Sports Coach, Stockport

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Lady Barn House SchoolStockport

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience.
Contract term: Permanent

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are looking to appoint two suitably qualified sports coaches to join our PE team on a permanent basis (31.5 hours a week)   This is a rare opportunity to play a role in the ongoing development of the school’s sport provision at Lady Barn House School.  Hours of work are expected to be Monday to Thursday 10.15 to 5.15 pm, and Friday 10.15 to 4.15 (with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day).

See the job description for a full account of the rolel, but it will include: 

• Coaching our pupils in sport alongside the Director of Sport, Head of Girls Games and other teachers

• Teaching Physical Education lessons to pupils aged between 3 and 6 (either together with the class Teaching Assistant or alongside the other sports coach)

• Helping with sporting activities and fixtures during and after school (and sometimes at the weekend)

The school is a particularly supportive, friendly and child-centred place in which to work.  Our children work hard, try their best and are well behaved, so are very rewarding to work with.  Partnership with parents is active and very positive.  

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking professional to join our highly committed Physical Education team.  We want you to not only be able to coach to a very high standard but also to be innovative and creative in your approach, adapting your coaching style to ‘how children learn best’ and be committed to the school’s flexible and varied approaches to learning, and to its long established high standards.


The appointment is due to begin in September 2020.  Lady Barn House School has its own pay scale. All colleagues are entitled to a free school lunch in the dining room in exchange for various duties.  All permanent colleagues receive a generous discount on the fees for any of their children who attend the school, subject to availability of spaces.


Applications should be made using the school’s standard application form and should include;

 A completed application form (CV’s are not an acceptable alternative) including the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of two professional referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

 The application form includes the opportunity for you to set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and what you have to offer us.  This can EITHER be completed on the form OR in a separate letter.

 Please indicate the sport(s) that you have particular qualifications or experience in

Applications should be addressed to the Head, Mr Turner, and sent to Lady Barn House School, Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JE.  Email applications may be sent to

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 24 February 2020.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 5 March.  If you have not heard from us by this date then, regrettably, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Applicants called to interview will be required to bring evidence of their identity and qualifications.  References will be taken for those candidates considered for the shortlist, following confirmation from you that you are happy for us to do so.

The appointment will be conditional subject to all satisfactory pre-appointment checks being completed and confirmation of academic qualifications.  The post will be confirmed on receipt of all references and of a satisfactory outcome from an enhanced DBS check.  Please note that the school’s Safeguarding Policy is available on the school website and should be studied by all applicants for this post.

Please contact the school and ask to speak to Mr Pietkiewicz, Director of Sport, if you have any further questions in advance of an application.  There will be an opportunity to visit the school prior to making an application on either Wednesday 5 or Monday 17 February at 4pm. Please email Kelly Gardner at to confirm your attendance.

More about Lady Barn House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Schools Hill, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1JE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 428 2912
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