Head of PE and Games – Junior School, Merton

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Wimbledon High SchoolMerton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an opportunity for an experienced PE Teacher to join a vibrant, challenging and enormously fun teaching community in one of this country’s leading girls’ schools.

As Head of PE and Games at our Junior School, you will have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of PE and Games, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, resources are used efficiently and effectively and the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy.

If you have experience as a PE teacher covering EYFS, KS1 & 2 and possess the leadership skills for this role we would be delighted to hear from you.

PE at Wimbledon High School

Our vision for sport is twofold; firstly, to increase the breadth of our programme and provide girls with the greatest variety of activities possible. Secondly, of course, we are aiming for excellence with our competitive teams, ensuring the best coaching and good quality competition in our fixtures.

We have extensive facilities, including a sports hall, 25m five lane swimming pool, netball and tennis court on-site. Our playing fields are a 10-minute walk away, providing all-weather and flood-lit surfaces for hockey, athletics and rounders, five netball courts and tennis courts. The site is the original home of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which held the first Wimbledon Championships here in 1877, as well as the tennis of the 1908 Olympics.

About the School:

One of London’s top day schools, Wimbledon High School is a highly academic school for girls aged 4 to 18, located in the heart of Wimbledon, less than 20 minutes from central London. Our motivated students are challenged to believe in themselves within a stimulating environment and there is a ‘can-do’ attitude throughout the school, with girls involved in all sorts of clubs and activities.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can 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. 

Closing date is 9am Monday 18 March 2019.

Interview date is Wednesday 27 March 2019.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Wimbledon High School is 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.

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More about Wimbledon High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Mansel Road, London, SW19 4AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8971 0900
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