Talent Recruitment Ashford
Summary Advert - Teacher of PE and Games Required for September 2019 Full Time, Permanent - Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications This is an exciting opportunity for a PE Teacher to join an experienced and successful department with a rapidly growing Regional and National reputation for sport. We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, committed and personable graduate to play a full role in the department and teach PE through Years 7 - 13. We are looking for the successful candidate to have a specialism in either netball or cricket, with good knowledge of other sports. Ashford School has recently benefitted from significant investment in sports facilities which include three indoor swimming pools, fitness suite, dance studio, two sports halls and two full size flood lit Astroturf pitches. Grass pitches totalling 25 acres have been developed in the last year and include 3 cricket squares, 5 rugby pitches and a 400m athletics track. To provide fantastic views of the pitches and also accommodate 4 changing rooms, work on a modern and eye-catching pavilion is already underway and is aiming to be completed by April 2019. This recent investment in facilities has been supported by a similar investment in staff. The large department of PE specialists is supplemented with external coaches, many of which have or currently play at the highest level. These resources are in place to support the schools' competitive sport for all ethos. Our sports programme is accessible to all and tailored to meet the aims of our pupils. The ambition to field competitive teams in all major team games, swimming, biathlon, triathlon, athletics and tennis is relished, but is no more important that providing opportunities that will promote lifelong participation in sport. The role that competitive sport plays in developing character is widely celebrated as are the sporting achievements of our increasing number of pupils who compete at County, Regional and National level. Applications are invited from teachers with the qualifications and sufficient experience to enhance Ashford School's growing reputation for sporting inclusivity and excellence. The successful candidate will be based at the Senior School and will deliver a timetable to include PE and Games lessons across Years 7-13 and examined PE classes to Years 10-13. Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 25 March 2019 Interviews: w/c 1 April 2019 NOTE: We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible. Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent schools and was voted Independent School of the Year 2010/11 and again in 2014/15. The School was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the most recent inspection in 2014. In September 2014, Ashford School became a Teaching School; only one of four Independent Schools in the UK to do so. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.