Director of Sport

Education & Charities
Cambridge , United Kingdom
Full Time
£45,000 -£54,999
3 / 05
In short, you will help us build a global tapestry of talent: a microcosm of the world, rich with different languages, cultures and perspectives. If you can be an outstanding role model and inspire our pupils to realise their full potential, it’s time we talked. Please click the apply button to complete an online application form.

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Help us build a global tapestry of talented women.

At St Mary’s School in Cambridge, you can be YOU. That’s equally true whether you study here or teach here. Because we’re all about empowering people and celebrating their differences. We value our girls for their confidence and curiosity, their community spirit, their agile minds and their resilience and drive. We do whatever it takes to create an atmosphere where girls can thrive and feel fulfilled and enriched – all the way from age 3 to 18.

So, it’s little wonder that we’re an accredited World Class High Performing Learning School or that we were rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. As inspectors noted, we’ve achieved an outstanding 98% parental satisfaction rate and almost all our pupils attain places at the most selective universities, including those with the highest entry criteria.

Now you can join our unique community and become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

St Mary’s school is on a town site, the main sports field being a short minibus ride away. There is a large gym, two halls and a netball/tennis court situated on the Senior School site. At the Junior School there is a netball court, hall and gym space.

St Mary's School, Cambridge and Homerton College have formed a partnership which has led to a substantial regeneration of the school’s sports ground, located on Long Road. Owned by St Mary’s School, Cambridge, and leased to Homerton College, the site features two new AstroTurf pitches – for hockey, and for rugby and football; new netball and tennis courts; athletics facilities comprising a grass running track and field events facilities; a new pavilion, including physiotherapy room, kitchen, and changing facilities; and floodlighting.

In addition, we are partnered with City of Cambridge Rowing Club (CCRC) which enables our girls to have full access to Cambridge’s most iconic sport. We also offer rowing to girls aged 12 and above on a Saturday and Sunday morning which is directly linked to CCRC.

The PE department consists of two full time and four part time members of staff with additional input in the sports programme from sport specialists (Head of Dance and Head of Rowing), a sports assistant, a dedicated gap student and specialist coaches. All staff have responsibilities in both the Junior and Senior School. The aims of the department are to stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in a wide range of activities within physical education. The school has a strong commitment to sporting excellence and sport for all. We encourage as many pupils as possible to involve themselves in extra-curricular sport and provide the opportunity for each girl to achieve exceptional results in her chosen activities.

We aim to make the experience of taking part in Physical Education exciting and challenging through a varied use of approaches, materials and a stimulating curriculum. Members of the department share a common ethos and the atmosphere is very positive, productive and supportive. Colleagues willingly share expertise and resources and volunteer for extra responsibilities as and when necessary. The school has a proactive policy of promoting continuous professional development and there are opportunities to further develop qualifications working for St Mary’s School.

The current Physical Education and Games curriculum covers the following activities:

  • Early Years – Multi-skills, Healthy Active Lifestyle, Dance, Gymnastics and Athletics
  • KS1 – Games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Healthy Active Lifestyle, Dance, Gymnastics and Athletics
  • KS2 – Games (Netball, Hockey, Cricket), Swimming, Dance, Gymnastics, and Athletics
  • KS3 – Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Football, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Badminton, Tennis and Fitness
  • KS4 & 5 – Full Games Options Programme, Academic (GCSE WJEC PE Short Course, A-Level AQA PE)

For further information about the role and how to apply, please click 'Apply' below.

You’ll find it an exceptionally enriching experience as you interact with students from 30 different countries, ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe. You’ll be central to making them confident, well-adjusted, high-achieving young women with the skills and personalities to pursue careers in STEM, the arts, climate advocacy or whatever commands their passion. In short, you will help us build a global tapestry of talent: a microcosm of the world, rich with different languages, cultures and perspectives.

In return, you will enjoy an exceptional career and comprehensive benefits including a contributory pension scheme, 33% discount (pro rata for part-time staff) on school fees, BUPA cash plan, an occupational sickness scheme, free lunches and refreshments, a season ticket discount and much more.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Team by email or call: 01223 353253.

If you can be an outstanding role model and inspire our pupils to realise their full potential, it’s time we talked. Please click the apply button to complete an online application form.

Director of Sport

Full-Time (including Saturday sport provision)

September 2024

Salary up to £53,219 per annum (dependent on experience) + Saturday Sport £720pa + Excellent benefits

Closing date: 8.00am Friday 3rd May 2024

Interview date: from 8.00am Wednesday 8th May 2024

We will review applications on receipt. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

The school is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Registered Charity No. 290180

Telephone: 01223 224144


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