Subject Teaching Assistant, Girls PE, Sir Robert Pattinson Acad.

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy are looking to recruit, for September 2017, an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant within the subject area of Girls PE to work with groups of students both within and out of their lessons. In the first instance this post will be temporary to 31 July 2018.

Person requirements: The post would be suitable for someone who is considering a career in teaching and working with children and young people. The successful candidates would ideally have knowledge within the subject areas and a passion for promoting learning with young people. Previous experience working in a similar role would be an advantage but appropriate training will be given.

Job description: 35 hours per week – 39 working weeks per year.

Salary and benefits: £12,732

Closing date: 05/07/2017

Full details of the role and how to apply are available here: Teaching Assistant


Sports Graduates, Leicester Grammar School (Deadline: 23 Jan)

Leicester Grammar School are recruiting for two positions within their PE department.

  • Sports Graduate at Leicester Grammar School (LGS) working with pupils aged 11-18 in the school’s major games of netball, hockey, athletics or swimming.
  • Sports Graduate at Leicester Grammar Junior School (LGJS) working with pupils aged 3-11 in the school’s major games of rugby, football, athletics or cricket.

Applicants should be prepared to offer a range of sports alongside the sport in which they consider themselves a specialist in. The roles will have responsibilities in teaching and coaching curricular and games sessions, assisting in fixtures alongside administrative and housekeeping tasks to support the department.

Salary: £12,000    (based on a 10 month contract period with a £4.60 daily lunch allowance)

Deadline: January 23rd, 2017

Full details of the roles, and how to apply, will be available until January 16th here:


Bright Futures Physical Education Courses in Lincoln (from Sept)

Bright Futures will be running a series of workshops on campus that may be of interest to anyone looking for a school-based career. A special student discount price of £20 per workshop is available (usual price £30) as well as group discounts. Please check with your tutors to see how these might complement the content of your course.

Workshops available: Insuring & Structuring Quality in PE, Creating Inclusive Culture, Physical Literacy and How Do I Develop It, How to Choreograph Dance in PE, Teaching PE to Autistic Pupils, Engaging the Disengaged in PE, Frisbee Golf, Creating an Immersive PE Environment, Technology in PE and many more…


For full details of titles and dates, please click on the flyer above.


IMPressing: Steph Brennan – Multi-Sports & Hockey Coach

Steph Brennan (Sport & Exercise Science, Year 2) is a part-time coach for Synergy Sports Coaching, traveling to different primary schools within Lincolnshire to deliver both PE curriculum lessons and multi-sport after-school clubs for children from Reception to Year 6. She also finds time to coach hockey for the University of Lincoln, Kingston-upon-Hull U16 and U14 boys and girls, and for Hurricane Sports in junior development camps and CPD sessions. In her first year at University she was a member of the National Young Coaches Academy for England Hockey and Youth Sport Trust.

“These opportunities have allowed me to gain experience in working with a variety of different groups in both a school and competitive setting. The variety in the coaching roles I am currently undertaking requires me to use transferable skills gained from my degree in overcoming the different problems and situations that I may come across.

I had gained my coaching qualifications prior to coming to university, but the amount of sporting qualifications on offer from the university – and the content taught on both the SES and SDC courses – will equip you with the knowledge required to complete similar roles to the ones I have. I would thoroughly recommend getting involved with a community group or gaining leadership experience whilst at university as it involves and develops so many skills that are used in a variety of jobs.”


Steph coaching the University of Lincoln Men’s 2nd XI Hockey team