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Sports Mentor

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Sports Mentor / Teaching Assistant - Derby - Full time or part time - starting Monday 2nd November

Teaching Personnel are looking to appoint a teaching assistant who specialises in sports/PE (ideally you will have done a degree in this subject) who is available and looking for a position starting after October half term.

The school are looking for someone to do a split role, part sports mentoring and partly as a teaching assistant working within the schools learning support base.

*Students in the LSB are all on EHCP's and are working significantly below their peers academically*

The school are looking to invite suitable candidates in before they break up for half term (on Friday 23rd October).


About the LSB:

  • Classes are small with a high ratio of staff to students
  • Students are taught in ability groups across year groups
  • Staff look at what is best for each child as an individual when considering curriculum, enrichment and grouping
  • Staff know the students well
  • Staff are skilled at working with students with learning difficulties and many other SEND needs
  • Timetables can be personalised to suit physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy programmes from health professionals
  • Students can access main school lessons if appropriate, including GCSE/BTEC courses


This role is ideally suited to individuals:

  • Graduates
  • Sports coaches, sports and/or education students
  • University students
  • Football, or cricket coaches
  • Swim coaches
  • Multi-activity coaches
  • Play worker
  • Holiday camp worker
  • Childcare students
  • PE specialists/teachers not wanting to teach full classes

Skills match:

  • Experience of working with 4-17s in a sports coaching, education or activity setting
  • Studying towards or already completed a degree in childcare, primary/secondary teaching, sports coaching or PE qualification
  • A passion for sports and developing children
  • Leadership and organisational skills
  • Vibrant, fun, confident personality
  • Commitment to high quality customer service to parents and children
  • Team player with a willingness to adapt

In return we can offer:

  • Outstanding support package within school
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Access to CPD academy and accredited training courses
  • Guaranteed work scheme (T&C’s apply)

If you are interested in this position, please apoply below with an up to date CV and covering letter, or for immediate consideration call Siobhan on 0115 670 0104 today!

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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