Level 4 Sports Coach in a School Setting Apprentice
School Sport Coaches aim to provide meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences. They enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change.
School Sport coaches profile children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development needs. They measure children’s skills and abilities in a range of physical activity contexts in line with the National Curriculum and create a high-level school curriculum plan for PE based on a ‘whole-child’ development approach.
This is a full time position – 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Duration of the apprenticeship is 18 months.
Possible start date - 06 Sep 2022
Date posted – 17th June 2022
Closing date – 1st July 2022
Apprenticeship level - Higher
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
Salary – Apprenticeship wage
Positions - 1 available
Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
Support for Students:
- Be a positive role model, creating a positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage all children to participate in sport and physical activity.
- Prepare and implement well-structured and progressive coaching programmes. Take positive steps to identify and overcome barriers to participation amongst children, prioritising access, inclusion and acceptance of all students.
- Where appropriate adapt or modify materials and resources to ensure full access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
- Support student access to the curriculum by differentiating learning activities where appropriate.
- Develop positive relationships with students to support progress and attainment and promote self-esteem and independence.
- Deliver intervention and support strategies for specific students as directed by the teacher.
- Support the use of ICT in learning activities where appropriate.
- Organise and lead on breakfast and after school sports clubs.
- Organise inter-school and intra-school sporting competitions for children.
- Supervise and support students to ensure their safety.
- Encourage students to act independently as appropriate.
Support for Teachers:
- Support the Head of PE with the administrative tasks involved in school and competition events.
- Assist in student supervision and management of student behaviour, in line with school procedures.
- Keep and update records as agreed with the teacher.
- Support the teacher by contributing to the delivery of local and national learning strategies and recording achievement, progress and providing feedback to the teacher.
- Provide feedback to the teacher regarding student achievement with lessons.
- Deliver coaching in a range of physical activities alongside teachers within the school’s PE curriculum and to have a focus on out of school hours learning.
- Make and maintain contacts with outside sporting bodies to ensure signposting opportunities are made available to specific groups or individuals.
Support for the School:
- Support the maintenance and enhancement of the school’s ethos and mission through their own outstanding professional conduct and high expectations of others.
- Carry out duties in accordance with the school’s PE and other policies, including equal opportunities, child protection, health and safety at work.
- Be aware of and comply with policies relating to safeguarding (including child protection), health and safety, confidentiality, and data protection.
- Assist in providing an atmosphere in which effective learning can take place.
- Support the promotion of positive relationships with parents and outside agencies.
- Work within school policies and procedures.
- Attend and participate in individual and team meetings as required.
- Undertake personal development and improve own practice through training, observation, evaluation, and discussion with colleagues including performance management.
- Where required to accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips, out of school activities and enrichment programmes.
- Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson time including before school, during breaks and lunchtime and after school as part of PE.
- Work as part of a team and support the role of other people in the team.
- Promote the school’s vision
- Contribute to the wider life of the school
- Carry out any such duties as may be reasonably required by the HOD
- All staff who create, receive, and use records in the course of their job are responsible for ensuring that records are managed appropriately. It is therefore likely that this post-holder will have responsibility for record-keeping as part of the role. Employees are required to be conversant with the school’s policies and procedures on records management in line with GDPR.
Requirements and prospects
- Good ICT skills for word-processing and use of learning software, including online resources.
- The ability to maintain positive relationships with students and other adults.
- The ability to work effectively within a team.
- An enthusiasm to inspire young people to get involved in PE and School Sport.
- Commitment to the role.
- Ability to work as part of a team in a busy school environment.
- Ability to use initiative.
- The highest levels of professional and personal integrity.
- Well organised.
- 5 at GCSE grade A*- C (or 9-4) or equivalents including English and maths.
- Potential job roles that can emerge from the qualifications gained:
Pathways to University.
Things to consider
We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored support to our pupils and staff. You will be committed to making a positive difference in young people’s lives and to supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed. The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching and to develop relationships across our school. Experience of coaching high school age would be an advantage, but a willingness to learn and adapt and a positive attitude are just as important. We will provide you with a range of in-house training opportunities and an extensive induction package.
Malbank School and Sixth Form College
SPORTING FUTURES TRAINING (UK) LTD
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Level 4 Sports Coach Apprentice:
Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport.
Employment awareness in active leisure and learning.
Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate).
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)
How to Apply
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