School Vacancies


Sports Coach – Hockey Specialism


This job description describes the practical purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they exist currently, but it is not intended as a wholly comprehensive schedule.


Sport plays an important role in life at Daneshill School.  All pupils have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a wealth of social and competitive sport.  The central aim is to develop in all pupils an interest in, and enthusiasm for physical activity, nurturing their independence, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork.


Daneshill School seeks an enthusiastic and able graduate to join the PE department, with a specialism in hockey; but with a flexibility to teach PE and games across all years from Nursery to Year 8. This post would suit a newly qualified, aspiring or early career teacher, ideally with a level 2 qualification in hocky coaching.


Main areas of responsibility:


  • To deliver high quality sports coaching, specifically hockey, but also netball and cricket
  • Assist in the development of the hockey plans for the year
  • Organise appropriate practice of hockey skills development
  • Instruct correct use of equipment and other skills required for particular sports
  • Officiate games as required
  • Ensure appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to
  • Ensure pupils’ behaviour is appropriate
  • Ensure correct and safe equipment is used
  • Ensure pupils attend when required
  • Support the PE department in the organisation and running of fixtures against other schools
  • Support the PE department in the organisation and running of inter-house sport
  • To participate in meetings with colleagues, parents, or others to discuss matters that are pertinent to the welfare or progress of the children, or that are relevant to the school generally;
  • To engage fully in the school appraisal system and to be active in the improvement and development of both themselves and the school;
  • To assume responsibility for the coordination of pastoral care of pupils in his or her class, under the guidance and direction of the Head of Pre-Prep and SLT.


General Responsibilities (common to all teaching staff) include:


  • To provide a stimulating and caring environment;
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of available techniques, resources and developments in your subject area(s);
  • To review personal teaching methods and programmes to ensure that his or her teaching is effective, stimulating and in line with current good practice;
  • To assess pupils’ progress in line with school and departmental policy and record assessments in a clear and useful way;
  • To ensure he or she is aware of any pupils in class who have learning difficulties and what their needs are, liaising regularly with the Learning Support Department and Form Teachers;
  • To be aware of those pupils who have been identified as either requiring ‘Learning Support’ or are ‘Gifted and Talented’ and differentiate accordingly;
  • To take part in staff meetings and departmental meetings as required;
  • To accept advice and instruction from the Head of Sport with regard to departmental policies and schemes of work, maintenance of records and care of resources, and the like.


Service to the school:


  • To maintain, with the rest of the staff, acceptably high standards of behaviour both in and out of the classroom;
  • To advise the Head of Sport or Form Tutor of any pupil whose standard of behaviour, dress or co-operation fall below required standards and who does not respond to immediate correction;
  • To assist in supervision duties as requested by the Deputy Head and maintain high personal standards of appearance, behaviour and punctuality;
  • To complete pupil reports and assessments as and when required;
  • To request approval from the Head for any absence from school and give notice to appropriate people, especially the Cover Coordinator, in good time;
  • To complete any tasks or duties as reasonably requested by the Head or members of the Senior Leadership Team;
  • To work Monday to Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm) while the School is in session and at any other time (including during school holidays, at weekends and before and after the School’s normal starting and finishing times) as may be necessary in the reasonable opinion of the Headmaster for the proper performance of duties.

Daneshill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share that commitment.

For an application for please contact Issy Langly-Smith (

Start Date: September 2021

Permanent, Full time

Deadline: June 2021