Swimming Teacher, Croydon

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: c£11,200 pa for 36 weeks pa (term time)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Swimming Teacher

We are looking for someone to support the development of the School’s swimming programme at all ability levels by working in conjunction with the Senior Swimming Teacher to deliver inspirational swimming teaching to children at all levels in line with the scheme of work, or Long Term Athlete Development Model. You will also teach students from external schools, and support galas and inter school competitions.

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon yet is on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.

With your passion, enthusiasm and sheer love of swimming, you will ensure that our pupils enjoy, develop and maintain a high level of swimming standard. You should be a qualified Swimming Teacher with ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher’s Certificate, with knowledge of teaching swimming skills, techniques and awards, and ideally, the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches. Knowledge of health and safety and other relevant legislation will be vital, as will an understanding of Safeguarding. You must be approachable, with a friendly, patient nature able to build people's trust, motivate pupils and encourage with praise. 

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, working with a fantastic team of dedicated and friendly staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School. 

If you are interested in joining us, please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/Vacancies where you will find further informatio n on this position and an application form. All completed applications should be submitted to hr@royalrussell.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 18 March 2019. Applications will be considered on receipt. Interviews will be held on either 20 or 22 March 2019. If you have not heard from us by Friday 22 March 2019 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...