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Sports & Well-being Coach

To start in September 2021, we aim to appoint a positive, passionate and experienced individual who is looking for an exciting opportunity to work across our school from Reception to Year 6, with responsibility for promoting sports and providing coaching to pupils across school, including after school activities and preparing pupils for competing in competitive sports. We would also like the candidate to be our Well-being Advocate for our children.

Main Purpose of Role

To plan, deliver and monitor a coordinated programme of high quality, professional coaching that is progressive and reflective of the needs of children, and supports the aim of increasing participation in PE and school sport by all children within the school that you are working.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of working with children;
  • Have a passion for sport and working and supporting children and families;
  • Be committed to continued professional development
  • Have a high expectation for children’s learning and behaviour;
  • Have the ability to motivate and support children and staff through exemplary practice;
  • Be flexible and have the ability to work effectively as part of a team

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To deliver coaching in a range of physical activities to support the the Schools PE curriculum
  • To create a focus on after school clubs and lunchtime provision.
  • To organise inter-school and intra-school sporting competitions for children.
  • To be positive role model, creating an engaging and fun environment for pupils to participate in sport and physical activity.
  • To take positive steps to identify and overcome barriers to participation amongst children, prioritising access and inclusion & well-being.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others to promote high levels of physical activities
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • To attend relevant staff meetings and parents’ evenings as required.
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits to competitions and out of school activities as required.
  • To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

Experience Required

  • Sports Coaching experience, ideally with a primary school
  • A proven track record of inspiring students and staff to live healthy lifestyles.
  • Well-being experience
  • Prepared to undertake a Paediatric First Aid Course and Safeguarding Training
  • Knowledge of both the school games and independent schools (ISA) sports frameworks
  • Driving License and own transport (preferred)
  • Level 3 qualified coach
 
We can Offer
  • Highly supportive staff and school directors;
  • Enthusiastic, well behaved and motivated pupils who are keen to learn
  • Welcoming, happy and friendly schools with an aspirational ethos
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing and continuing professional development

Term time contract, however some hours during school holiday time may be required.

Salary:  £24,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience)

The Shrubbery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young

people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Application forms can be obtained by emailing hr@shrubberyschool.co.uk
Closing date: Friday 31st July

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

To start in September 2021, we aim to appoint a positive, passionate and experienced teaching assistant.

The successful candidate will:

● Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of working with children;

● Be committed to continued professional development;

● Have a high expectation for children’s learning and behaviour;

● Have the ability to motivate and support children and staff through exemplary practice;

● Be flexible and have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Support for individuals

● Support the activities of individuals or groups;

● Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups;

● Contribute to individual Education Plans or Care Plans as appropriate;

● Support pupils during learning activities;

● Promote pupils’ social and emotional development;

● Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils;

● Support children with specific needs (where appropriate to the focus of the role), for example, sensory and/ or physical impairment, cognitive or learning difficulties, behavioural, emotional and social development needs, communication and interaction difficulties;

● Support pupils with literacy and numeracy skills;

● Support pupils to access the curriculum.

Support for teachers.

● Observe and report on pupil performance;

● Contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities;

● Assist in preparing and maintaining the learning environment;

● Contribute to the management of pupils’ behaviour;

● Contribute to maintaining pupils’ records;

● Support the maintenance of pupils’ safety and security;

● Supervise the whole class for a short time in an emergency or for a very short period of planned absence;

● Undertake routine marking in line with school policy;

● Provide general administrative support, for example, administer coursework, produce worksheets etc.

Support for the school.

● Support the development and effectiveness of team work within the school;

● Develop and maintain working relationships with other professionals;

● Liaise with parents as appropriate;

● Review and develop own professional practice;

● Work as required across the curriculum and in all Key Stages within the school in accordance with the job.

Support for the curriculum.

● Support the use of information and communication technology in the classroom.

General.

● Individuals have a responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children;

● To ensure their tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety;

● To participate in appropriate professional development including adhering to the principle of performance management;

● To adhere to the ethos of the school;

● To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school;

● To set an example of personal integrity and professionalism;

● Attendance at appropriate staff meetings and parents’ evenings;

● Any other duties required in order to ensure the smooth running of the school.

Person Specification

Education

● NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent;

● GCSE Grade C or above Maths and English.

Experience

● Experience of supporting children in a classroom environment, including those with special educational needs;

● Experience of using Information Technology to support pupils in the classroom.

Skills & Ability

● Knowledge of the legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of yourself and others in the learning environment;

● Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice;

● Ability to provide classroom cover – with agreed parameters – in the absence of the class teacher;

● Ability to establish positive relationships with pupils and empathise with their needs;

● Ability to demonstrate active listening skills;

● Ability to provide levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs, encouraging the pupils to stay on task;

● Ability to monitor the pupils’ response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes;

● Ability to carry out and report on systemic observations of pupils’ knowledge understanding and skills;

● Ability to assist in the recording of lessons and assessment as required by the teacher;

● Ability to offer constructive feedback to pupils to reinforce self-esteem;

● Ability to work within and apply all school policies e.g. behaviour, child protection;

● Willingness to participate in further training and developmental opportunities offered by the school.

Salary: £17,000

The Shrubbery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Application forms can be obtained by emailing hr@shrubberyschool.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 31st July