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February 21, 2020
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Hutchesons’ Grammar School is seeking a Director of Sport and PE starting in August 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and inspirational teacher of Sport and PE to lead and develop our excellent sport, games and PE programme. The successful candidate will lead the whole school sports policy and provision; including the opportunity to review current provision to implement and build upon the School Sport Strategy.
At Hutchesons’ GS sport, and competitive sport in particular, has long played a central role in the history of the school. It is not an optional extra but rather a key component in building self-esteem, confidence, school ethos and even academic excellence. Young people learn respect, focus and commitment, find grit, determination and honesty and work individually and collectively towards achieving their goal.
These are real life transferable skills, vital for future success and fulfilment. Physical activity and sport imbue our youngsters with the school’s ethos and values for the rest of their life. Following long and successful service, the retirement of the current position holder means we are looking to appoint a new Director of Sport and Physical Education.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a keen and talented Department with high levels of success in major sports on to the next phase. We want all our pupils from Nursery to S6 to be exposed to a range of opportunities and to improve their skills and fitness whilst enjoying themselves. We are clear about the central importance of Sport and PE in the complete development of all our pupils, whether this be about health and wellbeing, participation or performance in individual or team sport at the highest national levels. The drive to compete and excel in sport shapes a young person’s character, binds the school together and reinforces the drive to compete and excel academically. Competitive sport is used to energise the entire school culture and as leaders in the school it is our role to understand its value and continually promote it. Pride in a team, the thrill of challenge and motivation to “have a go” all pay dividends in building character. We require to align the importance of sport with our academic excellence to establish an all- round culture of success.
The Director of Sport and Physical Education is a highly significant role at Hutchesons’ and brings with it a need for flexibility. Whilst not a definitive list, the role will expect the following from applicants:
Finance, Facilities and Administration
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and inspirational teacher of Sport and PE to lead and develop our excellent sport, games and PE programme. The successful candidate will lead the whole school sports policy and provision; including the opportunity to review current provision to implement and build upon the School Sport Strategy.
They will be self-assured, engaged and reflective practitioner in coaching key sports but will be keen to raise the profile of, and participation in, a wide range of others. They will also have strong interpersonal skills and be a supportive and sensitive manager of people, within and beyond the specialist sports staff. They will be keen to enable, develop and empower coaches and teachers on the staff equipping them with what they need to deliver an enjoyable and stretching sports programme for all.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following: