Strength & Conditioning at Highgate has become integral to the SpEx programme and the performance of pupils in all aspects of the curriculum. On a weekly basis we have over 200 pupils training before and after school. The innovative Year 7 -10 Exercise curriculum (formally PE) has been designed and developed to include key aspects of S&C in the lessons to enable our pupils to develop their physical profile. S&C and Exercise are supported by a battery of tests administered throughout the year and to date the department has six years of data that informs our practice in terms of pupils’ physical literacy and their development in sport and exercise.
The Strength & Conditioning Coach will be required to contribute to the range of tasks which are involved in developing and delivering the S&C programme in SpEx, in order that teachers and coaches are able to maximise pupils’ experiences in their chosen sport(s). This would include coaching for improved pupil performance and the necessary administration required to further develop the established S&C programme in line with the aims of the SpEx department. The postholder would work closely alongside the established Pupil Performance Co-ordinator (Lead S&C Coach) under the guidance of the Directors of SpEx and would liaise between staff and coaches across all areas of the School.
The S&C Coach will work with pupils aged 11-18 within the Exercise curriculum, S&C training sessions and Sport lessons. There can be a degree of flexibility on the hours for the right candidate. Where candidates also bring experience and qualifications in our focus sports the opportunity may exist for additional hours coaching those sports. This role may well suit candidates involved in High Performance Sport, studying or coaching roles in other organisations.
Contract type: 24 hours per week (0.6 FTE), term-time only
Contract term: Permanent, salaried
To apply: For further information and an application form, please visit our website: http://www.highgateschool.org.uk/about/vacancies
Dates: Closing date is midnight on Friday 30th November but applications will be considered on receipt
Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar School…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent School which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,800 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff.
The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.
Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.
Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.