PE and Sports Specialist Teacher

Parkfield Primary School, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4RT

10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Main Pay Scale

PE and Sports Specialist Teacher job summary

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications and will be on the main pay scale.

Start date: Ideally 1st September 2022, however this could be extended to 1st January 2023 for the ideal candidate

Hours of work: Full time, however part time – 4 days a week, could be considered for the ideal candidate

The Role

Are you passionate about developing children’s interest in sport and inspiring all children to become active athletes in a school setting which truly values the discipline of PE in developing well-being and health?

Are you enthusiastic, versatile and looking for an opportunity to join a school community of collaborative and creative professionals, dedicated to giving all children great learning experiences?

If your answer to these two questions is “Yes” then this role may be for you.

We are looking for someone who has experience working with primary aged children with a passion for PE and Sports to

Develop the teaching of PE and Sports for all our pupils, and deliver high quality PE lessons across the school as part of PPA cover for class teachers
Work with our Inclusion Leader to provide opportunities for our SEND children to develop coordination and social skills, through individual and group sporting activities
Work with our Extended School Manager to ensure that the after-school sports activities offered are both fun and appropriate to the needs and age groups of the children taking part
Provide sporting experiences for all our pupils, organise and manage sporting teams, ensure that full advantage is made of all opportunities to take part in sporting events and activities with local schools after school
Play an important part in the support of our children during lunch times, ensuring that all children have opportunities for a successful play break, encouraging positive behaviour and organising activities and games as needed.
Provide cover for class teachers across the school on a short-term basis; taking responsibility for agreed learning activities for whole classes, monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on their achievement, progress and development
Work alongside teachers to develop their knowledge and confidence in PE
The Person

The successful candidate will work well as part of a team, be supportive, nurturing and understanding and will be able to demonstrate:

a keen interest and/or experience of teaching class PE to primary school children
the ability to inspire and motivate primary age children, making learning exciting and a positive experience
the ability to deliver lessons to a whole class
a range of behaviour management skills with the ability to establish rapport within a classroom with high expectations of learning and behaviour
self-motivation and initiative
excellent organisational skills and good time management
excellent communication, numeracy and literacy skills
relevant qualifications or experience including being a keen sportsperson
Previous experience teaching PE within a primary school setting is desirable

An important aspect of the post will be organising and taking children to sporting events and fixtures after the school day.

We can offer the successful candidate:

A happy school with wonderful children
A friendly and supportive staff team
High expectations, yet caring ethos which focuses on the development of the whole child
The chance to help us make a difference
Parkfield School is a two class entry primary school situated in Taunton, the county town of Somerset.

Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches, caves, moors, a beautiful stretch of coastline, the unique Somerset Levels, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a National Park, Exmoor. As well as historic villages and bustling market towns, all containing rich heritage and legend.

Parkfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required of the successful candidate.

Closing date: 9am Friday 8th July 2022

Interviews: Thursday 14th July 2022

To arrange a visit to come and meet us, and to learn more about this exciting role, please contact the school office on 01823 282125

Please apply by using a SCC application form. An application form and job description can be downloaded below or from the school website.

Parkfield Primary School, Parkfield Road, Taunton TA1 4RT

Tel: 01823 282125

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About Parkfield Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
416 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Parkfield is a popular and well-respected school with excellent facilities serving a wide community. It is set in extensive grounds in a residential area close to the centre of Taunton.
The school has a highly committed, experienced and loyal team of staff, supportive parents and an effective governing body.
Parkfield is renowned for, and very proud of, its wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including music, sports and residential trips.

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