Sports Coach and Learning Mentor

11 July 2024

AK Teaching is seeking an energetic and dedicated Sports Coach with a passion for supporting students with special educational needs (SEN) to join our team as a Learning Support Assistant at a primary school located in the Leeds area. This role offers a unique opportunity for individuals with a background in sports coaching to contribute to the academic and personal development of students with diverse learning needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in facilitating general classroom activities and providing support to students with SEN where required
  • Utilise sports coaching skills and techniques to engage students and promote physical activity and well-being.
  • Collaborate with teaching staff to create inclusive learning environments tailored to individual student needs.
  • Support students with a range of special educational needs and challenging behaviours, including autism and ADHD.
  • Offer 1:1 support to students as needed, addressing specific learning goals and objectives.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, staff and parents to enhance the overall learning experience.


  • Previous experience working with learners with autism, ADHD and other special educational needs is advantageous.
  • Possess a fully enhanced DBS on the update service or willingness to apply for a new one.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt to diverse learning styles and needs.
  • Reliable and punctual, with a commitment to supporting students’ academic and personal development.
  • Flexible approach to work and willingness to assist with various classroom tasks beyond sports coaching duties.

If you are a passionate Sports Coach looking to make a positive impact on the lives of students with special educational needs, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity. To apply, please submit your CV outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role.

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