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Teacher of PE & Sport

Bedales SchoolHampshire

An inspiring, well-qualified and enthusiastic full-time Teacher of PE & Sport is sought for a fixed-term period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The Director of Sport has oversight of sport across all three of the Bedales Schools, with responsibility for the vision of Physical Education and developing sporting talent across the 3–18 age group within an innovative and supportive department.

Bedales School is a unique educational establishment set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Our aim is to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic and trustful.

Experience & Background

You will be an inspirational and encouraging teacher of Physical Education & Sport. In addition to high-quality teaching across the three schools, the ideal candidate will be suitably qualified and experienced to teach a full range of sporting activities in mixed and single-sex groupings. Expertise in Netball and Hockey would be particularly welcome.

The Teacher of PE & Sport will need to be an infectiously enthusiastic individual, flexible in their delivery and able to manage change at short notice. You will be able to adapt your approach to the needs of the group. Above all else, you will ensure that in all aspects of your work, the needs of the children are the main consideration. You should also be keen to play a full and inclusive role in the life of our busy boarding community and be able to contribute to the development of our innovative school.


You will be timetabled to teach 32 lessons a week. The full-time teaching commitment is 32 lessons per week.

Learning takes place throughout the day and encompasses tutoring, co-curricular activities, and support and extension sessions as well as subject lessons. Most core curriculum commitments for students are scheduled from 9:25am to 6:00pm on Monday to Friday, and until 1:00pm on Saturday. Students also have access to optional activities before and after the main school day. Typically, students do not have core curriculum lessons scheduled on Wednesday afternoons. Bedales is a busy boarding school so work during the evenings, weekends and holidays may be required depending on the nature of the post.

This post is Regulated Activity.


Our benefits include free on-site parking, Teachers’ Pension Scheme or personal APTIS pension with additional remuneration benefits, a funded healthcare cash plan, Salary Extras Benefits Platform, Lifeworks employee assistance programme and free lunch provided during term time. 

How to Apply

For further details on how to apply, please visit the recruitment portal on the Bedales Schools website: 

Closing date: 9:00am, Monday 10 January 2022

Interview date: Friday 21 January 2022

Pre-Appointment Checks

All candidates will undergo a Safeguarding Suitability Interview and application for an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check and be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.

Safeguarding Statement

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
  • fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection;
  • providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to;
  • playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm; 
  • when concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil. 

All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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