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Sports Coach - Part-time

Martello Primary , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-2039-102S
  • Posted:05/05/2023
  • Pay:AR04 £20,104 (£10,515 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:05/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Sports Coach to join our team at Martello Primary. We want a candidate who is dedicated, patient and caring, to help our children enjoy, learn and achieve success. As the post will be linked to PE and Sports funding, the position is being offered on a fixed term contract until 31/08/2024 at which point the post will be reviewed.

The post is a part-time position, with working hours 11.45am-4.15pm Monday to Friday. Term Time + INSET days.

We would like our Sports coach to:

  • Lead on active play during lunch times
  • Support teachers with PE lessons
  • Run a range of after schools clubs
  • Support with competitions and sporting events 

In return, we can offer...

  • Fabulous children who want to learn
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A school which puts the wellbeing of the staff and pupils first

Previous coaching experience is essential as well as a passion for sport. Qualifications to coach in at least one sport would be desirable, along with the knowledge and experience of others.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Martello and discuss the role further with the Principal, Miss Barrow please contact the school office on: 01303 842400

We reserve the right to withdraw the advert if a suitable candidate is found before the close date.


Information about the school

Martello Primary is a one-form entry school situated in the East Cliff area of Folkestone. It opened to all year groups almost seven years ago and within this time has established strong provision across the school. It was rated by Ofsted in March 2022 as Good in all areas. The school additionally has a Specialist Resource Provision specifically supporting 15 children with a diagnosis of autism.

Being a small primary school means that we are able to maintain a ‘family’ feel to the school and really nurture our children’s needs. Many children who come to our school are disadvantaged and face challenges which could present barriers to their learning and achievement without the exceptional care of the committed staff team.

Links with the local community have brought many enrichment opportunities to pupils: the Locavore Community Garden hosts weekly outdoor learning lessons for pupils across the school and there are strong partnerships with local sporting and creative organisations.

Collaboration is strong between Martello and the two other excellent primaries in the Turner Trust; Morehall Primary and Folkestone Primary, both of which are geographically close by. Subject Networks are well-established, and a culture of sharing planning and expertise has been established. Staff report that they are happy and enjoy working at Martello.

Martello Primary is an exciting place to work, and somewhere you know you can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We warmly encourage you to visit our school. Please contact Louise Lythgoe, Executive Headteacher, to make an appointment, via the school office on 01303 847540.

Across Turner Schools we:

Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Our schools include:

Folkestone Primary

Folkestone Academy

Morehall Primary

Martello Primary

and Turner Free School.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an on-line search in order to identify any incidents or issues that have happened and are publicly available on line.Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominquez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com
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 Education.