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Sports Assistant - Term Time

Medway Green , Wouldham

  • Ref:MED886-6157-59S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:£19,086 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

Job Title:         Sports Assistant

Location:         Medway Green School, Rochester, Kent

Hours:             37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.30–16.00

Salary:             £19,086 per annum

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time only

If you are looking to join a growing, motivated and highly dedicated team in a challenging and rewarding environment, where wellbeing and therapeutic intervention are key components of the curriculum, we would love to hear from you!

About the Role

We are looking for a Sports Teaching Assistant to play a significant role in the physical, mental and emotional development of the pupils in our care. They will support in providing a nurturing, reflective environment within lessons, that will meet the needs of the students, enabling them to access the curriculum provided.

Duties and responsibilities as a Sports Assistant:

  • Work closely with the PE teacher to deliver PE lessons, Sports leader award, NCFE Health and Fitness and BTEC Health and Social Care to secondary aged students.
  • Lead elements of lessons with the support, guidance, and direction of the PE teacher.
  • Ensure PE equipment is stored correctly and neatly, ready for the next user.


  • Experience of working within sports industry, ideally coaching.
  • Experience working in a challenging environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

Information about the school

Medway Green School is a special needs provision that provides for students whose SEMH / SEN needs have resulted in placement breakdown at their mainstream schools. We provide a nurturing and welcoming environment to SEMH students in Key stages 1-3. Students will experience a personalised curriculum based on previous learning and identified needs. With a keen focus on therapy, education and personal development the school aims to help young pupils grow academically, socially and emotionally to enable them to achieve success as they progress through life.

Opened in 2019, Medway Green School presently provides education to 38 students. The next phase of our growth will grow our role to 67 students and introduce a KS4 curriculum.

Job Contact Information

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.