Job Description

Head of PE and Sport (Highclare Preparatory School)

Required for September 2023.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and dynamic Head of PE and Sport (with a focus on girls’ sport) to lead this key department at our prep school. The successful candidate will have extremely high standards of conduct, excellent communication and leadership skills and a record of high-quality, inspirational teaching across the prep age range (5-11). This position offers a great opportunity to a charismatic and ambitious professional to work collaboratively with the prep school leadership team, as well as the head of sport at the senior school, to ensure an exciting, innovative and balanced provision of sport and PE is on offer throughout the prep school.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute fully to the pastoral and extra-curricular life of the School.

Highclare Preparatory School offers an exceptional working environment. This is a unique role as Highclare Preparatory School is split over two locations (Highclare St Paul’s and Highclare Woodfield). The successful candidate will lead and manage the sports department on a daily basis whilst at the same time being an integral part of the leadership team, who we expect to tirelessly champion their subject and to encourage intellectual curiosity and active learning.

This is a full-time post, and we welcome applications from suitably experienced teachers from both the independent and state sectors. The ability to teach swimming is highly desirable but not essential.

Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary with pension scheme (defined contribution scheme)
  • Professional development opportunities including generous and a supportive CPD policy
  • Small class sizes and excellent pupil behaviour
  • Opportunity for innovative and creative teaching and learning opportunities without the pressures of national testing
  • Two free lunches per week, others highly subsidized
  • Generous fee discount for staff children
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Long service recognition
  • Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work Scheme available
  • Free parking
  • Staff social events

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 5 May 2023, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Interviews: Thursday 11 May 2023

Highclare Preparatory School is a leading independent, day school based in the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield. It is part of Highclare School which educates over 500 pupils aged 2 to 18 years.

Founded in 1932, the School provides an exceptional all-round education that successfully combines a pride in its history with excellent facilities. Highclare Preparatory School is set in two locations, both in Sutton Coldfield. There is a separate games field too.

Located within one of the most desirable suburbs of the vibrant city of Birmingham, Highclare Preparatory School continues to lead the way as one of the best independent schools in the West Midlands.

Highclare Preparatory School is committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community of which we are a part.  Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including referencing checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

To apply, please complete the application form found on this page and return it to by Friday 5 May 2023, however early application is advised as we will interview and appoint as soon as we meet the right candidate.