May 2, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
The School seeks to appoint a full-time Head of Academic PE for September 2024 (or January 2025 for the right candidate).
Harrow has its own salary scale and many other benefits.
Working Pattern
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date
May 22, 2024


The School seeks to appoint a full-time Head of Academic PE for September 2024 (or January 2025 for the right candidate). This post comes with a generous package: Rent-free accommodation provided on the Hill; Access to a generous education fund for any children you may have; Health cover provided free of charge for you and at a reduced rate for any members of your immediate family that you may wish to add.

Harrow School is situated in Harrow on the Hill in north-west London. The School is located on a 324-acre estate which encompasses much of Harrow on the Hill and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 837 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. Employees particularly value the School’s beautiful green estate, the positive working environment, and good relationships with their colleagues.

At Harrow, we make sport fun for our boys and encourage their active and enthusiastic participation, at the same time producing highly motivated sportsmen who are good role models. As a consequence, sport is thriving at the School and we have an international reputation as a centre of sporting excellence. Many Harrovians go on to enjoy professional careers in sport.

The School regularly achieves national success across a broad range of sports. Harrow has a very long and illustrious sporting heritage, and we are proud of our continuing success at first-team level. We are equally proud that all boys have the opportunity to represent the School at whatever level suits them.

With afternoon games four times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday), a choice of 28 different sports, and regular inter-school and inter-House matches, they are kept healthy and active. Many boys play several sports, and we encourage this: breadth of experience is preferable to specialisation at schoolboy level. Over 70 members of teaching staff, 25 Masters-in-Charge (MiC) of Sports and more than 60 professional coaches deliver our broad and diverse games programme. We offer a different main team game in each term and play a variety of other sports appropriate to the time of year.

There is a timetabled Physical Education programme for Shell boys, which runs alongside the formal games programme for all boys. Boys are also able to choose Sports Science at A Level and Physical Education at GCSE, for which the uptake is particularly healthy.

The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for the teaching and administration of Physical Education at Harrow, within and outside the timetable, teach at all levels through the School; lead the department in maintaining the highest academic standards and developing best practice in the teaching of Physical Education; lead and develop the super-curricular provision of the department, which includes Electives, lectures and all other academic extension; lead the department’s university preparation for boys applying for Sports Science and other similar courses; have oversight of the department’s work with the Admissions department; attend Chapel regularly and Speech Room (assembly) once a week; be a tutor in a boarding House, supporting the House Master in the pastoral care of a group of boys in that House, including the delivery of PSHEE and contribute significantly to co-curricular activities, which are an important part of boarding school life.

Harrow has its own salary scale and many other benefits.

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Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 21 May 2024

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with any past employer and the DBS.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are important to us at Harrow. We believe in diversity of thought and actively welcome anyone regardless of their background to bring their valuable and relevant skills to our community.

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