The School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Girls Games teacher to join our growing and friendly PE Department and Boarding House from September 2019 or January 2020. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator and an inspiring teacher, will hold a good degree and have the expertise to prepare pupils for elite performance pathways. As a boarding school this post comes with a contribution to boarding and weekend duties. On site accommodation may be available.
Boundary Oak School is an IAPS co-educational day and boarding school set in 30 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside outside Fareham, very close to Portsmouth and Southampton. It provides a friendly, family environment in a place rich in history, character and charm.
This is a really exciting opportunity to join a highly successful and expanding school. Our aim is to value and treat each pupil as an individual within a family community and to support differing needs whilst fostering an enjoyment of learning and promoting a growth mindset. Our pupils are courteous, hard working and very well behaved.
Lunch is provided free of charge.
The role can be either part-time (0.6) up to, and including, full time. Please make it clear in your application whether you are applying for part time or full time.
Physical Education within the Curriculum
Our PE/Games programme provides opportunities for participation by pupils of all ages and ability levels, involving either competition within the school or with other schools. Girls have two games sessions a week and an additional PE lesson. The school has grown considerably over the past 3 years and is at an exciting point in building new classroom blocks and a new sports hall.
The successful candidate will be an innovative and exciting teacher with the ability to inspire others. Sport within the School has enjoyed considerable growth in recent years and the successful candidate will be the driving force behind its continued development. You will be expected to play a full part in this busy school, contributing to the extensive extra-curricular programme. A hockey or cricket specialism and/or experience of boarding would be an advantage.
We are looking for someone with the following qualities:
• An understanding of and sympathy with the Boundary Oak ethos.
• Excellent practise in the classroom/sports field/sports hall.
• To work closely with the Head of Girls Sport
• Make sure that the school has the necessary equipment for all girls games;
• Celebrate the school’s successes and use it as a vehicle to market the school effectively using outlets such as Twitter and Instagram;
• Any other duties that fall within the reasonable scope of the role as requested by the Head of Girls Sport.
• Up to date with current teaching practices.
• Loyalty to the school and Head.
• Well respected.
• A keen and able major games player/coach of netball, hockey, and cricket.
• Enjoyment of working with KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 aged pupils and with pupils of all abilities.
• Ability to understand the need for excellence and high standards as well as sport for all.
• Excellent communication skills with pupils, parents and all staff.
• Ability to relate well to young people.
• Able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
• Ability to manage change.
• A sense of humour.
• Energy and enthusiasm; someone who goes the extra mile.
• A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Aim of post:
To support the Houseparent and efficiently help to manage the organisation and resources of the House; to provide for the safety, good discipline and pastoral wellbeing of all pupils in the House.
Boarding tutors will usually be expected to have one evening duty and one morning wake-up duty each week and be on duty for one weekend in three.
Evening duties involve supervising dinner, homework, tech-time and bedtime until 10.15pm.
Morning wake-ups involve getting the boarders up at 7am and supervising breakfast from 7.40am-8.15am.
Weekend duties start at 8.15am on Saturday and go all the way through until Monday morning at 7am. Saturday are on site, with plenty of downtime. Sundays always involve a trip offsite which you will help to plan and organise.
There will usually be 3 boarding assistants on duty at all times with you.
A full induction and staff handbook will be provided.