• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Reading
  • £30,000 to £46,525 Per year £ / Year
  • 21 July 2024

Website Reading Borough Council

Permanent – Start Date: September 2024, consideration given to candidates available from January 2025 and April 2025.


The Governors at Reading School are seeking to appoint an experienced, inspiring and passionate member of staff to join our PE team from September 2024.  An allowance may be considered for an experienced/suitable candidate. On-site accommodation may also be available.


We offer an exciting opportunity in an exceptional team and a school that is passionate about PE as a subject.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching core PE lessons across a variety of activities, including gymnastics and athletics. In addition, you will play a crucial role in supporting our extensive extra-curricular programme, which includes sports such as rugby, football, cricket, basketball, hockey and lacrosse.


PE and sport at Reading School are crucial in character development and in supporting academic excellence. Cricket is a cornerstone of our school’s sporting tradition, and we are dedicated to continuing our legacy while striving to enhance participation and performance. It is hugely popular and our teams are successful and committed.


We are looking for an experienced cricket coach with a passion for nurturing talent who will add to our team and provide leadership for this aspect of the sport life.


As Head of Cricket, you will have the unique opportunity to shape and grow our cricket programme, fostering a love for the sport among students and enhancing our competitive performance. You will also be instrumental in building relationships with other schools and community teams, further integrating cricket into the life of our school and the wider community.


Key Responsibilities:

Deliver high-quality PE lessons across a range of activities.
Lead and develop the cricket programme, enhancing both participation and performance levels.
Support and enhance our extra-curricular sports programmes.
Build and maintain relationships with other schools and community cricket teams.
Teach and support students in GCSE and A-level PE.
Assess, mentor and provide feedback to pupils.
Build positive relationships with students and staff.
Collaborate effectively as a team player within the PE department.

Qualifications and Skills:

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
Proven experience in teaching PE and coaching cricket.
Strong knowledge of GCSE and A-level PE curriculum.
Ability to assess and mentor pupils effectively.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to build strong relationships with students, colleagues, and the wider community.
A clean driving license is desirable.

What We Offer:

A supportive and collaborative working environment.
Opportunities for professional development.
Access to excellent sports facilities.
The chance to make a significant impact on students’ physical education and overall well-being.
The opportunity to lead and shape a key aspect of our school’s sporting life.

If you are passionate about physical education and cricket, and eager to inspire the next generation of students, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and become a valued member of the Reading School community!


At Reading School, we have a clear educational philosophy and a deeply rooted commitment to social mobility. In all we do we seek to nurture character and develop academic excellence, and we know that what we do really matters.

More than 10% of our Year 7 students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and we are proud of the difference that we make. In 2023, the school was rated the Sunday Times South East State School of the Year.


We are a short walk from central Reading and close to transport links. Reading is a diverse place to live with arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the town.

In order to conform with our Safer Recruitment process, all applicants must complete an application via our recruitment portal.

Links to the recruitment portal can be found on our website: https://www.reading-school.co.uk/vacancies

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact: hr@reading-school.co.uk


Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply for this job please visit www.reading-school.co.uk.