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Head of Mathematics

We are seeking to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to lead our Maths Department following an internal promotion.  The ideal applicant will be able to teach to CE and Scholarship level.  The candidate should be able to stimulate and inspire children of different ability levels, and to contribute generally to the life of this outstanding boarding school.

 

The Maths Department

 

The department is currently staffed by eight teachers of Maths, excluding the Pre-Prep. Most children take Common Entrance at the end of Year 8, and many are entered for scholarships to leading public schools.  The Department has for many years delivered outstanding results in both areas.

 

Outline of Post and Responsibilities

 

  • The successful applicant will join the school in September 2018. 
  • The post is full-time.

 

The post holder is expected to:

 

  • Oversee the work of the department as a whole, providing clear direction and inspiration.
  • Plan and deliver stimulating lessons.
  • Work co-operatively with other team members in the department on planning, organising the curriculum and departmental events and issues.
  • Refer to the programmes of study and schemes of work that are in place and take a lead in their development as appropriate.
  • Plan individual lessons appropriate to the needs, interests, experience and existing knowledge of the pupils in the classes taught.
  • Liaise with Pre-Prep, Learning Support and EAL staff as appropriate.
  • Mark and assess pupils’ work effectively and record accurately their development, progress and attainment.
  • Adhere to the school’s policies as contained in the Staff Handbook.
  • Maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom environment.
  • Undertake professional development as required.

 

Proposed HOD Duties

 

  • The main role of the Head of Maths is to oversee and develop the work of the Department.  This is to be done through:
  • encouraging high teaching standards and acting as a role model to colleagues in and out of the classroom.  This should include regular inter-departmental lesson observation involving all members of the department.  Intra-departmental observation should also be encouraged;
  • supporting the other members of the department in maintaining high standards;
  • ensuring that all members of the department share an understanding of what constitutes effective maths teaching and that this is consistently implemented.  This must include the awareness that learning should be pleasurable and exciting;
  • appraising members of the department in accordance with the school policy;
  • introducing useful initiatives in the department and encouraging and assisting initiatives from other members of the department;
  • providing members of the department with information on suitable training courses;
  • developing and overseeing the delivery of the Departmental Handbook, including the Scheme of Work and Development Plan;
  • assisting the Senior Deputy in the deployment of teachers in the department to classes;
  • disseminating information to members of the department concerning external curriculum developments, especially Common Entrance and Scholarship exams; keeping aware of such developments and taking opportunities to learn from other schools through formal and informal contacts, conferences and the like;
  • chairing regular departmental meetings;
  • overseeing the department’s setting and marking of internal exams and the writing of reports and other assessments, in conjunction with the Director of Studies, Assessment Co-ordinator and other members of the department;
  • ensuring the proper preparation of Common Entrance candidates and academic scholars;
  • analysing pupil performance throughout the year and in internal and external exams (and other forms of assessment) to identify strengths and weaknesses and acting upon that information;
  • liaising closely with the Learning Support Co-ordinator to ensure children with learning difficulties are identified and supported both in and out of mainstream lessons;
  • liaising effectively with other HoDs;
  • overseeing and developing all the department’s educational resources.  This will include submitting an annual budget bid to the Bursar;
  • The Head of Maths must be available to communicate with parents, governors, feeder/senior schools and other groups or individuals on departmental matters.  S/he will report annually to the Headmaster and Governors, through the Senior Deputy, on the work of the department.
  • The Staff Handbook contains the Job Description of “Heads of Department”.  This is subject to change and is part of the contract of each Head of Department.

 

Additional Duties

 

The successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution to the wider life of the school.  This will include activities, tutoring and games, for example.

 

Remuneration

 

Port Regis has its own salary scale, details of which will be discussed at interview. Salaries will be enhanced by a generous allowance for staff who play a full part in the life of this busy boarding school. Accommodation, with boarding duties, may be available for the right candidate.

 

Application procedure

 

If you feel you can meet the requirements of the post, I would be delighted to hear from you.

 

In the first instance, please submit your CV setting out qualifications and experience to our HR Manager, Mrs Louisa Spicer at lbs@portregis.com at your earliest convenience and by 20th February 2018. Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete an application form; a hand-written letter of application; and a recent photograph.

Interviews are due to take place on Tuesday 27th February 2018. Please read the Explanatory Notes and Child Protection Policy in conjunction with your application.

 

SL Ilett

Headmaster

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Application Form PDF Application Form Word
Explanatory Notes
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

ICT Support Analyst

Job Description: ICT Support Analyst

We are seeking to appoint a full-time ICT Support Analyst (either an apprentice or recent graduate) to start in April 2018:

Key Purpose

To provide 1st & 2nd line support to users of the School ICT and Audio Visual facilities and to assist in the delivery of ICT solutions that support the aims of the School. Responsible to the ICT Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Install, monitor and maintain the network infrastructure (Internet, Wireless and Local Area Network).

  • Install, monitor and maintain Servers & Appliances (physical & virtual).

  • Install, monitor and maintain core software/hybrid systems (e.g. print services, Digital Signage).

  • Maintain service contract information and initiate utilisation where appropriate.

  • Participate in, and contribute technical or operational knowledge in change management processes (e.g. adding new network infrastructure, recommending systems, highlighting risks).

Administrative, Operational & Leadership Functions

  • Provides leadership to 1st line support staff (Gap Students/Staff) by disseminating information through coaching, advising and mentoring as directed by the ICT Manager.

  • Lead and supervise IT projects as directed by the ICT Manager.

  • Work with and guide contractors and consultants to complete projects.

  • Provide training and procedural documentation for Staff and others within the department.

  • Monitor and report on compliance with contract terms and conditions (e.g. Licenses / support contracts).

  • Maintain inventory of IT assets, and assess assets for disposal/recycling.

  • Contribute to, and maintain all documentation as directed by the ICT Manager (e.g. Problem resolution Information, Implementation Plans).

  • Provide cover for the ICT Manager as necessary.

  • Occasional out of hours work availability, evenings or at weekends, may be required from time to time.

Professional Development

  • Participate in the School CPD procedures.

  • Participate in training (technical and non-technical), as agreed with the ICT manager.

  • Participate in team meetings and discussions.

  • Participate in user groups and committees as directed by the ICT manager.

  • Attend relevant meetings, seminars and training with external organisations as directed by the ICT Manager.

Marketing

  • Support the marketing department in the development of social media platforms and website data analysis eg Goggle Analytics.

Remuneration Package

  • Annual salary will be commensurate with market rates.

  • 5.6 weeks paid holiday per annum.

  • All meals during working hours when the kitchens are in operation (ie term time and some of holiday period).

  • Free membership to Motcombe Park Sports Centre and Golf Club.

  • Single accommodation may be available for the right candidate.

Application Procedure

If you feel you can meet the requirements of the post, and would like to apply, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please complete the Application Form and submit it to Mrs Louisa Spicer, HR Manager together with a hand-written covering letter and a summary of your educational philosophy. Please also read the accompanying documents below.

Closing Date: Monday 19th February 2018.

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

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Download Explanatory Notes (pdf)

Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

 

 

Part-time Swimming Teacher

Motcombe Park Sports centre is looking for a dynamic ASA or STA Level Two qualified swimming teacher to join our dedicated team to teach children and adults. Monday to Saturday. Excellent rates of pay offered. To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to kk@portregis.com

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:  Swimming Teacher

 

Responsible to: Duty Manager.

 

MAIN PURPOSE

To be responsible for the teaching of public swimming lessons in accordance with the standards laid down by the School and Sports Centre Management.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

1.      Ensure Adults and children are taught at a level that is appropriate to their age and ability.

2.      To undertake accurately any administration required of the post

3.      To ensure standards of safety and customer care are adhered to as laid down in the Centre’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan.

 

POST OBJECTIVES

4.      To ensure that all equipment to be used during the lesson is collected and ready before the start of the lesson.

5.      To undertake registers at the start of each session and advise the swimming co-ordinator of children not registered.

6.       Ensure you are up to date on any new teaching methodology as published by the Amateur Swimming Association.

7.      To advise the Centre Manager of any equipment required to assist in teaching of lessons.

8.      To assess children for grading of lessons as advised by the swimming co-ordinator.  Ensuring children are placed in correct lesson in relation to age and ability.

9.      Liaise with other teachers and parents.

10. To undertake other such duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.

11. To comply with any statutory requirements for example the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.

 

Rates of pay will be discussed as part of the recruitment procedure. 

 

To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to kk@portregis.com

Candidates short-listed for interview are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of their formal application.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

 

 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

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Download Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (pdf)

 

 

GAP Year

Gap Year Vacancies

Looking for a rewarding way to spend your Gap Year before continuing with your studies? Perhaps a year at Port Regis may be the answer….

THE GAP YEAR STUDENTS

The bustling Common Room is augmented each year by 4-5 male and 8-9 female Gap Year students from the Southern Hemisphere, who join in January.  We also have a Music GAP Assistant, who is also likely to come from south of the Equator! In addition we have a French Assistant. The social life at school is enhanced by the presence of the GAPs and a number of young Sports Hall staff.

The Gap Years are assigned to a boarding house and occasionally to a department where the GAP may have particular interests or strengths, such as IT, Technology (Electronics, CAD/CAM and simple robotics), Art and Design, or Woodwork, and he/she assists during lesson time and may do some teaching. All Gaps help with games in the afternoons (including matches on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and with hobbies supervision in the evenings. All GAPS are assigned to boarding houses where they work on certain evenings, and often provide overnight cover.  All GAPs are involved on weekend activities. Weekend activities are a major part of the GAP role (and are great fun).

When not involved in boarding duties, the local pub/restaurant close to the school is a popular haunt of the Port Regis Gaps and  members of staff. There is a full and varied weekend activity programme which is organised largely by the Gaps in conjunction with the member of staff who co-ordinates their timetables. There is, of course, free time during the week and at weekends, but the Gaps are expected to work hard and make a full commitment to the well-being and happiness of the children who think of the Gaps rather as older brothers and sisters.

Accommodation is provided in comfortable and well furbished single rooms for all GAPS, either within the Boarding House or elsewhere on the School grounds with access to a welcoming sitting room. The job is great fun and hugely rewarding. This could be the perfect way to spend your Gap Year.

BOARDING HOUSES

Each Gap is assigned to a boarding house. We have a senior boys' house, Prichard Hall, a senior girls' house, Grosvenor Hall, and three houses within the Mansion (called Stalbridge, Huxley and Talbot) where the younger children sleep. Each house has Houseparents.  The Head of Baording, her assistant and the Senior Master have overall charge and care of the Gaps.

The duties include all aspects of caring for the children: supervising washing, sorting clean clothes, mending, finding lost clothing and giving cuddles. There is approximately 2 hours off each day, and depending on whether the GAP is on call overnight during the week; either a half day or whole day off per week and alternate weekends (excluding the beginning and end of term). The School day starts at 8.15 am and each GAP has an individual time table to work with so as to reduce any confusion!

'Life as a Gap at PR' - by Will (2008)

When I arrived at Port Regis it was a lot to take in. I was on the other side of the world, it was 2 degrees and I knew that I would be spending the whole year here along with these other 11 new gappies who I was yet to meet. But somehow it all turned out fine as we were all introduced and before long were throwing around the banter and started bonding that would form some of the best friendships in my life to date.

As a gap, I was based in the IT department which, to be fair, was not me at all, but after a week of the routine I quickly slotted into the day-to-day running of things. I also did a lot of cover, substituting in lessons for absent staff, which I really enjoyed as it gave me a chance to get to know more kids around the school.

I worked in 'Stalbridge' house, which is the littlest kids, and man have they got some serious energy! I would work in there two nights a week and would always take part in the royal rumbles, dorm cricket and particularly hot chocolate nights.

The staff at the school and the atmosphere they created for me was one of the hardest things to leave behind. Within weeks you began to know most of the staff and would be involved with them in the day to day running of the school; Whether it’s coaching sport or playing them in the Wednesday night Staff vs Gaps 6 a side football derby!

My Gap year at Port Regis, without a doubt, was the best year of my life so far and I would recommend it in a second to anyone.

APPLICATION

To apply, please contact Tutors Worldwide www.tutorsworldwide.org who will carry out the selection procedure. Once you have received notification from Tutors Worldwide that you have been offered a GAP placement at Port Regis, you are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of the formal application.

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

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Lifeguard- Motcombe Park Sports Centre

Motcombe Park Sports Centre

 

Thank you so much for your interest in the post of Lifeguard at Motcombe Park Sports Centre.  Please find below details of the position.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:   Lifeguard

 

Salary:  To be confirmed

 

Responsible to:  Duty Manager

 

MAIN PURPOSE

To ensure the safety of swimmers and members alike through policing and enforcement of Motcombe Park Sports Centre policy and procedure.

 

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES

1.       To ensure standards of safety and customer care are adhered to as laid down in the Centre’s Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan.

2.       To lifeguard the swimming pool in accordance with the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

3.       To ensure that all areas of the Centre are maintained to the required standard of cleanliness.

4.       Any activities undertaken during working hours are completed only when appropriate health and safety training has been received.

 

POST OBJECTIVE

1.       Lifeguard the swimming pool in accordance with the Safety in Swimming document and the RLSS Guidelines.

2.       Ensure that all rescue equipment is maintained and positioned correctly during opening times.

3.       Ensure that all lifesaving skills are maintained to the current NPLQ standards.

4.       To undertake general cleaning duties as directed by the Duty Manager.

5.       To ensure that all swimmers are in receipt of a valid membership card or are a guest of a current member.

6.       To coach or teach relevant to qualifications.

7.       To undertake other such duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with level of the post.

8.       To comply with statutory requirements for example the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.

 Rates of pay will be discussed as part of the recruitment procedure. 

 

To apply, in the first instance, please send a current CV and covering letter to kk@portregis.com

Candidates short-listed for interview are required to complete the below Application Form and read the below documentation as part of their formal application.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager 

 

 

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times.  If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

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Flute Teacher

Our thriving Music Department is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring flute teacher able to teach approximately 5 hours per week (including a half hour flute group) from April. There may be the opportunity for increasing these hours in the future. The ability to accompany pupils, both in lessons and for exams, would be a considerable asset although not a necessity. The successful candidate will be someone whose teaching methods are founded on the principles of the ‘classical’ tradition, but with a keen awareness for the best of popular and ‘fun’ repertoire. We would hope to learn about your teaching methods and enthusiasms in a letter of application.

Music is an important aspect of life at Port Regis and pupils are expected to practise regularly; a reward programme exists to reward pupils for effective practice. Most pupils are prepared for examinations and we currently enter candidates for the Associated Board and Trinity exam boards. Advanced pupils regularly enter for scholarships to senior schools and it is expected that teachers will ensure they are prepared fully for auditions. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the Flute Group, including selecting appropriate repertoire and liaising with the Director of Music each term to plan concert and assembly performances. The school has a policy of involving children in ensembles as early as possible by providing simplified parts. A full time assistant can produce these using the Sibelius programme if required.

Port Regis strives to ensure that pupils follow a structured instrumental curriculum with a strong foundation including the teaching of notation, sight reading and aural. Creativity within this framework is encouraged including improvisation and composition.

The school has an outstanding music facility with large teaching rooms, a good number of practice rooms and a superb Recital Hall. Pupils regularly perform in assemblies and at school concerts, including outside of school. There is a strong extra-curricular provision including two orchestras, five choirs and many other ensembles.

 

Essential Qualities

 

  • A strong foundation in Flute technique with appropriate qualifications.

  • Ability to work within a highly professional, dedicated team of musicians/teachers.

  • A cheerful, reliable personality with good organisation skills.

  • Ability to rehearse the Flute Group

  • Experience of successfully preparing children for music exams

  • Ability and experience of coaching pupils for concert performances and exams. Where appropriate, support applicants for Music Scholarships to Senior Schools.

  • Wide ranging knowledge of child-friendly flute repertoire



Preferred Qualities
 

  • An ability to adapt styles of teaching to suit individual pupils.

  • An ability to accompany pupils competently is an advantage though not a necessity.

  • Performing experience in orchestras or bands.

 

The visiting music teachers come from a wide area and are experienced in both teaching and performing. Most are very highly qualified. Many teach children of a similar age in other schools or privately. All teachers are well qualified to teach their main instrument up to Grade 8 at least.

Teachers are expected to teach each pupil for one 30 minute lesson per week throughout the advertised school year and provide reports as necessary.

 

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURE

 

If you feel you can meet the requirements of the post, Please submit: a completed application form; a letter of application; a CV if you wish to; and a recent photograph of yourself, to arrive no later than Friday 26th January 2018.   Please also read the accompanying documents below.

 

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager

lbs@portregis.com

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Application Form PDF Application Form Word
Explanatory Notes
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Sous Chef

We are looking to appoint a Sous Chef who is passionate about food and willing to be part of a well-established friendly team to work 40 hours per week. This full time position is for 52 weeks per year, working on a rota with the benefit of straight shifts, only one weekend in four, giving a great work/life balance. NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and Food Hygiene Certificate is required.

 

KEY TASKS:

To act as deputy to the Head Chef when they he/she is absent assuming all responsibilities and duties pertaining to that role.

Ensure that appropriate methods of cooking and presentation are used to maintain the highest standards of production and service.

Ensure that legal and school regulations regarding hygiene, health and safety are complied with.

Assist with maintaining the goods received procedure to ensure statutory and quality standards are adhered to.

Assist with the monitoring of production and wastage.

Promote a friendly working relationship with colleagues.

Promote a good image to customers and guests and use positive customer service practices.

Assist with the implementation of cleaning schedules to agreed standards.  Assist in pre-service briefing of colleagues with regard to dish content, portion sizes, service utensils and accompaniments.

To prepare all food with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements: for example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies.

To undertake occasional duties outside the normal routine but within the scope of the position and the department’s activities.

Assist the Head Chef and Catering Supervisor with identifying training needs and promoting training.

 

IRREGULAR DUTIES:

To assist, as required, at special functions, some of which may occur outside normal working hours,

To report any complaint or compliment and take action if at all possible.

To report any incident of accident, fire, theft, loss, damage and take action as may be appropriate or possible.

To attend meetings and courses, as required.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

Please contact James Franco (Head Chef) in the first instance on 01747 857894 or by email (catering@portregis.com).  Early contact is encouraged.

If you wish to make a formal application, please submit: a completed application form; a letter of application; a CV if you wish to; and a recent photograph of yourself, to arrive no later than Friday 26th January 2018.   Please also read the accompanying documents below.

Louisa Spicer

HR Manager

lbs@portregis.com

The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons, for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, s/he must report any concerns to the school’s Child Protection Officer or to the Headmaster.

Application Form PDF Application Form Word
Explanatory Notes
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy