Hampton Court House is seeking an outstanding individual to lead its sport and physical education department. The school occupies a three-hectare site within landscaped grounds situated opposite Hampton Court Palace, adjacent to Bushy Park. There are 250 day pupils from pre-school through to year 13. Hampton Court House welcomes pupils from all backgrounds and nationalities.
The Head of Sport leads provision throughout the school; teaching all ages from 3 to 16. An interest in physical development at all stages from EYFS through to adulthood is therefore essential.
At Hampton Court House, improving in sport is more important than winning. We celebrate personal bests. We value progression in fitness, technique, skill and game understanding over winning. We understand and foster the desire to win - a healthy sense of competition is imbued and nurtured from an early age - whilst the sense of self-improvement and development through team work and individual accomplishment is prized above all. Better to lose a game and improve, than to win, but regress.
The school has a natural grass playing field; a multi-sport outdoor hard court; a multi-use indoor space which can accommodate gymnastics, table tennis, martial arts and movement literacy activities; immediate access to Bushy Park for cross-country running. Arrangements with local centres provide swimming and fitness facilities. Our proximity to the River Thames provides potential for rowing and Olympic lifting via a partnership with a local club. The school’s core sport programme involves netball, basketball, tennis, athletics, swimming, cricket and football, with plans to add rowing and Olympic weightlifting this academic year. Additional after-school clubs broaden the range of activities on offer.
The successful candidate will report to the Second Master (Deputy Head Co-curricular) and have a solid background in physical education and sports coaching – ideally in one or more of the core sports listed above - outstanding leadership qualities and be able to demonstrate commitment to the philosophy of personal progression in sport, above all other considerations.
Deadline for applications: Friday 5th October
Interviews: Tuesday 16th October
https://www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk/vacancy/head of sport and PE
Salary – negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications
Hampton Court House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
To arrange an informal, confidential discussion about the post, please contact Roy Headey on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07593 941495