We are seeking to appoint, from September 2020, an inspiring, committed and enthusiastic Director of Sport. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, passionate about their subject, and must be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school.
Sport at Bury Grammar School embodies the core aims of participation, performance, enjoyment and partnerships. We have a long-standing reputation for sporting endeavour and prowess, and our extensive grounds and superb facilities allow a wide variety of sports to be played on site.
We strive to provide excellent sporting opportunities for all our pupils. We offer a diverse and inclusive programme of activities in which every pupil participates, through our curriculum and extensive enrichment programme. All our pupils are encouraged to try their hand at a range of sports and physical activities, whatever their level of ability. We believe that physical health and well-being play a crucial role in the educational journey of young people, developing leadership, teamwork work, communication skills and self-discipline.
The activities on offer are designed to be enjoyable and to challenge pupils’ physical abilities. We believe the impact of school-based sport will never leave pupils, building confidence, developing character and encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity. We believe sport enables our pupils to develop a success mindset – encouraging them to take risks, be compassionate and resilient – preparing them for all that life has to offer beyond BGS; and while winning is not an end in itself, we believe that the efforts by our pupils to be their best will lead them to be successful.
A large number of teams are offered, which provide pupils with many opportunities to represent the School in a wide range of sports at different levels. BGS pupils have been successful at local, regional and national level in netball, basketball, rugby, football, swimming and athletics and many of our pupils attain representative honours, including international selection. Other sports on offer include table tennis, badminton, rounders, tennis, handball and yoga. Essentially, we strive for all our pupils to be physically active whilst at the same time, aspiring to the highest level of elite performance.
The BGS Sports Faculty consists of eleven members of staff. We are committed to enabling our students to benefit from the very best standards of teaching and provide teaching and coaching, before, during and after school. The School utilises external coaches to support our enrichment programme and the newly launched Senior Sport Programme.
The PE curriculum develops physical skill and an appreciation of health-related exercise whilst the games programme introduces pupils to a range of team-based and individual sports. The enrichment programme enables all pupils to further explore, improve and develop their sporting interests and we aim to provide a stimulating, enjoyable and physically challenging programme of sport and physical activity.