Physical Education & Sports Coach Closing date: Monday 7th September 3pm

Closing Date: September 7, 2020 3:00 pm

School:                                                              Oak View Academy, Winsford

Head Teacher:                                                 Fiona Whittaker

Address:                                                            Whitby’s Lane, Winsford CW7 2LZ

Tel:                                                                     01606 288118

School Website Address:                     

Position Advertised:                                        Physical Education and Sports Coach

Closing date for applications:                        Monday, 7th September 2020 at 3pm

Applications to be returned to:           

Oak View Academy are looking to appoint a dynamic, engaging and creative PE Teacher with immediate effect.  This position is an almost full time temporary position (32.5 hours). We are hoping to start someone immediately however, we are willing to wait for the right candidate. We welcome applications from people with a degree in PE/sports.

Why work for Oak View

Oak View Academy is based in a small town called Winsford. Situated between Liverpool, Manchester and Chester, we are in a prime location. Surrounded by beautiful rural landscape, we also have Delamere Forest on our doorstep. The town has recently received a lot of funding with local infrastructure being improved. We are also a short drive from the picturesque town of Northwich, which now has a major shopping complex with cinema and restaurants.

Our school has improved immeasurably over the last 6 years and we are incredibly proud of the progress made. In March 2017 we were graded as being a ‘good’ school through Ofsted. We have lower than average class sizes and our focus is on the wellbeing of the children we support as well as their education. We encompass a holistic approach to the curriculum and offer our students opportunities many other schools can’t. Examples of this are residential visits, free-swimming lessons and a free breakfast club. Our curriculum is more than just learning!

We are a warm and welcoming team. We have a well-established Senior Leadership Team who are understanding and caring, not only about our children but our staff. Our staff are given an additional day’s holiday for Birthdays which can be taken during term time. A good work life balance is fundamental to our staff’s well being and as a result our success.

As part of the North West Academies Trust we can offer fantastic opportunities for CPD and career development. Only recently our Deputy was appointed as Head of school at another school and we are always looking to promote from within when possible.

What we are looking for

We are looking to appoint a PE specialist who is comfortable planning and delivering PE lessons across the whole school. We would like a dynamic and creative sports coach who is willing to embrace school life and work hard to impact the mental and physical wellbeing of our children through a varied and interactive PE programme. We would also expect the successful applicant to take an active role in extra-curricular activities.

Due to the demographic of the school, some of our children show challenging behaviour from time to time. As such, someone with an understanding nature and good behaviour management skills is essential. However, there is plenty of support in place from the senior leadership team. As a forward-thinking school, we also have a culture of continuous improvement. As a member of our team, any ideas you have will be welcomed, as we believe our staff are the most important element in us offering the best education for our children.

This is a fantastic time to join Oak View Academy. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit, please contact

To join us and be successful, you will need to:

  • Hold a number of sports coaching qualifications.
  • Be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Overseas police check (if applicable) and professional references checks.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.
  • Have a full driving license.
  • Effective communication skills.

PE & sports coach job spec

PE and sports coach job description