The Post and the Department
This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and able teacher to join a strong and lively department. The post is for one year, covering the maternity leave of one of our full-time teachers.
The PE department currently consists of four full-time teachers, assisted by teaching assistants and specialist coaches. The post comprises teaching PE and Sport throughout the school and includes teaching GCSE to Year 10/11. The appointed teacher will also be involved in leading sport for students at the School’s International Section.
Responsibility for PE at d’Overbroeck’s is shared between Jonathan Richards who is Director of Sport and Martin Procter, the Head of PE for Years 7-11. Together with the two other teachers in the department they form a motivated and talented team.
We are looking for a talented teacher who is genuinely committed to enabling every student to enjoy PE and supporting them to achieve their potential. A positive and flexible approach and passion for PE are qualities we value highly.
All applicants will be expected to have a good degree in PE or a related subject and to be able to demonstrate their teaching ability. The School does not insist that its staff possess a PGCE or equivalent formal teaching qualification, though many members of staff have an appropriate qualification.
All of the PE teachers are expected to drive the School’s minibuses (members of staff receive additional training as required). A clean driving licence is therefore essential.
Duties and responsibilities
These consist of a combination of:
The appointed teacher will be involved in teaching Physical Education throughout the School which will include GCSE.
The appointed teacher will be an integral part of extra-curricular programme, helping to provide opportunities throughout the school for students to participate in activities and fixtures.
The successful candidate may be a Form teacher for one of the classes in Years 7-11. This will involve taking a share of the responsibility for the day to day welfare of the pupils concerned and will involve academic, pastoral and administrative responsibilities.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
We have a growing number of students trying for Duke of Edinburgh awards and we expect the appointed teacher to be involved in supporting students taking part in the scheme.
The post carries a number of day to day responsibilities which include administrative duties, liaising with other teachers, speaking to parents, supervising breaks.
Applicants should submit a fully completed application form, along with an up to date CV and a covering letter, to HR@doverbroecks.com and a signed copy sent to:
333 Banbury Road
Please apply as soon as possible, but no later than Monday 26th February.
Short-listed applicants will be notified of the interview arrangements as soon as possible after short-listing.