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Head of Sport and PE - Part-time

Bronte School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-6026-69T
  • Posted:06/06/2024
  • Pay:Bronte School pay scale
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:18/06/2024 at 17:00
  • Interviews:27th & 28th June 2024


                                                Head of Sport and PE (part-time)

                                                       Required September 2024

Recognising the central  role played by sport and PE in individual and team education and confidence-building, and in  the life of the whole school, considerable emphasis has been placed on opportunities in the curriculum. In the Upper School (School Years 3 - 6),  In Years 5 and 6 there are 3 periods per week (ppw) of Sport/PE (one double, 1 single). In Years 3 and 4 there are 2 ppw (one double). In the Lower School (KG - Year 2), there are 2 single periods per week. At Bronte Nursery, there are 1 - 2 specialist-taught PE sessions.

There are after-school clubs in a range of sports. Sports Day, in the Summer term, is a notable Bronte occasion, with its athletic elements and administration coming under the responsibility of the Director of Sport.

In Spring 2024, the School opened a new 12m x 18m artificial surface sport/play area, in the School grounds, on the site of part of the former car park.

The School rents weekly sessions at the ground of Gravesend Cricket Club (The ‘Bat and Ball’ cricket ground), for use as a grass surface for both summer and winter sports. For classes and teams, this is a 10 minute walk minute walk away. The School also rents daily space at the adjacent tennis court area (large, hard surface, also used for general play), owned by Mayfield Grammar School. School Hall can be used for indoor training/fitness sessions.

Terms and conditions are based upon those of a standard teacher model contract. There is a Bronte teachers’ pay scale, with competitive rates, reflecting the expectations of a Bronte member of staff. A NEST pension scheme is available, with a generous employer contribution. Holidays must be taken in School holidays. Where needed, a contribution would be made for removal expenses. Children of staff are eligible for a fee discount, at Bronte School and Bronte Nursery.

- Time Allocation. This part-time role is likely to comprise four full days, with the weekly     timetabling making due allowance for the balance of teaching, coaching and team commitments.

-  Qualifications. Suitable graduate-level qualifications are sought, although this role does not have to be filled by a person with qualified teacher status.

 A full UK driving licence, to include the driving of minibuses is required, together with a willingness to drive school minibuses.



Information about the school

Bronte Nursery provides high quality childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years

There is a strong family-orientated ethos, where the daily emphasis is providing full and happy experiences for each child, as he or she learns, plays and grows. Well-qualified, dedicated practitioners and senior staff members form the foundations of happy and fulfilling relationships with the children and with their families. An expansive curriculum is provided for the different ages, founded upon the national EYFS seven areas of learning and adding specialist-taught areas: French ballet, music and movement, and PE.

Guidance and support is available to parents in the many areas in which family decisions have to be made: moving to school (whether Bronte School or another choice), educational support, and advice on health and well-being.

Close links with Bronte School form a valuable element of the Nursery’s provision. School staff form part of the Nursery team, providing an exceptional extra dimension, with a range of specialist educational and operational experience. The benefits of such close collaboration are mutual: School and Nursery share good practice, new ideas, staff training, and resources.

The Nursery has a Christian tradition, at the same time as having extensive diversity in the ethnic and cultural composition of its familes, reflecting that of the local area.

Bronte School, the Nursery’s sister setting, is an independent preparartory school, ages 4 - 11 years (KG - Year 6). It is located about 200m away, also on Pelham Road. It is a one-form entry school, with maximum class size of 20.

Governance,Leadership and Structure

Bronte is a privately-owned nursery, registered with Ofsted, but inspected by ISI. The Proprietor is Nicholas Clements, who is also Proprietor of Bronte School, located nearby, also on Pelham Road. In defined responsibilities, the Proprietor is responsible for governance of the Nursery, and thereby for the safety, welfare and overall educational development of the children.

The Director of Bronte Nursery, Emma Wood (who is also Headmistress of Bronte School) leads the Nursery and its strategic development and vision, as well as supporting the manager, room leaders and all staff. She also co-ordinates the joint educational and operational areas, where School staff have a Nursery role. The Nursery Manager, Marie Pike, is responsible for the operational leadership and management of the Nursery community and of its childcare provision, the development of good practice, and for advising on longer term strategy and vision. She is supported in these tasks by the senior team of office manager and the leaders of the five children’s rooms.

The Bursar of Bronte School and Nursery, Susan Allison, is responsible for the financial management and overall HR management of the Nursery, for the support staff and for the environment and building maintenance.

The Bronte School and Nursery Advisory Board supports the governance of both School and Nursery. Advisory Board members visit at least twice a year for meeting with staff and to observe School and Nursery activities.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.