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  • Job start date

    5 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,340 pro rata per annum to £30,172 pro rata per annum

Actual salary

£9,477 to £14,784 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

The PE team, plays a key part of the life of our school and we will give you training and mentor support in school for this exciting new opportunity. Our moto is ‘work hard and be nice to people’ and the school was recently described by Ofsted as a ‘friendly and happy place’ (2020). We are genuinely committed to our students and our staff, and we do everything we can to ensure every child receives the care and guidance they need to thrive.

Driffield School is based in the heart of the bucolic Yorkshire Wolds and is easily accessible from local towns and cities (with commutes of 20 minutes from Beverley, 30 minutes from Scarborough and 40 minutes from York or Hull). We are proud of our school and would welcome the opportunity to give you a tour, so please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Sanders (HR Assistant) on 01377 232362 or by email viahr@driffieldschool.org.ukif you would like to visit or find out more about this exciting opportunity.

We are looking for individuals who are hardworking and versatile, love working with young people and have a passion for sports, ideally with a degree or equivalent qualification in PE or Sports Science. You will be committed to ensuring every individual child has a positive experience when taking part in PE activities. We’re also looking for the following:

  • Positive and motivated with a ‘can do’ approach
  • Specialist sports area of expertise (for example netball) to enable you to coach our young people in this area
  • Great team player
  • Full driving licence as Midas training will be required to enable the successful candidate to drive students in a minibus to fixtures and events.

What the school offers its staff

  • An induction programme and continued investment in training and development, with access to coaching and mentoring, career and professional development
  • Access to teacher training via Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training
  • Opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities with for example, our PE and Performing Arts teams.
  • Corporate membership to the East Riding Leisure gyms, saving over 25% on membership costs at Driffield’s Leisure Centre.
  • Well-being support including discounted East Riding gym membership; free annual flu vaccinations; refund of the cost of the annual NHS prescription prepayment certificate; access to a free employee assistance scheme 24/7 with advice on a wide range of practical issues ranging from legal information and consumer issues to specialist counselling.
  • Financial incentives including a cycle to work scheme offering discounted bike purchase, affordable loans and savings available through the Salary Finance Scheme
  • Opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider
  • Access toTeacherPerks.co.uk– discounts from a wide range of organisations

Further details about the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our PE team as a PE Instructor. You should have a passion for sports and for sharing this engagement with our young people. This role will support our lunchtime and extra-curricular activities, linking in and developing wider connections with clubs and events in the local area. You will coach our students in PE practical sessions in your area of expertise and a specialist knowledge of netball, hockey and fitness would be a distinct advantage. Also, a knowledge of the Sports Leaders award would be beneficial as this role will be responsible for training our students to become the sports leaders of the future.

The role will start on 5 September 2023 and will run for 12 months until 31 August 2024. Your working hours will be 16 hours each week over four days during the school term. The start and finish times will vary according to the fixtures and activities taking place after school and the ability to work after school hours with flexibility is essential, as fixtures can be arranged at short notice. The usual hours would be from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm. This role could be combined with a casual instructor role providing cover for staff absence and please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you would like to discuss this with us further.

Your salary will be on the unqualified teacher/instructor pay scale which is from £19,340 pro rata per annum to £30,172 pro rata per annum. Your actual salary will be from £9,477 per annum to £14,784 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience.

Commitment to safeguarding

Driffield School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment and we undertake an online check, in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance.

The Education Alliance’s Child Protection Policy can be accessed at: https://theeducationalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Child-Protection-Policy.pdf and Driffield School and Sixth Form’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed at: Microsoft Word – Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy September 2023 (driffieldschool.net)

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About Driffield School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1406 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01377 232362

We are an 11-19 Comprehensive School with approximately 1,350 students on roll. We are part of The Education Alliance, a growing multi-academy trust, currently consisting of South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, Malet Lambert School, Driffield School and Sixth Form, The Snaith School, Hunsley Primary School, North Cave Church of England Primary School, Howden Junior School, Wilberfoss Church of England Primary School and Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training. We are here to make great schools and happier, stronger communities so that people have better lives. We do this by always doing what is right, trusting each other and standing shoulder to shoulder and doing what we know makes the difference. Doing what is right means always acting with integrity, in the interests of others and being honest, open and transparent.

We are proud of our school and welcome the opportunity to show prospective staff, who are interested in any current vacancies, around the site.

Arranging a visit to Driffield School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email laura.sanders@driffieldschool.org.uk.

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