Sports Coach

Harris Primary Academy Orpington, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LZ

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2022

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Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 4 (Outer London): £23,400-£25,128 FTE

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Sports Coach job summary

Passionate about inspiring young people? Join us in inspiring the lively little learners at Harris Primary Academy Orpington as a PE Coach.

Our dedicated team provides a supportive network both onsite as well as support across the Federation to ensure all our staff feel encouraged to do their best. You will be part of a community of dedicated, friendly staff standing by and upholding its mission in creating and maintaining a supportive and thriving learning environment.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Your role will be:

Teach primary-age children the PE curriculum, including dance and gymnastics.
Plan, prepare, deliver and assess 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.
Ensure all equipment associated with the PE session is correctly set up, maintained, stored and returned on completion of the PE session.
Establish constructive relationships and communicate with external agencies as required.
Be responsible for agreed enrichment activities.
To ensure all students identified for support are given every opportunity to access the curriculum.
To highlight each student’s learning needs to the class teacher and agree how they will be supported in lessons.
Monitor identified students in lessons, providing teachers with feedback on participation and progress.
Support identified students to engage with the learning objectives set for the lesson.
Use the Academy’s behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment.
Maintain records of students’ progress in relation to their targets.
Contribute to evaluation, review and target setting of provision maps.
To support teachers in creating a positive learning environment.
To join a curriculum team and be responsible for the organisation of resources linked to that team.
To supervise students as part of playground duties.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

GCSE qualification (or equivalent) in English and Maths – Grade C or above
UKCC Level 2 Qualified (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
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to use own initiative
Effective team worker
Ability to work in a flexible way
Ability to show sensitivity in complex situations
Good organisational skills
Aspirations to raise own academic achievement in the future

Safeguarding Notice
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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. 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.

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About Harris Primary Academy Orpington

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
345 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number
01689 830383

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a 2 form entry primary academy, also encompassing an attached specialist provision for 20 pupils with high levels of special educational needs, serving an enriched and diverse community.

The academy is set within extensive playing fields and has a gymnasium, three playgrounds and woodland, which staff make full use of to deliver the curriculum.

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