Head of Junior School PE, Greenwich

Closing date:Expiring soon

Blackheath High SchoolGreenwich

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Applications are invited from well qualified and passionate PE Teachers for this opportunity to join a thriving and successful PE Department. 

This post would suit a PE specialist with a particular passion for inspiring a love of sport and activity amongst our delightful and enthusiastic girls. We would expect applicants to build upon the current levels of enthusiasm and involvement through offering exciting opportunities, open to all.

You will oversee coaching and sporting co-curricular activities and take responsibility for the co-ordination of Junior fixtures, tournaments and transition activities at KS2 into KS3.

The PE Department is a highly successful and valued department within the school. It has benefitted from significant recent investment by the school and prides itself on an excellent inclusive, as well as competitive, sports provision, which includes Netball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming, Orienteering, Fitness, Trampolining, Cross Country, Athletics, Cricket and Rounders with Tennis clubs also available.

About the School

Founded in 1880 by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18 and was rated “excellent” in our most recent ISI Inspection (2014). We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment over the last five years, our brand new Senior School opened this year, and has been provided with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.

There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education. We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications: 27 January 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on: 31 January 2020.

Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Blackheath High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior Department, Vanbrugh Park, London, SE3 7AG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88532929
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