Contract Type: Full Time
Role:
Assistant Director
Job Start Date: 2022-04-01
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED
Ofsted Ranking: Not yet rated

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Director of Sports

From April 2022

Our Director of Sports at Leighton Park will be a qualified, experienced, skilled and enthusiastic practitioner who can inspire students and staff alike.

You will have a clear strategy to further the development of Sports to achieve excellence within the school.  Using your management experience, you will lead the planning and development of Sports at Leighton Park.  Your experience as a qualified teacher of sport at secondary level with experience of coaching/teaching young people will enable you to promote and achieve excellence in the teaching and delivery of Sports in School.

An ability to teach across the age range will be expected and you must be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities. The successful candidate will be someone with a passion for Rugby or Football

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Accommodation may also be available.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

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About Leighton Park School

In the school’s distinctive atmosphere every student is celebrated as an individual. Leighton Park’s holistic approach to education develops skills that will last a lifetime. Creative, engaging, inspiring teaching and learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, result in students becoming active learners who understand what and why they are studying and who are prepared for their future.

From ages 11 to 18, students benefit from an academically rigorous and innovative curriculum where they are encouraged to think independently, creatively and critically. A broad and flexible range of subject options are available and Sixth Formers can choose between the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and A Levels. With a new ICT suite, new Food Technology facility and the purchase of nineteen new Yamaha pianos in the school’s 125th anniversary year, Leighton Park is committed to investing in its educational environment for both current and future students.

Flexibility in the length of the school day, with options between 7.30am and 9pm for day students, and the provision of over 10 school transport routes, including Newbury, Basingstoke and Ascot, are designed to support parents with increasingly busy lives. Full, weekly and flexi boarders and day students all benefit from the vast range of extra-curricular activities, excellent boarding and catering facilities and supervised prep, helping families achieve that important balance between life at school and home.