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  • Job start date

    5 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

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.

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About Driffield School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1361 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01377 232362

About Driffield School & Sixth Form Forward by Vicky Loftus (Headteacher) Thank you for your interest in working at Driffield School and Sixth Form. I hope that, after reading the information provided, you will feel not only encouraged to apply, but excited by the opportunities that Driffield has to offer. I have been a Senior Leader within The Education Alliance since 2013 and before moving to Driffield School’s senior team, I was a Trust Director working across the secondary schools within the trust. It was during this time that I had the opportunity to work with colleagues and students in Driffield and instantly felt a connection with the school and its community. In spring 2018, I moved to the school’s senior team full time so that I could be a key stakeholder in driving forward the school’s success. I was Deputy Headteacher for Curriculum and Standards, working very closely with Subject Leaders to develop curriculum and standards of teaching, before being appointed Headteacher in 2022. Driffield has the perfect comprehensive mix of students; they are a pleasure to teach and are our greatest asset. Many want to stay onto our Sixth Form due to its superb reputation. The number of students securing their first choice of university remains well above national average and we have many students who secure places at Russell group universities. I have no doubt that Driffield School will be an outstanding school, but this is not the driver for myself, our governors or staff. We want to provide a great education for every young person in our local area and this is our motivation. I have extremely high expectations of myself, staff and students. However, staff well-being is of utmost importance to us and everything we do is underpinned by our ‘Workload Charter’. At Driffield School and Sixth Form, we are extremely passionate about improving the life chances of our young people and we want all of our students to leave us with the best possible outcomes, a wide range of memorable experiences and an abundance of positive memories. I am proud to be the Headteacher leading the school through the next stage of its exciting journey and feel very lucky to lead a school with such amazing staff and students. Driffield offers a great opportunity for colleagues who are passionate about making a difference in an improving school and a supportive organisation. I would strongly encourage visits to the school. If you wish to take advantage of this, please contact Sue Lord, the school’s HR Manager at hr@driffieldschool.org.uk or by telephone on 01377 253631. This is undoubtedly an exciting time to join Driffield School & Sixth Form and the Education Alliance. We very much look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your interest in our school. About Driffield School & Sixth Form We are an 11-19 Comprehensive School with approximately 1,500 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 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. Driffield School and Sixth Form is a friendly and supportive school and we do everything we can to ensure that every individual child receives the care, support and guidance they need to thrive and be the best they can be. Our fantastic team of hardworking and caring staff are fundamental to this success and we invest heavily in professional development to enable our staff to flourish, continually develop and access in-house career opportunities. We have a long tradition of being an inclusive and supportive school and our aim is for all students and staff to enjoy learning, experience success and develop their full potential. Our Be Well Programme was introduced in September 2019 and provides a comprehensive package of well-being and mental health support for all our students, parents/caregivers and staff. Further details are available in the general details section below. Staff, governors, students and members of the community have worked together to create a new vision of the key qualities and values they would like to see in the school: Believe ● Achieve A proud and confident community: achieving success through trust and respectful relationships. As this dynamic new vision statement illustrates, it is an exciting time for the school which has enormous potential. The hard work of staff and students has resulted in a record number of the highest grades at Driffield School and Sixth Form in 2019. At A Level, 48% of our students achieved A* to B grades (a 14% increase on the previous year) and 78% A* to C grades. We are really proud of our students' efforts and achievements and this year saw a wonderful set of results for students who can now move successfully into employment, apprenticeships and further study in Higher Education after a 99.4% pass rate. The majority of our students gained their first choice of university with a high proportion securing a place at one of the prestigious Russell Group universities. A record number of students have also successfully graduated from our MEDSOC programme, securing a place to study medicine at university. At GCSE level in 2019, a record number of students achieved the highest grades. Our basics measure has improved for the fourth year running with 66% of students achieving at least a standard pass in both English and Maths and 43% achieving a strong pass or above in English and Maths. The number of students achieving grades 7 and above has doubled over the last two years. Over 50 grade 9s were awarded to students at Driffield School, putting them in the top 3% in the country. Our facilities have been designed to ensure the environment promotes learning and these include a purpose built Art and Technology building and a state of the art Performing Arts block. A £1.2 million investment has recently been completed to update the school’s North Building and the energy efficiencies this will create will be reinvested into teaching and learning. All our facilities are actively used by the local community outside school hours. We also have access to the East Riding Leisure Centre which is adjacent to the school site and is equipped with the latest fitness equipment for the benefit of staff and students. The school is also able to use residential facilities at Spiers Bank House, an ex-forestry commission house located near Pickering in the North York Moors. This provides a fantastic resource for the development of students’ outdoor experiences as well as personal development. Our school prospectus can be accessed here. Driffield is at the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds and has recently been named by The Times as one of the best places to live in the North of England. 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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