Banda Kenya International School Jobs - Director of Sports Vacancies
Banda Kenya International School Jobs - Director of Sports Vacancies
The Banda School is looking to appoint a Director of Sport to lead a large and thriving department.
The Banda wishes to appoint a Teacher of French who will teach throughout the school, from Years 2-8. The ability to coach some sport or contribute to the wider curriculum would be an advantage.
Due to growing numbers, a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher is required to teach Science up to and including 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship. The ability to coach some sport or contribute to the wider curriculum would be an advantage.
The Banda, a technologically forward thinking school in Kenya, is seeking to recruit an experienced teacher to take the lead in Digital Learning and Computing throughout the school.The Director of Sport will be responsible for overseeing all Sport and Physical Education throughout the school. This will include the management of a large department of teachers and coaches and the post holder will be accountable to the Head.
Tasks and responsibilities associated with the Post will include:
Core Purpose of the Post
To have a clear strategy for the development of sporting excellence and to develop engagement in pupils.
To develop and encourage participation in sport competitions at all levels.
Taking responsibility for sports teams and extra-curricular sports activities each term. Matches might be scheduled after school hours or during the weekend and some sports activities may
take place out of school hours.
Teaching Physical Education from Early Years to Year 8, as required.
Planning and delivering high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work for the
Work proactively to develop positive home/school relations, responding swiftly and
professionally to parental queries and concerns, involving the SLT when necessary.
Organising and confirming all sports fixtures.
Drawing up termly calendar fixtures and communicating these to the Head.
Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behaviour and kit.
With other members of the department, organising all Tournaments and Festivals (to include field preparation, parking, programmes, catering etc).
Attending termly inter-school meetings, fixtures meetings and Heads of Department meetings.
Emphasising the importance of safety and of safe methods of play at all times.
Teaching the pupils good sportsmanship and promoting the school’s Behaviour Policy. Pupils
should be made aware of the published Sports Etiquette.
Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils and safeguarding their health and safety
both on school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere.
Keeping up to date with curriculum developments and professional practice.
Attending regular INSET training and being prepared to share skills and knowledge with other
members of staff.
Liaising with members of the department and other colleagues concerning curriculum,
schemes of work, teaching methods, record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in
Oversee departmental orders in line with the sports budget.
Ensure that the school’s sports equipment is organised, stored, maintained and replaced
Work with a sports kit supplier to ensure good standards of pupil and staff kit.
Working closely with estate management in the preparation and marking of fields, upkeep of
swimming pool, astro and the hiring of sports facilities.
Co-ordinating the booking of the school sports facilities.
Leadership and Staff Management
Organise and lead regular departmental meetings, the minutes of which should be kept and
Oversee, in liaison with the Head, the management, performance and recruitment of external
Administrator of SOCS software to input fixtures for website and calendar.
Responsible for updating health and safety guidelines/risk assessments.
Review and update all departmental documentation and handbook, as well as the Code of
Practice for sport.
Ensure new teachers/coaches have appropriate induction.
Ensuring all games coaches are fully aware of their commitment and responsibility.
Liaising with the school nurse in the organisation of First Aid provision for matches.
Co-ordinating overseas tours when required.
Communicating with staff and with parents concerning pupils' progress and attending Parents’
Meetings when required.
Co-ordinating before and after school sporting activities and coaching sessions.
With other members of the department, organising various Inter House events such as
Swimming Galas, Cross Country, athletics events etc.
Liaising with the Director Co-Curricular and the Bursar on transport required for fixtures and
Liaising with sports coaches regarding times, rates and coaching days.
Writing a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms and submitting schemes
of work, planning and record keeping when required.
Performing duties, as requested by the Head, for supervising the pupils outside the classroom
e.g. Lunch/break etc.
‘Covering’ for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and providing a cover
sheet for colleagues if unable to attend school.
Overseeing attractive sports displays on designated boards around the school when required.
To attend weekly Staff Meetings, INSETs, whole school meetings and any other meetings that
may require attendance.
Maintaining high personal standards of appearance and behaviour and being punctual and
confidential at all times.
Attending assemblies and school functions when required.
Person Specification for Director of Sport
The applicant needs to:
Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification.
Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
Have experience in coaching major sports to a high level.
Possess a vision for the future of sport in a leading preparatory school.
Have the capacity to lead and inspire a team of coaches.
Possess a love of sport and coaching children of all abilities and passion for the
development of sporting excellence.
Be able to build good relationships with parents and families.
Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
Be pro-active, dynamic and a self-motivated member of The Banda School team.
Be punctual and use time appropriately.
Be a good communicator with adults and children.
Show good organisational skills.
Show a competent level of written English.
Be experienced in using ICT in teaching, as a tool for research and for communication.
Familiarity with using an iPad in teaching is important.
Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate
Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal
and professional development.
Be a motivator.
The post holder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the
children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes
into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times.
How to Apply
Interviews will take place during the week beginning 11th February 2019.
All applications should reach the Headmistress by Friday 8th February 2019.
A completed application form and covering letter should be sent to email@example.com.
For more information and job application details, see; Banda Kenya International School Jobs - Director of Sports Vacancies
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