26 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Summer Term

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25878 to £28371 per year pro rata

Actual salary

75.13% (£19,442 - £21,315) (For candidates with less than 5 years employment in schools) 76.82% (£19,879 - £21,795) (For candidates with 5 years or more years employment in schools)

Pay scale

Grade 5 Scale point 15-20 HLTA contract

What skills and experience we're looking for

A rare, possibly unique, exciting career opportunity is available for the right person to join our friendly, co-operative and high-performing team as Sports Coach and Active Learning Lead.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, reliable and confident individual to be our sports coach in order to deliver a range of PE lessons, sporting activities and active learning activities across the curriculum to classes and smaller groups of children. These activities take place throughout the school day including at playtimes, children’s lunchbreaks and during after school clubs. Applicants should have relevant experience and/or qualifications to demonstrate their ability to deliver PE lessons as well as having excellent behaviour management skills. Our school is developing approaches to integrate active learning to meet all pupils’ needs by carefully adapting the planned curriculum across different subjects in such a way that all children get the same curriculum entitlement. This is part of the role.

The successful candidate will deliver PE, sports, play and active learning activities to children from ages 4 to 11. They must also be able to be patient, inspirational and inclusive in their work with pupils. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to be organised and pro-active and seek to forge good working relationships with parents and other staff working at Loxley and in other schools and agencies. Part of the role is also to evidence learning, share good practice with colleagues and keep records on pupil participation and progress. There will also be times when the successful candidate will be required to work at other friendly and welcoming local schools in the academy particularly Bradfield Dungworth Primary School however the great majority of time in the role will be spent at Loxley Primary School.

What the school offers its staff

Our school can offer you:

  • pupils who love PE
  • exceptionally well managed learning behaviours across school
  • experienced, able, friendly and co-operative colleagues
  • expansive and inspiring school grounds
  • a school ethos where we all aim high together

The role offers great opportunities for the successful candidate in terms of career and professional development at an outstanding school with a track record of providing outstanding physical learning opportunities for pupils. The job also offers some scope for the successful candidate to be innovative and take a degree of ownership over their duties whilst adhering to school policies. Roles like this do not come up very often at primary schools and we hope an ambitious, collegiate, hard-working and enthusiastic candidate is out there who can take on this role with gusto.

Candidates are warmly welcomed and strongly encouraged to come and look around our school.

Further details about the role

The successful candidate will also be responsible for supervising children at off-site sporting events and competitions. Working hours will be 8:30 to 3:30pm excluding the candidate’s breaks, Monday pm to Friday, term time only. Additional hours built in to the contract are allocated for out of hours sporting events e.g. after school clubs.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to equal opportunities, tackling disadvantage and safeguarding pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

Loxley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will also be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check. We are committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of the recruitment process. Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, Occupational Health assessment and satisfactory references.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to enquiries@loxley.sheffield.sch.uk

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About Loxley Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0114 2344510

Arranging a visit to Loxley Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiries@loxley.sheffield.sch.uk.

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