School Swimming Teacher - CLOSED
School Swimming Teacher
Grade 5 £22,369 – 24,496 pro rata
35 hours per week
Required from September 2023.
The Governors of Shotton Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and committed Level 2 Swimming Teacher to be part of a dynamic team, delivering a high quality Primary School Swimming Curriculum to pupils of all abilities.
Shotton Primary School is a happy, safe environment for all children and staff, where everyone is respected and valued.
We treat each other with honesty, fairness and compassion, through effective communication and positive, trusting relationships with all of our community.
The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to the continued development of our School Swimming programme. You will be responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive Primary School Swimming Curriculum to a wide variety of ability groups attending Shotton Primary School.
You must have the ability, enthusiasm and drive to work independently and as part of a team, and have a good knowledge of swimming skills, strokes and swimming skills within the National Curriculum, along with a desire and passion to raise standards in pupil progress and achievement, using a fun and engaging approach, which meets the needs of all pupils, both physically and emotionally.
The successful candidate will have experience of teaching swimming to a wide variety of clients and will ideally have experience of teaching swimming to key stage 1 and 2 pupils.
This is varied position and one which requires a wide variety of professional knowledge and personal skills:
• Organisational skills.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to differentiate within lessons.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Knowledge of technical aspects of swimming.
• Knowledge of lesson programming and forward planning.
• Ability to be a reflective practitioner.
• Current knowledge of National Curriculum swimming
• Knowledge of swimming fundamentals and core aquatic skills.
• To provide safe, effective and developmental swimming instruction to primary school children.
• To enable children to reach the required National Curriculum standards by the end of KS2 in swimming.
• Responsible for the delivery of high-quality swimming lessons to a wide variety of clients.
• Use a wide variety of creative, innovative, fun and engaging teaching and learning methods.
• Have the ability to reflect and review a structured swimming lesson, in order to develop good practice and inform planning.
• Responsible for assessment, monitoring and evaluation of pupil progress and attainment.
• Ensure registers, monitoring and assessment records are maintained and report appropriately.
• To carry out all duties and responsibilities safely in accordance with accepted and agreed health and safety requirements and any written and agreed policies and procedures.
• Be an enthusiastic and positive role model.
• Attend relevant training and development.
• Maintain and organise swimming lesson equipment effectively.
• Be responsible for and promote good conduct and safe use by all children whilst they are in the water and on the pool surround.
• Be aware of children’s medical, social and emotional needs relating to swimming and work with schools to integrate children with disabilities into the mainstream lesson whenever possible.
• To maintain and organise swimming lesson equipment prior to each session and to ensure that it is stored away safely at the end of each day.
• To assist the premises manager and caretaker with the day to day running of the pool plant room and swimming pool maintenance.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact David Bullen, Schools Aquatics Development Manager on 03000 265819 or email email@example.com, or Heather Shaw, Head Teacher, Shotton Primary School on 0191 526 2006.
Calculation of term time only plus one weeks’ pay
Term time only plus one additional week pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• One additional week, inclusive of CPD – 1 week; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.4 weeks (27 days) or 6.4 weeks (32 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 27 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 32 days annual leave. For example:
Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time plus 1) + 27 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments
Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time plus 1) + 32 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, if successful, you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.
As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.
All completed application forms are to be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8am on Monday 4th September 2023
Shortlisting: WC Monday 4th September 2023
Interview: Week commencing Monday 11th September 2023