Early years, KS1, KS2, Physical education, Primary
Grade 4 Point 7 (Inner London): £20,319.66 actual salary (based on £24,279 FTE)
Passionate about education? Join us at Harris Primary Free School Peckham. We are looking to recruit a dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic HLTA/Sports Coach to our strong and supportive team.
As sports coach, your main responsibilities will include:
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our central team or in one of our 50 academies.
- Teaching primary-age children the PE curriculum, including dance and gymnastics.
- Planning, preparing, delivering and assessing a range of CPD lessons, PPA cover, extra-curricular club sessions and other related programmes, all designed to enhance the school’s PE and Sporting culture.
- Ensuring all equipment associated with the PE session is correctly set up, maintained, stored and returned on completion of the PE session.
- Establishing constructive relationships and communicate with external agencies as required.
- Ensuring all students identified for support are given every opportunity to access the curriculum.
- Using the Academy’s behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment.
- Maintaining records of students’ progress in relation to their targets.
- Contributing to evaluation, review and target setting of provision maps.
- Supporting teachers in creating a positive learning environment.
- Supervising students as part of playground duties.
What we are looking for
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. You will need:
Ideally, you will also hold a recognised safeguarding and protecting children qualification (e.g. sports coach UK workshop) and a first aid qualification.
- GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths at Grade C or above
- UKCC Level 2 qualification (or higher) in any sport or appropriate equivalent qualification
- HLTA qualification
- Experience of delivering sport coaching sessions to young people aged between 5 and 11 in a school environment
- Recognised safeguarding and protecting children qualification (e.g. sports coach UK workshop) First AID qualification
- Knowledge of the PE National Curriculum and ability to deliver the curriculum through sport
- The ability to encourage and inspire young people through sport Energy and enthusiasm to improve the learning of all students
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
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In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website for more information.
Applying for the job
Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.More on how to apply (opens in new tab)
Free School, ages 4 to 11
259 pupils enrolled
4 to 11
About Harris Primary Free School Peckham
Harris Primary Free School Peckham opened in 2012 to meet the demand for high quality primary school places in Southwark, and now educates children from Reception to Year 6. The school has a community that predominantly originate from Latin American countries and so has a high percentage of children with English as an Additional language. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education. We are an academy that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development, and planned career progression. We are a resilient team of ordinary individuals who genuinely enjoy working together to create excellent life chances for pupils within a challenging context, and we have an opportunity for you to join us.
By growing slowly but steadily, we are able to give every one of our 330 children a great deal of personal attention. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education.
As well as focusing on helping our pupils become confident readers, writers and mathematicians, we will also be ensuring that, as our pupils progress through the school there is a range of music, drama and sporting activities for them to choose from.
We are proud to be part of a vibrant and supportive international community and are keen that parents and families play an active part in our school life. Our building is smart and modern, and we are fortunate enough to have a lovely playground and excellent equipment and facilities.
In April 2017, Ofsted judged our academy to be Good, reflecting the commitment that everyone in our community has to ensure that every child fulfills their potential.
Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Every lesson at our school will be creative and there will be plenty of time for children to think, to play, to discover and wonder.
Each child will be taught in the way that suits them best and we will step in quickly if a change is needed. For some children, this might involve one-to-one support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.
Our school will be relaxed and comfortable but pupils will know that good behaviour is expected of them. They will be frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for being kind, hard-working and well-behaved.
We want the school to feel friendly and welcoming and will always make sure that every pupil has at least one friend. Our children will be taught to respect each other and their teachers.