March 22, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified Head of Physical Education from September 2024.
TLR2c (£7,826 pa)
Working Pattern
Full time • Required for September 2024
Closing Date
April 22, 2024


The role

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified Head of Physical Education from September 2024. The ideal candidate should be able to teach a variety of sports with a particular strength being Rugby and/or Cricket. The Sport and PE Department offers GCSE and BTEC Sport so experience of teaching to this level would be essential.

The RGS has a national reputation that crosses many disciplines in the sporting arena. Old Boys include a host of full sporting internationals across a wide range of sports. The facilities at the school are outstanding, as is the level of support for sport by non-PE specialists.

Salary, benefits and wellbeing at RGS

Teachers’ and leadership salary scales broadly follow the national scales, fully reflecting qualifications, responsibility, experience and performance. The School participates in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. Support staff are paid on the RGS scales, which are closely related to the locally negotiated Buckinghamshire Council pay range. For the benefit of support staff, the School participates in the Local Government Pension Scheme. We are a mutually supportive team and endeavour to ensure that all staff have a healthy work / life balance.

We offer:

  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free membership of the School’s Fitness Suite.
  • Free use of the swimming pool.
  • Tax efficient purchases of gadgets through the tech scheme.
  • Staff common room with free tea & coffee.
  • On site hot and cold food.
  • Social functions/concerts/plays etc.
  • Car parking onsite.
  • Accommodation (limited).
  • Long service awards.


  • Staff football, Yoga, badminton, tennis and touch rugby.
  • Christmas party.
  • Secret Santa.
  • Secret buddy.
  • Wellbeing group..
  • Wellbeing week.
  • End of term get-togethers.
  • Staff birthday cake breaks. 

The School

With its origins in the 13th Century, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1562. Much has changed since, but RGS continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading state selective schools in the country having been consistently rated ‘outstanding’.

We have high academic standards, excellent examination results and consistently feature as one of the top 60 state schools in England. Almost all students progress to university with approximately 15 attending Oxford or Cambridge each academic year. We offer a huge range of co-curricular experiences, the extent of which is, I believe, unparalleled in the state sector.

Our innovative teachers deliver a high-quality classroom experience underpinned by our RGS Ethos of Learning. Exceptional pastoral care ensures that, in a large school, every boy is known as an individual.

We encourage all Wycombiensians to be self-confident, positive, healthy and enquiring young men who acquire the qualities of tolerance and respectfulness embodied through a modesty of manner.

Most of our students are day boys. Boarding, however, has a unique capacity to shape the lives of young people and RGS offers this provision to 70 boys as one of 40 state boarding schools. Boarding plays a substantial role within the life of the School.

To see the full range of activities undertaken at the school, we would encourage you to visit our website (

Closing date: 8am, Monday 22 April 2024

The Royal Grammar School is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of all pupils. Appointment is conditional upon at least two satisfactory references. All staff are required, before taking up post, to undertake an enhanced criminal record check through DBS. Social media checks will be carried out on short-listed candidates.

Headmaster: Mr Philip Wayne

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