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Director of Sport (Prep Lead)

Brentwood School

Closing date: Friday, 2 October 2020


Competitive Salary based on qualifications and experience

Brentwood Preparatory School is an academically selective IAPS school with small class sizes and a happy and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of over 1800 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

Due to the exciting expansion of Brentwood Preparatory School, we are seeking to appoint a passionate and dynamic Director of Sport (Prep) who can provide excellent strategic and operational leadership in all aspects of sporting provision across the Prep School (3-11), as well as delivering and promoting high standards of teaching and learning.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic and innovative individual to join this high performing and superbly resourced Preparatory School. We are now the largest tied house Prep School in the country and we pride ourselves on knowing and delivering an outstanding all-round education to every child.

Supported by an excellent PE & Games Department, the successful candidate will also receive strong support via a direct report to the Director of Sport (3-18) and the Deputy Head Operations & Co-Curricular in the Prep School. The Director of Sport (Prep Lead) will work with the Director of Sport (3-18) to build on the existing collaboration between the Prep and Senior Sports Departments and offers an opportunity to build a genuinely 3-18 curriculum and experience.

Sport is an integral part of life at Brentwood and the Senior Leadership Teams across the School fully recognise the important role sport plays in the life of the School. The position advertised is full time and permanent and will be rewarded with a competitive salary above that of the maintained sector.

The scale and significance of the Co-Curricular programme across the whole of Brentwood School requires a willingness to contribute wholeheartedly in this important area of school life.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate.

To download further information and an application pack, please visit our website:  email:  

All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.