PE and Sports Coach Level 1 - Westvale Primary School - REF: APP076

Company overview

"Westvale Primary school is a happy and caring school. We have an excellent outdoor provision and facilities that will allow children to flourish. We believe education is a partnership between home and school and we work as a team Striving for Excellence and Caring for All. Ofsted rated our school as a good school during their visit in November 2021."

Key responsibilities for the role:

To work under direction and guidance providing PE, playtime, lunch time and after school support to staff and pupils, including the preparation and route maintenance of resources/equipment.

Main duties

Support for pupils

  • Support the development of the PE curriculum under the direction of the class teacher/PE Lead.
  • Assist with playtime and lunchtime sports activities that promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Further develop the already established high quality sports-based school clubs.
  • Undertake basic record keeping as directed including recording children’s university.
  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence.
  • To administer basic first aid where appropriately trained.

Support for teacher

  • Work collaboratively with the PE Lead to evidence and support applications for school sport accreditations.
  • Be organised, using own initiative, working well as part of a team, and acting as a role model.
  • Ensure or be responsible for the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Assist teaching staff with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils.
  • Provide minimal clerical/admin support e.g., photocopying, printing, displays etc., as required.
  • Support Inclusive practice.

Support for the school

  • Adopt the whole school behaviour for learning framework to enable all pupils and staff to work productively.
  • Work as part of a wider team of staff to enhance learning resources and plan collaboratively.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and feel valued, respecting their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic background.
  • Undertake personal development through training and other learning activities including performance management as required.

This is not a comprehensive list of all tasks which may be required by the post holder. It is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the work undertaken, commensurate with the grade.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Personal competencies:

The post holder should have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate daily in practice the school’s vision and ethos.
  • Have excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Understand the importance of high expectations across the school and follow all school policies.
  • Support pupils and members of staff in striving for success.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to any change in circumstances in order to maintain high outcomes.
  • Be positive and professional at all times.
  • Have excellent communication, ICT and organisational skills.
  • Follow the school’s Code of Conduct.

We can offer you:

  • Fantastic, eager children with a thirst for learning.
  • A dynamic, friendly staff who are passionate about raising standards and aspirations for all children.
  • A supportive and reflective Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body.
  • An opportunity to develop your career through effective CPD opportunities.
Education and Training GCSE qualification or equivalent in
Maths/numeracy and English/literacy
Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
Experience of working in a school
First Aid Training
Skills and abilities The ability to maintain stock records and maintain inventory systems
The ability to prepare equipment for lessons
ICT skills in use of Microsoft Office
Planning and organisational skills
Knowledge & experience Awareness and understanding of current Health & Safety Awareness and basic understanding of school curriculum
Personal qualities The ability to relate to and motivate staff, parents and pupils
The ability to listen to and understand others
Constant and consistent expectations of high standards
The ability to relate well to children and adults
Approach to work High motivation and professional commitment
A commitment to and understanding of equality of opportunity

Location: Westvale Primary School, Melverely Road, Kirkby, L32 0RQ
Contracted Hours:  30 Hours per week, term time only
Hourly rate of pay:  National Minimum Wage         
Closing date: 11 July, 2022

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