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Sports Coach and Teaching Assistant

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Sports Coach and Teaching Assistant role

  • School in Burnley (BB12)
  • Full-time role (8.45am-3.30pm)
  • Working within Key Stage 2
  • Role will involve both sports coach and teaching assistant duties
  • Start date: Monday 22nd March 2021
  • Potentially long-term role available

A Head teacher at a school in the Burnley (BB12) area have approached me in order to source a specialist support assistant to work as a part-time sports coach and part-time teaching assistant. It will the be the role of this support assistant to build excellent rapport with the children in Key Stage 2 and also ensure 100% effort is put into the role to ensure progress is made in both academic and social development.

The school is located in the BB12 area of Burnley with good transport links and a good reputation locally for the support the children are given during their primary school experience. The Head teacher is very keen to implement this new full-time role in order to further develop some of the harder to reach children, particularly children with Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs, especially after the recent school closures. The specification is a little bit vague at the moment as the Head teacher has only just been allocated money to cover the cost of this role. I have a brief outline which looks like this;

  • The working day will be 8.45am – 3.30pm
  • The role will be split in the working week, part sports coach and part pastoral mentor
  • The children you support will be on a 1:1 and small grouped basis, the majority of the children with have difficulties integrating into the full school experience due to a range of special educational needs.
  • The Head teacher has targeted children who would benefit from a new member of staff who can work on social skills but also develop confidence through sports activities.
  • You will also be expected to work during break and lunch times, delivering high quality PE content and sports activities.

The role is expected to run initially on a temporary basis through Teaching Personnel with the view to securing a permanent role later in the year, possibly to start from September 2021.

The Head teacher is known for their level of approachability and will always ensure new staff are well inducted and supported in role. The Head teacher has noted that this is a very exciting role which will impact on the children massively, with some of the most difficult children in school being given the best opportunity to progress at the same level as the other children across school.

It is important that the applying teaching assistants have experience in working across a primary school setting, preferably with experience in KS2. It is also expected that the applying candidate will have a qualification and/or experience in the delivery of sports programmes with young children.

If you are interested in the above role then please do not hesitate to contact me in the office! The Head Teacher is looking to appoint within the next few weeks (ideally by Friday 19th March 2021) so I must stress the importance of applying as soon as possible. To express your interest in the position, please email your CV to

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All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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