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Head of Junior School and Pre-Prep SpEx

Reference: JAN20243773
Expiry date: 2024-02-16 17:00:00.000
Location: Highgate, London
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Comfortable and well-resourced environment. Salaries are competitive. The School pays the employer's contribution to the Teachers' Pension Scheme. Free access to the School's sports facilities, including a swimming pool and fitness suite.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Sport and Exercise Department as Head of Junior School and Pre-Prep sport across Highgate School, from September 2024.  The successful candidate will  be responsible for implementing the SpEx programme in the Junior School and Pre-Prep. They should engender a life-long love of sport and exercise in the pupils through enthusiasm, a positive outlook, and a clear pedagogical vision. They will lead curriculum implementation and support colleagues on delivery of SpEx across the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. They will also support in ensuring the Junior and Pre-Prep SpEx provision supports the school’s wider aims on inclusion and sustainability.

We welcome applicants from both the independent and state sectors – candidates do not need to have had prior experience of teaching in the independent sector but an interest in teaching in an academically selective school setting.

Director of Sport Mario Noto would be happy to talk to any interested candidates about the role in advance of an application or interview.  Please contact mario.noto@highgateschool.org.uk


The Department

Sport and Exercise (‘SpEx’) at Highgate has a reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching and coaching.  The department consists of over 35 colleagues, offering a broad range of activities from participation through to high performance pathways.  Pupils are taught an exercise curriculum, planned to support their knowledge and understanding of athletic development, wellbeing and sporting options.  Fixtures are organised for a wide range of sports, including a comprehensive Saturday fixture programme. Tours and trips are a regular feature of our offering, alongside showcase events, such as award evenings, conferences and intra-school competitions throughout the year. The department offers a range of opportunities for staff development, and we are keen to see staff grow in their roles and share their expertise with others. 

The Department is based around the well-equipped?Mallinson Sports Centre (MSC). It is adjacent to the?playing fields, near the Junior and Pre-Preparatory?Schools and within a few minutes’ walk of the Senior?School. The Centre comprises a newly re-built swimming?pool, large sports hall, strength & conditioning suite and?mezzanine hall. In addition, there is a dance and?movement studio, squash and Eton Fives courts. The MSC?managers and staff provide a significant?programme?of?community use; they also support pupils’ activities within?the Centre and provide administrative assistance. The?school has twenty acres of playing fields, including an?all-weather pitch, which can accommodate ten netball?courts, a full-size hockey pitch, or twelve tennis courts.?There is also a multi-use games area which provides six?cricket nets, three tennis courts, two netball courts and a?hockey training facility.??? 


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