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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Physical education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
up to £42,957 per annum

Job summary

With an exceptional reputation both locally and nationally, Reigate College focuses on outstanding teaching, learning and support to make it one of the best sixth form colleges in the country. Graded outstanding by Ofsted, the College is a great place to work and study, with an active and supportive community ethos at the heart of everything it does.

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking teacher to join the Physical Education and Sport Department. The post is available on a permanent, full-time basis from 1 September 2021. The full-time teaching contact time at Reigate College is 22.75 hours per week.

Our ideal person will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in delivering the highest standards and achieving outstanding results. The post holder must be confident in the use of information technology in all aspects of their work.

The post would equally suit an experienced teacher or a newly qualified teacher.

The Department

The Department is housed in the purpose-built Sports Centre. The complex includes a large Sports Hall, smaller Sports Hall and a Gym. All classrooms are fully equipped with access to desktop computers. The Department also has access to Tennis Courts on site and three Football pitches and a Rugby pitch off-site at the College’s local playing fields.

The College firmly believes in promoting sporting opportunities to students and attracts students who represent their county and country at various sports including: athletics, badminton, golf, gymnastics, martial arts and swimming. The College has a number of sports teams including: men’s football, women’s football, netball, hockey, men’s rugby, women’s rugby and basketball.

The Department consists of ten other teachers who work in a collaborative style, contributing to central teaching resources. The Department is supported by the Sports Coordinator, who carries out technician duties as required. Students regularly progress onto university courses for Physical Education, Sport, Sports Science, Sports Management, Sports Development, Coaching and Teaching.


The Department offers the following courses:

• A Level Physical Education
• BTEC Level 2/3 Sport (both as single and double width qualifications)
• BTEC Level 2/3 Public Services
• Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Exercise)
• Level 3 Personal Training

The Department also operates a number of ‘Plus’ classes, designed to improve student performance as part of the timetabled periods.

The post holder would be expected to be able to teach on the A Level Physical Education and BTEC Sport courses. The ability to teach Public Services would be an advantage.


The salary for this post is up to £42,957 per annum.


Full details and an application form can be downloaded from our website (www.reigate.ac.uk/job-vacancies) or found in the Supporting Documents section of this page. Applicants are asked to complete and return the application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 10 May 2021.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

• Why you are applying for the post
• A Level Physical Education/BTEC Level 2/3 Sport results (A*-B or equivalent grades, retention, value added), preferably for the past three years or for NQTs, evidence of an outstanding placement, particularly with regard to the standard of teaching and learning
• Particular strengths, experiences and interests that you would bring to this post
• Which Sports you play regularly and to what level
• Whether you have the ability to coach any team sports
• Evidence of your ability to work as part of a team in a flexible and professional manner
• What you are able to bring to College life outside of your teaching commitment
• Which courses you have experience of delivering
• Whether you are able to offer BTEC Public Services

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applying for the job


Full details and an application form can be downloaded from our website (www.reigate.ac.uk/job-vacancies) or found in the Supporting Documents section of this page. Applicants are asked to complete and return the application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 10 May 2021.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

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School size
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Age range
16 to 19
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About Reigate College

About the College

We are a mixed, non-selective, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey and provide outstanding education to around 2,500 16-19 year old students each year. Students consistently achieve excellent results and are well-prepared for the next stage in their lives, whether that is university, employment or apprenticeship.

We have an exceptional reputation both locally and nationally and have been graded 'outstanding' since 2005. We are consistently one of the very highest performing colleges in the country with a simple mission, to provide “high quality education in a supportive community.”

Values and Vision

The College is a great place to work and study, with an active and supportive community ethos embedded into everything we do. We work closely with the local community and have a strong sense of collaboration within the staff, who set high expectations of students, but always in a fully supportive and welcoming environment.

We are inclusive and work closely with students to develop the necessary independent learning skills to be successful in life. We place a strong emphasis on preparing students for the pathway of their choice and they have the opportunity to select dedicated Tutorials in the second year that reflect their preferred options.


The College offers over 50 different courses including A Levels and BTECs. The College is placed in the top 10% for A Level value added and success rates (achievement and retention) and our BTEC results are one of the highest in the country. Our value added for disadvantaged students also outperforms the national average for advantaged students.

Supporting students is critical. Therefore, each course is allocated ‘Plus’ support sessions as part of teaching allocations. This provides additional opportunities to enhance student performance, without staff needing to give up their free time.

College Staff

The Principal, Nick Clark is supported by the Senior Leadership Team and wider Senior Management Team. We employ over 250 teaching and support staff who are committed to providing sixth form education at its best, both in terms of results and in the development of students as responsible citizens.


We have an extensive wellbeing support programme for both staff and students. The Director (Mental Health and Wellbeing) is assisted by a team of Wellbeing Mentors who work closely with the College community. Staff enjoy wellbeing days at the end of each term, designed to maintain a healthy work-life balance and students are encouraged to take part in some of the 50 plus extra-curricular and enrichment activities offered for free each week.


We offer a modern, university-style campus that provides dedicated facilities for departments and students to work in. All members of staff have an allocated workspace in departmental offices, in addition to social space in the central College staffroom. The buildings and facilities are constantly being upgraded and the IT infrastructure compliments the ambition for students to spend concerted amounts of time on campus completing independent work, with almost one-to-one provision of devices for students and laptops for teaching staff.


We are a designated National Teaching School, recognising our outstanding teacher training programme (in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University), innovative teaching and learning and exceptional results.

We are part of a sixth form college consortium, S7 (www.s7colleges.com), which provides excellent continued professional development opportunities for all staff.

Staff Benefits and Incentives

• On-site parking for staff
• Free use of the on-site gym
• Free staff activities including: yoga, football, spinning and bridge
• Free tea, coffee, sparkling water, biscuits and half termly treats
• Free summer and Christmas meals
• Access to Mental Health First Aider
• Free confidential counselling service through Dorking Health Care
• Termly staff socials
• Staff wellbeing days and activities
• Large, modern staff room
• Department workrooms
• Discounts with local retailers and services
• The College participates in the cycle to work scheme (Cyclescheme)
• Free eye tests for employees who use video displays for more than 3.5 hours per day (Smart Employee Eyecare)
• Free vitamin C tablets
• Free annual flu jabs
• Free College drink bottle (BPA free)

School location

Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD

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