Head of Boy's Sport, Hampton, Middlesex

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Twickenham Preparatory SchoolHampton, Middlesex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Twickenham Prep salary scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The School

Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 - 13, situated in South West London.   TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standards and a broad curriculum.

The Department

Sport is a vital part of the curriculum at TPS. The vision of the sports department is that we believe that each pupil should be given an opportunity to shine within sport and enjoy themselves, regardless of their ability. Each pupil will represent the School at sport and while it is competitive, it is also important for pupils to experience enjoyment and pleasure through participation. 

The department consists of specialist coaches and highly qualified teachers who deliver the sports programme. The team work together to continually develop TPS sport, for the benefit of all our pupils.

Sports Facilities

Our on-site facilities include a full size astro 5 a-side football pitch/netball court. We also have a large well equipped sports hall for Basketball, Table Tennis and Gymnastics. Our home ground for rugby, football and cricket is located a few minutes drive away, at Kempton Cricket Club. The club provides the School with excellent facilities and high quality playing surfaces for training sessions and fixtures. Sitting within 10 acres of dedicated playing fields the School has access to three full size football/rugby pitches, several cricket squares and cricket nets. In addition the School holds cross country events and sports days at the club.

Curriculum 

Our PE and Games curriculum encompasses a variety of sports which enables pupils to experience and apply their skills to different sports. 

In Pre-Prep our focus is on introducing, exploring and building skills using a wide variety of equipment and activities.

From Year 3 to Year 6, pupils learn short tennis, badminton, handball, volleyball, pop-lacrosse, gymnastics, hockey and basketball in their PE lessons.

Our boys in Year 3 to Year 8, enjoy participating in Football, Rugby and Cricket during their Games lessons.

Our Year 7 and Year 8 boys are also given the opportunity to play tennis and squash at local high quality facilities with international players and coaches. 

Pupils swim from Year 1 to Year 5 using external facilities and outside coaches provide specialist coaching.

Throughout every lesson there is an emphasis of the importance of fitness and health, which we believe are essential for pupils well-being, during school and beyond. 

Throughout the school year, we regularly compete against other schools in fixtures and tournaments. In addition our pupils enjoy competing in local and national tournaments in a wide variety of sports. 

Our sports programme is also complemented by a quality co-curricular after school club programme.

The Position

This is a full time role with a start date of 1st September 2019.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and highly motivated sports teacher to lead Boys’ Sport throughout the School and work in conjunction with the Head of Girls’ Sport in managing PE. You will be experienced and passionate about coaching teams in rugby, football, cricket, athletics and PE. Leading a team of dedicated staff you will be responsible for developing an exciting sports curriculum including organising fixtures, football tournaments, swimming galas and sports days. You will be working closely with the Head of Girls’ Sport in arranging and overseeing the sporting programme in the School. 

The successful candidate will be a passionate and experienced Sports specialist with high standards, who relishes the opportunity to lead the department in developing competitive sporting opportunities and promoting ‘sport for all’ across the School. 

In addition to the sports’ timetable, candidates will be required to teach an additional curriculum subject. Candidates should state their curriculum strengths to support their application. 

If you are passionate about sport, committed to high standards and excited by the opportunity to inspire and develop our pupils’ love of sport, we would like to hear from you.

Application Process 

Apply directly below or visit our website. 

http://twickenhamprep.co.uk/vacancies/

Application deadline: 24th April 2019 (9am)

Interviews to be held: w/c 29th April 2019

Contact Details 

If you have any questions you may contact:  

  • Email: hradmin@twickenhamprep.co.uk  
  • Phone: 020 8783 3556 

The School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment process. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Beveree, 43 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2SA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 89796216
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The School 

Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 - 13, situated in South West London.  

TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standa...