The Abbey School is an independent HMC and GSA day school for girls aged 3 to 18 years. Founded in 1887 the school enjoys an enviable reputation of academic excellence, a rich history, a caring pastoral environment and a wide breadth of extra-curricular activity for each individual. With exceptionally high ratings in the national league tables and a thriving International Baccalaureate diploma programme, The Abbey School is the only independent school in the Berkshire area to offer such outstanding opportunities to academically able girls. The girls themselves are motivated, enthusiastic and co-operative and there is a happy, purposeful atmosphere to the school. The staff at The Abbey School form a strong and professional community of highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic people. The governors and management team are committed to supporting the continuing development of its staff and maintain a good working environment with the necessary policies and procedures in place to support this. We recruit only the highest calibre staff, who are lively, enthusiastic and committed. In return we aim to provide opportunities for employees to reach their own full potential for their benefit and the benefit of the school as a whole.
We are looking to appoint an experienced Netball coach to work alongside the PE department, delivering high quality extracurricular sport and assisting in the organisation and running of Netball teams and fixtures. The Netball Coach will be expected to lead on three lunchtime training sessions (typically a 40 minute session), and weekly after school training sessions for our elite players (1 hour) and a minimum of two after school fixtures a week. Occasionally, County tournaments and proceeding rounds take place on a Saturday, of which we would expect the Netball Coach to attend. Additional commitments will include Netball tours (UK and overseas) during School Holiday time. As a school we have had great success with our Netball teams; this year our U14 and U18 team are both County Champions and will be competing in the Regional rounds of the National Schools competition in January. In previous years we have had success at National Finals and have a large number of girls playing at clubs and in Satellite County Academies.
Ideally the successful candidate should hold a Level 2 coaching qualification but candidates with level 1 or extensive school/club experience would be considered. An ability to umpire is essential.
The successful candidate will also hold a full driving licence in order to be able to drive the School minibus when needed.
There may also be the potential for additional hours working with our Junior School, who are currently competing in IAPS.
Please note that the job role will run from January 2017 until April 2017.
There is the possibility this will be extended to start again in the following Academic Year.