Vacancy: Teaching Assistant - PE Specialist

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 23 March 2022
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
As soon as possible
Contract type
Grade F - £21,269-£22,129 depending on qualifications and experience (to be pro rata'd)
8.45am - 6.15pm (which includes some Wrap Around Care), Monday to Friday term time only (plus 5 INSET Days a year)
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
We have a vacancy at The Mead Primary School, Hilperton, for a PE Specialist Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will join a strong friendly team, whose vision for children’s individual needs is at the heart of every aspect of school life – every child matters.

We are looking for someone who is exciting, dynamic and enthusiastic about sport and fitness. They will be keen to engage all pupils in an encouraging and positive way, and deliver a varied and stimulating curriculum to all ages.

This role will suit a person with a background in sports keen to use their experience to support children get the most out of their Physical Education. It will be a great fit for you if you are:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Able to support all children with their learning and physical development needs
• Excited about delivering an inclusive, rewarding PE curriculum to all of our children
• Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative
• Able to work extended hours on some days in order to support our Wrap Around Care offer

You will need to have the following skills to be really effective in this role:
• Qualified in L2 (any sport)
• Qualified in L3 Sport Development or equivalent
• Trained in First Aid, or willing to undertake training
• Able to communicate well both verbally and in writing with children and adults alike

We welcome applications from experienced Teaching Assistants, as well as those who are passionate about working with children and are just embarking on their career of supporting learning in a school setting. You might have a background a sports coach, a Play Leader, or other sporting experience. Full training will be given to the right candidate – it’s about your attitude and approach just as much as it is about experience.

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
3. A video (no longer than 2 minutes) or a written explanation of not more than 500 words describing the knowledge and skills that are needed to be an excellent PE Specialist - and how you know you've got them
Other information
We’d love to show you around both of our lovely school sites. If you would like to come and visit us, please call the school office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

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

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Child Protection Policy >

Code of Conduct >

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it