HLTA Sports Coach

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Christchurch Junior School
Salary:£29,777 - £33,945 per annum FTE £26,191-£29,857 Pro rata per annum
Start Date:ASAP (subject to pre-start checks)
Closing Date:

Start date


Contract term


Working hours

37 hours a week

Weeks per year

Term-time only plus inset days


Grade 9

Salary (per annum)

£29,777 - £33,945 per annum FTE

£26,191-£29,857 Pro rata per annum


Christchurch Junior School

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About the Post

We have an exciting opportunity for someone who has a passion for coaching and leading sport in a school that prides itself on its commitment to offer the very best P.E, sports and extra-curricular activities it can. 


We are looking to appoint a flexible and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our expert team of educators in this 7 – 11 Junior School. 


The main responsibilities will be:

  • To lead PE and Games lessons; Teaching lessons from the Twynham Learning PE Curriculum
  • To provide extra-curricular sporting clubs and activities
  • Reporting to parents termly using the school’s MIS
  • To assist with inter-school sports events and fixtures; this will include driving the school minibus

(training is available for this)

  • To supervise classes during the short-term absence of their usual class or subject teacher 
  • To encourage the participation of children across the school in extra-curricular sporting clubs ensuring the offer is inclusive



This post is particularly well-suited to a candidate who has undertaken teacher training or is considering career development towards becoming a qualified teacher, and this has been the case for two previous holders of this post. The successful candidate will work closely with the Trust’s School Games Organiser & Partnership Manager who will provide mentoring/coaching and a wide range of training courses and CPD opportunities.


The successful applicant will be expected to teach PE/Games lessons during 5 afternoons a week between 1.00 and 3.05pm.  Normally at least two classes would be timetabled at the same time so that there would be at least one other teacher involved in the same session. At least 3 mornings a week will involve teaching gym and dance between 8:30 and 12:10. The remaining hours of the role will consist of PPA, delivering after school clubs, delivering sensory circuits or supporting sporting fixtures (on occasions these can continue until approximately 5.30pm).


The school has a strong commitment to extra-curricular sport, including competitive fixtures.  The school provides a wide range of after school sporting activities, run either by our own staff (teachers or teaching assistants) or by outside providers. These normally take place between 12.10 and 12.55 or between 3.05 and 4.15pm.  The PE subject leader and Sport HLTA will co-ordinate this offer.


Christchurch Junior School is a member of Twynham Learning - an exciting multi-academy trust of ambitious infant, junior, primary and secondary schools serving the local community. Its aim is to offer this generation of children, young people and those involved in their education the very best leadership, teaching and learning, professional development and support services.


What we can offer you

  • By working at our school, you will be making a positive contribution to our local community
  • An opportunity to work with wonderful children
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • An exceptional CPD offer from ECT through to preparation for senior and system leadership
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Be immersed in the life of a busy school
  • Work alongside a team of hardworking, committed and caring colleagues
  • Teach classes of well-behaved and motivated pupils across KS2
  • An individual who will be prepared, to run lunch clubs, after-school clubs, fixtures and events
  • Share and support colleagues with their expertise in PE and games
  • Have a level 2 qualification in teaching Gym or be willing to work towards this


You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Emma Barton on 01202 485579 or email at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit an application form by email to:  


Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:


The closing date is Friday 8th December 8am.


Interviews will take place week commencing 11th December.

Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.



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