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PE and School Sports Specialist - Full-time

Parkside Community Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2607-159S
  • Posted:18/11/2022
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 12th December 2022


Parkside Community Primary School has new leadership and we are looking to improve and expand the sporting provision within the school. With this in mind we would like to appoint a PE and School Sports Specialist. 

We understand how important PE, School Sport and Physical Activity is for our pupils, both in terms of physical development and the life lessons that it provides and the right candidate will have the subject knowledge and dedication that it takes to inspire and enthuse our pupils. 

This role will primarily involve teaching PE lessons across our primary school as well as coaching before and after school sports clubs. Delivering a range of active play options during playtimes and lunchtimes will also be required. 

The PE subject leader and Senior Leadership Team will support you in your role. We feel that an additional staff member is needed to help build on the huge potential for sporting success that there is at Parkside Community Primary School.

The post is for 32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) and term time only. Flexibility will be required as some sporting fixtures and events may fall outside these core working hours, and will be paid as overtime. The pay scale is Kent Range 6 at £20,997 for a full-time position, which equates to approximately £15,457 pro rata per annum for this role. 

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. A Level 2 qualification in at least one sport is also essential. Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can commence. 

A formal interview will take place and will last approximately thirty minutes. Candidates will also be expected to provide a thirty minute PE activity to a mixed ability KS2 group. 

Parkside Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. 

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01227 464956 to arrange an appointment. 

Information about the school

Parkside Community Primary School is a small, growing, happy school on the outskirts of Canterbury. We have a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures within our school and this greatly enriches and enhances our school community.

Our pupils benefit from small classes and a high level of teaching assistant support in every class. After some testing years, we now have a new leadership team in place and the school is showing greatly improved results. We have been able to make significant improvements to, and investments in, our school site and we have an exciting future ahead.

At Parkside, we value greatly outdoor learning and are working towards improving a range of outdoor learning environments, including our own forest school area which, along with a full time Forest School Practitioner. We are also benefitting from the next phase of an upcoming building programme which will ensure our buildings will be of the same high standard as the education we deliver and the upcoming building of a new MUGA to further improve PE and outdoor learning opportunities.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.