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Sports Coach

Hours of work: 17 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: 1 Year to 31 August 2023

Closing date: Monday 27 June 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St Michael's CE Primary School, Houghton Green Lane, Playden, Nr Rye. East Sussex, TN31 7PJ
Phone: 01797 280277
Email: office@playdenschool.com
Website: www.st-michaels-playden.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

"Our vision at St. Michael's is that every child receives an excellent education and feels valued for who they are. We want to lay a foundation of curiosity, tapping into children's natural inquisitiveness about the world around them, and to foster their ambition by recognising and responding to their talents and individuality. We seek to treat everyone in our community with love, honesty, forgiveness and respect, rooted in the principle of 'do to others as you would have them do to you' (Luke 6:31)"

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Sports Coach on a fixed-term contract for this academic year, to plan and deliver PE lessons in line with our PE curriculum working alongside class teachers and teaching assistants, and to deliver extra-curricular activities outside of normal school hours.

In November, 2019 we were judged as a 'Good' school under the new Ofsted Framework. Ofsted noted: "Pupils thrive in this nurturing, friendly and happy school; parents are proud of the school and would recommend it to others; teachers encourage pupils to think deeply about their learning and…all pupils matter." If your own values align with ours and you are passionate about enabling all children to realise their full potential then we want to hear from you.

As a Sports Coach at St. Michael's you will need the flexibility and skills to plan and deliver lessons that are appropriate to the age and aptitude of the children, to establish supportive relationships with pupils, and to encourage all children to fully participate in and enjoy PE lessons and in so doing, promote with all stakeholders, healthy lifestyles. You will also be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and evidencing the impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium.


The job entails:

Working 17 hours per week which entails working across two days per week (days to be negotiated), 8:30 am to 5.00 pm. During the school day, planning and delivering PE lessons across all key stages; at the end of the school day, delivering after-school sports club provision.


St. Michael's can offer:

- opportunities for professional development

- a strong, supportive and committed staff team

- excellent pastoral care

- pupils who behave well and are proud of their school.


We are looking for someone who:

- has a good standard of English and Maths - GCSE grade 'C' or above

- has knowledge and experience of working with children

- is highly motivated and can work alone or as part of a team

 -is committed to raising standards and delivering high quality sports provision

- understands the National Curriculum PE requirements

- can adapt lessons to conditions at short notice

- has a working knowledge of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding   requirements


Salary details are as follows: Single Status Grade 7, Points 18 to 19 pro rata term time only, 39 weeks. (Actual salary £8,966 to £9,226)

Please email the school office for an application form - office@playdenschool.com

Application deadline: Midday on Monday 27 June 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 5 July 2022

Start date: Thursday 1 September 2022

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/175895/24933

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Rye

  • Salary
  • £22,689 to £23,346 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 27 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • St Michael's CE Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 17

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education