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School Sports Coach - Full-time

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2672-209S
  • Posted:17/11/2021
  • Pay:Negotiable depending on quals and experience
  • Start Date:Jan 2022
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Full Time Sports Coach (PPA cover) and clubs coordinator

Kent Range minimum KR5-7: Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

Start Date: January 2022

We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate sports coach to teach Physical Education across key stages 1 and 2 as part of our PPA provision. The successful candidate will also be responsible for leading on School Sports as well as after-school clubs. PE is an area of strength at Palm Bay and our site facilities are excellent. The successful candidate will have experience and interest in a wide range of sports, as well as significant coaching experience. They will coordinate our programme of after- school clubs and sports events to ensure high levels of pupil participation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach PE curriculum from Year 1 to year 6
  • Manage PE resources
  • Coordinate and supervise calendar of sporting events throughout the academic year
  • Coordinate after-school clubs
  • Run sports-based after-school club(s)
  • Promote positive play through structured games at lunchtimes
  • Promote our school values – Creativity, Resilience, Inclusivity, Thirst for Learning, Kindness, Aspiration and Community – through PE and Schools Sport
  • To support in planning the strategic use of the PE and Sport Premium Budget

We offer:

  • A unique and inspirational environment to work in
  • A fantastic cliff-top location with beautiful school grounds
  • A professional and collaborative school with a commitment to continued professional development
  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved children with a love of learning
  • The opportunity to join a strong staff team, where our values are integral to all we do
  • A happy place to work!

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by emailing the school office: office@palmbay.org.uk


Information about the school

Information about the school:

At Palm Bay, we have very high expectations and standards of teaching, learning and behaviour as well as a clean, tidy, inspiring environment in which to learn and work.

We offer a broad and rounded curriculum, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning in our beautiful grounds and nearby beach. As an ‘Eco School’ we seek to promote care and responsibility for the environment and we have an active Eco Council. Our commitment to sports and the creative subjects is strong and we have a well-equipped music room, a specialist music teacher and a sports coach. Reading and oracy lie at the heart of our curriculum; we are committed to developing a love of reading in all children through ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and our pupils enjoy a spacious and well-stocked library.

Over the past three years, we have been developing our curriculum using a creative, topic-based approach. The creative arts continue to remain a priority: we have five artists-in-residence who are based in our on-site studio space, close links with the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and have gained the Gold Artsmark award. Committed to raising the aspirations and life-chances of the children we serve, we launched an exciting global citizenship programme in September, which incorporates politics, careers-related learning and personal development, helping our pupils to become caring, active members of their community.

Testimonial from a current teacher:

“Palm Bay Primary School offers a welcoming and friendly community culture. Our school values of teamwork, perseverance, enthusiasm, achievement and creativity are not only shown by the children, but by every member of staff too.

I completed my NQT year in July 2019 and have since taken on the role of staff governor and outdoor learning lead after training as a Forest School Leader. As an NQT I had weekly meetings with my mentor, supportive lesson observation feedback and I was always welcome to observe teaching practices in other classrooms. This support has continued into my second year of teaching at Palm Bay, and it is part of the ethos of our school. All staff are continually supported with their professional development through weekly CPD meetings, coaching and collaboration with other members of the team. The senior team involve the staff in key decisions and our ideas and suggestions are valued.

Pupil and staff wellbeing is also a key focus for Palm Bay. We recognise the importance of promoting positive wellbeing and mental health and we have a dedicated wellbeing team”.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Debbie Yeung
  • Address:Palm Bay Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 3PP
  • Telephone: 01843 290050
  • Email: deborahyeung@palmbay.uk

Fax: 01843 224669


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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).