Assistant Director of Sport
January 2015 or April 2015 start
The Perse School is looking to appoint an inspirational leader to positively promote and develop
girls’ sport throughout the School. The opportunity has arisen due to the departure of Miss
Laura Broderick who has been recently appointed to Head of Girls’ Games at St. George’s
College, Weybridge. Full details about the School, its locality, teacher benefits and current
teaching staff profiles can be viewed and downloaded from the school website:
The Role
The Assistant Director of Sport is responsible for developing girls’ sports performance within the
school which will involve working with teams, coaches and individuals across the girls’ sports
programme. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing a sports
programme and enhancing opportunities for pupils. We are not seeking specific experience and
expertise in a particular sport, but the successful candidate will share the values and ethos of the
school and be committed to developing girls’ sport. In addition the role will include responsibility
for the PE curriculum (year 7 to 11).
Mr Simon Ball, the Director of Sport oversees a sports leadership team that includes Mr Jon
Peckett, Assistant Director of Sport who is primarily responsible for elite sports performance and
hockey. In addition, there are separate Heads of Sport for rugby, netball and cricket.
The PE and Games department is composed of 7 teachers and 10 sports coaches who are
genuinely excited about physical education and sport. They are committed to using pioneering
teaching and coaching methods to bring sport to life for all our pupils. This is a very harmonious
department where the active sharing of ideas and resources is the norm, ensuring the best
teaching and learning occurs in lessons. The teachers encourage pupils to focus on individual
progression within the physical education curriculum by ensuring teaching is stimulating, varied
and creative. In addition, we strongly believe that competitive sport is an essential component
and pupils have an opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sports and ability levels in every
year at The Perse, including regular sports tours.
Further information about the department’s curricular and extra-curricular activities (and public
examination results) can be found on the school’s website:
PE and Games Department:
The department also has an active twitter account: @SportPerse
Physical Education is focused on experiencing a range of sports and physical well-being. All
pupils in Years 7 to 11 have timetabled PE lessons in addition to Games, making use of our Sports
Hall, Sports Studio and Fitness Suite. Physical Education in Years 7-9 is taught in mixed gender
classes. Year 10 and 11 PE is taught in a single sex environment. Pupils get the opportunity to play
a number of different sports and are also introduced to the fitness suite.
The GCSE Short Course in Physical Education is available to Year 10 students as an extra-curricular
option. It is an exciting course for those who want to take their interest and enthusiasm for
sport and physical activity further.
The School operates to a ten-day timetable cycle. Most members of staff, who are tutors, teach
approximately 59/80 periods per two week cycle including games and enrichment sessions. The
Assistant Director of Sport receives timetable remission.
Applicants without formal teaching qualifications or experience
Applicants without formal teaching qualifications will be considered for this position. However
we would expect the successful applicant to have relevant experience and skills to enhance a
very successful sport’s provision and assist the Director of Sport in leading the department.
2010 ISI Inspection Report
The Pelican, Prep and Upper were inspected during the spring of 2010. The inspection report can
be viewed at
This job description is specific to the post of Assistant Director of Sport at The Perse School.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the school website Applications must be made using the school’s Application Form. Any queries
regarding the application process should be directed to the HR Co-ordinator, Ms Jane Gregory,
[email protected] Please send completed application forms to the HR Co-ordinator.
The Perse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment
are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Candidates will be invited to spend a day at the School and to meet the Head and Deputy Heads
as well as the Sports Department. Candidates will be asked to teach a lesson as part of the
selection process and further details will be available from the Director of Sport, Mr Simon Ball.
The closing date for applications is the 1st October at 2.00pm and interviews will be on the 10th
Daniel Cross
Senior Deputy Head
[email protected]
Tel: 01223 403860
Assistant Director of Sport
The Assistant Director of Sport is ultimately accountable to the Head through the Senior Deputy
Head but day to day accountability will be to the Director of Sport.
Job Description
It is intended that this post should allow for flexibility and opportunity for development and
initiative by the post holder in agreement with the Director of Sport. Administrative support will
be provided by the Sports Administrator.
Assistant Director of Sport
o To work alongside the sports leadership team to develop girls’ sports performance
throughout the school
o Responsible for ensuring the continuing professional development and efficient
performance of the coaches in all girls’ sports
o Ensuring that girls’ games coaching staff are fully aware of their commitment and
team responsibility
o Collating girls’ sports reports and results for the Director of Sport, Director of
Communications and the Head
o Liaise with Director of Sport, Assistant Director of Sport with regards to girls’ tours
and festivals
o Liaise with The Perse Prep School to help develop girls’ sport
o Observing girls’ matches and training in school to help develop performance
o Strike a balance between the provision of high quality sport for all and the
achievement of excellence for some
o To publicise sporting success in conjunction with the Director of Communications
o Assisting the Communications Department in developing links with local feeder
o To assist the Fitness Instructor in coordinating and implementing athlete
o Teaching PE and Games throughout the 11-18 age range
o Taking responsibility for sports teams and extracurricular activities in each term
Responsibility for the PE curriculum
o Planning scheme of learning and the delivery of a balanced PE curriculum for boys
and girls for (Years 7-11)
o Promote the acquisition by pupils of relevant coaching awards e.g. JSLA and CSLA
o Develop Sports Leadership Awards to be available for pupils in the Enrichment
o Manage the annual budget and attend relevant INSET courses
o Attend Head of Department meetings and hold regular departmental meetings
o Develop the teaching of PE through inset opportunities for staff
o Responsibility for the administration of examined GCSE PE
Daniel Cross
Senior Deputy Head
September 2014