We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate to develop their skills and gain extensive and worthwhile working experience in a friendly and supportive independent Prep school. The post will be particularly attractive to any graduate considering a career in teaching.
The ethos of Westbourne House School’s sport is ‘Sport for excellence, sport for all’. The school strives to give children the opportunity to play a wide range of sports. The pupils are lucky to have so much time dedicated to sport. Each age group has one PE lesson a week and on top of this they have a minimum of three games sessions. In addition, inter-school fixtures on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon and Saturday afternoons.
We are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Post Graduate Sports Assistant to significantly contribute to the thriving Games programme. The applicant will need to be able to competently teach and officiate a variety of sports, particularly netball. Hockey, rounders, cricket, swimming and athletics would also be advantageous. You will be responsible for an age group which will involve planning and leading games sessions, selecting teams for matches and taking those teams on match days.
The role may also involve some administration tasks as required.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a highly skilled and experienced sports department.
The role will require the successful candidate to live on-site and to contribute fully to boarding school life.
This is a full time, term time only, fixed term position until 6th July 2019.
We can offer:
- A strong and supportive staff team
- Valuable teaching experience
- Single accommodation on-site and meals during term time
- Use of some of the school's facilities, outside of school use.
Closing date: 31st May 2018
We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.
Please apply by completing the application form. CVs may be attached, but not in place of the application form. Please return completed applications to Robyn Aubrey at firstname.lastname@example.org .
About the School
Westbourne House is situated just to the east of Chichester in beautiful grounds of over 100 acres. There are approximately 410 boys and girls, aged 2½ -13. Most children go on to major Public Schools across the South.
The school enjoys outstanding facilities. Teaching is extremely well-resourced with excellent teaching rooms, the majority equipped with interactive whiteboards; there are also sets of laptops which can be booked for class based work. There are rooms for Art, Ceramics, ICT, Design Technology and Food Technology, a separate Science block and Music School, as well as a modern, 300 seat theatre/assembly hall. The School also has a large (30-acre) lake on the north boundary for kayaking.
Academic standards are high, with consistently outstanding Common Entrance results together with an excellent scholarship record; over the last five years 140 awards and scholarships to senior schools were won across a range of disciplines.
The music and drama departments also excel consistently: all children are involved in school productions, a large number are members of school choirs and there are regular concerts.
There is a wide variety of sport on offer, and a large number of teams represent the school most Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. As well as extensive playing fields there is a 25-metre swimming pool, dance studio, sports hall, squash courts and a full-sized astro-turf pitch.
There are around 100 boarders, many of whom board for two or three nights in one of seven houses on the school grounds. As of September 2017, the school introduced full time boarding allowing the children to further enjoy the beautiful facilities and grounds the school has to offer.