Head of Hockey, Caterham

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Woldingham SchoolCaterham

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Start date: Required from January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

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We are looking for an excellent Teacher of PE with specialism in Hockey who has a passion for education. The successful candidate will work with the Director of Sport to lead and develop all aspects of hockey provision at Woldingham. The post will suit a well-qualified graduate, committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for every pupil. PE is a popular and successful subject at Woldingham. The department consists of a team of 9 highly committed teachers who work with a focus on independent learning. There is a culture of sharing resources and ideas. 

Our facilities and resources for teaching PE are very good; there is a large sports centre, swimming pool, all weather pitch/courts and a large sports field. Hockey is one of our major sports, played across the age ranges throughout the autumn and spring terms. It is also offered at A Level and GCSE, and teaching is shared amongst members of the department. 

The successful candidate will have a strong coaching background in Hockey and communicate an enthusiasm for PE. The ability to teach across a range of Sports at a more recreational level will be accompanied by high standards to bring out the best in the full range of pupils at Woldingham. We are also looking for an individual with the capacity to teach PE up to A Level. First-rate organisational, team working and ICT skills are also essential. 

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments. 

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk with a supporting letter no later than 9am on 11 June 2018. Interviews will be held on 18 June 2018.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1883 349431
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Woldingham School is a school with history, a legacy of Sacred Heart principles and values. These values refer to educating girls considering: respect for oneself and others, social awareness, a sense of community, and self-realisation, through the C...