We are seeking a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher for September 2018 who can specialise in swimming. Experience of teaching or interest in GCSE PE would be an advantage. The appointed person should be able to carry out the following duties: • To be responsible for several senior swimming teams and to coach these teams to a high level. To take on coaching athletics and tennis teams in the summer where necessary. • To be confident teaching a range of subject areas including gymnastics, trampolining, swimming, netball, football, volleyball, athletics and rounders. • To take matches and run additional clubs as part of the extra curricular programme.
The PE Department
The PE department consists of four full-time members of staff, 2 part-time members of staff, one PE Assistant and a peripatetic fencing coach. We also have other peripatetic staff who run additional clubs such as cross country running, dance, cheerleading, badminton, tennis and cricket. Each member of the department normally teaches both in the Preparatory Department and the main Senior School. Enclosed is a list of the extra-curricular activities, the teams which are run and the clubs open to all pupils. Practices may take place before school, during lunch times and after school. Interschool matches are an integral part of school life and take place after school. Major events and tournaments take place on Saturdays and Sundays. We currently enter the London Schools Gymnastics Championships, the Middlesex Netball Tournaments, the London Schools Swimming Championships, ISFA football tournaments, London Schools and Public Schools Fencing Championships, Tennis Tournaments, London School Cross Country Championships, London Youth Games and the London Mini Marathon. All teaching takes place on site. We swim all year round in our heated indoor swimming pool. Our all weather playing surface is used for rounders, football, athletics and cricket. Netball courts double up for tennis courts in the summer term. We have a well equipped gymnasium which is used for the teaching of gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, badminton, climbing and trampolining. Dance is taught in the multi-purpose hall which has a sprung floor. There is also a well equipped fitness room which girls from Year 10 to Year 13 may use once they have passed a multi-gym test. The PE department currently runs the AQA GCSE PE course in Year 10 and 11, with our first cohort due for examination in 2018. As GCSE PE is an ‘extra’ subject, students complete GCSE PE lessons as part of their ‘core’ PE lessons, plus some extra lessons. The PE department organises inter-house competitions as well as Sports Days and trips both abroad and in this country.