Graduate Assistant Teacher (Games), Essex

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Chigwell SchoolEssex

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Graduate Assistant Teacher (Games) 

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate who is able to offer games coaching in a variety of sports, most notably netball and hockey.

This one year post offers an opportunity for a recent graduate to gain extensive and worthwhile working experience in a friendly independent school, supporting the PE and Games departments and being involved in the provision of sport throughout the School. 

The post will be particularly attractive to any graduate considering a career in education. The work would be varied and the variety would, to some extent, be determined by the personality, enthusiasm and skills of the individual appointed. However, we anticipate that the Graduate Assistant would be:

· Experienced in playing or coaching hockey or netball

· Confident/able to coach an umpire both sports

· Prepared to contribute to the programme of Saturday fixtures

· Prepared to be involved in extra-curricular activities and  trips

· Able to communicate effectively

· Able to take responsibility and make decisions

· Adaptable and calm under pressure

· Committed and hard-working 

· Educated to a degree level 

The successful applicant would be attached to an academic department, and there will be opportunity to teach some lessons under the guidance of the Head of Department. Therefore this post should be a successful springboard for those considering teaching as a career. 

Chigwell School is located in the picturesque village of Chigwell just 10 miles from central London and on the Central Line. Close to the edge of Epping Forest, we enjoy over 100 acres of beautiful grounds. As well as being an academic school, it has a growing reputation, locally and nationally, for its sport, music and drama. We endeavour to provide an all-round education to girls and boys from the ages of four to eighteen years (Pre-Prep Reception–Year 2, Junior School Years 3-8 and Senior School Years 9-13). Pupils are enthusiastic, co-operative and able, and colleagues get on well together. There is a well-developed sense of community.

Although Chigwell is predominantly a day school but there are some thirty Sixth Form boarders who are mainly from overseas; from a dozen or so different countries. They add a real international flavour to our community. 

Further details can be found on the School website (see Informal enquiries or visits are welcome.

Application is by a form which can be completed online or downloaded from our website (select Vacancies) and submitted by email to the Headmaster's PA; not any later than 18th June 2018. 

Chigwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, prohibition orders and enhanced DBS.

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More about Chigwell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 85015700
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Chigwell School is an independent, mixed, Church of England all-through day and boarding school for four to 19-year-olds,  located in Chigwell, Essex. The school has just over 900 pupils.

The school can trace its history back to 1629, when it wa...