Graduate Sports Assistant, Surrey

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More House SchoolSurrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Full or part time, non-residential, fixed-term contract from September 2019 until July 2020

A graduate seeking school experience and personal development – possibly with a view to teacher-training in the future – is sought to work within our busy Physical Education department.

Our employees are inspiring and creative, transforming the futures of intelligent pupils with literacy and language-related additional challenges, by empowering them.

The School:

Nationally celebrated, More House School provides an exceptional, mainstream education for boys with Specific Learning Difficulties.  Providing a transformative education repeatedly recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted over more than a decade, we offer a specialised learning environment for 470 day and boarding boys from Year 4 to Year 13.  Our pupils are taught to recognise their strengths and develop their self-belief so that they achieve independence and extraordinary results at GCSE, BTEC and A Level, above the national averages.

About the department:

The successful candidate will work in the P.E. Department as part of a committed and enthusiastic team including five full-time teachers; we have an outdoor, heated swimming pool, sports hall with spinning suite, gym area and extensive playing fields.

The department teaches sport from Years 4 -13 and offers GCSE and BTEC qualifications

About this post:

An enthusiastic graduate is sought to support Physical Education across the age range.  The successful candidate will be able to join the department with confidence, and promote it within the school so that the increasing uptake amongst pupils is continued.

In addition to the commitments of the school’s lesson timetable, they will also be required to lead an extra-curricular after-school activity on one afternoon a week from 4.30pm until 5.30pm during term-time.  The post-holder will also participate in the supervision-duty programme, responsible within a team of staff allocated to duties at lunch and break-times, and other times as is necessary.  For the right candidate, the role of Form Tutor and pupil mentor may be part of the duties.

A comprehensive induction programme is offered, and ongoing professional development is supported through INSET days and training opportunities. Support to gain Qualified Teacher Status may be available in the future.  

More House School does offer a teacher training package to appropriate employees.  Where applicable, such an employee would receive close mentoring and support during their first year in the school; after the first year of employment the school will pay for the unqualified teacher to complete their PGCE with Buckingham University, allowing them to progress to the Newly Qualified Teacher programme within the school afterwards.  It is not possible, at this stage, to guarantee the availability of such a position at More House School after the expiration of this fixed-term contract.  Such an opportunity will be dependent both on the qualities and potential of the candidate as recognised by the school, and by the availability of such a teaching vacancy.

The above list of duties is not exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to perform such other duties as may be, from time to time, deemed necessary by the Headmaster.  This is a non-residential post, although for the right candidate there may be a possibility of single-occupancy, on-site accommodation provided for engagement in residential boarding duties. 

Lunch is provided free of charge, daily, as is parking within the school’s beautiful grounds.



More about More House School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 8 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Moons Hill, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3AP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1252 792303
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Outstanding day and boarding school for boy's aged 8-18 who struggle to thrive in a mainstream setting due to speech, language or communication issues. 

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