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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Head of Girls Sport

Claires Court has a worldwide reputation for sporting excellence; we are the only school to have won both male and female events at Henley Roya Regatta and have produced medal winning Olympians and adults with a lifelong love of sport. The successful candidate will build up on these achievements and develop Claires Court sport to the next level.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate Head of Girls' Sport at Claires Court School to join our highly committed and professional team. The post would suit a practitioner who is committed to raising standards at all levels and enthusing pupils through their passion for teaching and coaching sport. This is a full-time post from September 2023. Both experienced PE teachers, and current Heads of Sport, are encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this role, you must be:-

  • Suitably qualified with QTS, with a sport science or sports related degree.
  • A passionate sports enthusiast with the ability to inspire students, staff and parents.
  • Able to maintain and develop a culture of excellence across a range of sports.
  • Capable of consistently delivering excellent lessons across KS3 – KS5.
  • Experienced at developing an extra-curricular programme that caters for both elite sport and mass participation.
  • Engaged with the school's ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team.
  • Ready to utilise the benefits of an independent curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content.
  • Appreciates the benefits of using digital technology in teaching and learning.

Above all, you must want the very best for our pupils and be prepared to put their needs first. In return, we offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development and training. Additionally, our timetables, class sizes and school culture support a healthy work-life balance.


We are 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.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. 

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service websiteHaving a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).


To apply, please download an application form from our website.  Completed application forms may be emailed to (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue

Applications must be received by 8am on Wednesday 22 March 2023.  We plan to interview on Thursday 23rd or Friday 24th March 2023. Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.

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