy. 

At the same time, we compete on a local and regional level and have an enviable track record. We are seeking to employ a well-qualified individual who will have responsibility for all aspects of PE and sport in the school and who can teach to A Level. The successful candidate will have direct responsibility for both our academic Physical Education curriculum and our co-curricular sporting programme and will line manage our excellent team of sports staff.

S/He will enhance and build upon the diverse range of sports available to the girls, which already includes cricket, football, golf and traditional girls’ games.

For further information about the position, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Interviews: w/c 21st August 2017

To apply, please download an application form from our website

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.


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More about Thornton College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Convent Of Jesus & Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1280 812610
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Thornton College is a leading independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls. It is one of the most successful non-selective schools in the UK and offers a warm and nurturing educational environment alongside a rigorous and exciting curriculu...