Sports Coach Apprentice

Recruiter
Orchard Mead Academy
Location
Keyham Lane West, Leicester, LE5 1RT
Salary
£172.00 per week
Posted
29 Apr 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Ref
VAC001704908
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
This is a fantastic opportunity to be a School Sport Coach Apprentice. This position is for enthusiastic and energetic individuals looking to enter or excel in a career within sports coaching and/or teaching.

The school sport coach Apprentice will collaborate with teachers to develop pupils' mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. You will design and deliver coaching programmes that focus on the acceleration of sustainable mastery of children's psychomotor skills and wider physical education standards whilst being able to profile children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development needs.

Apprentices will undergo training with Loughborough College which will commence on Monday 2nd August 2021 to prepare for the school environment.

Job Purpose:

To collaborate with teachers to develop pupils' mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. Design and deliver coaching programmes that focus on the acceleration of sustainable mastery of children's psychomotor skills and wider physical education standards whilst being able to profile children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development needs

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Support the provision of high-quality sports coaching during and after school
  • Involve all children in physical education and adapting lessons to children with different abilities
  • Give feedback to students on performance and help them to improve techniques and understanding
  • Improve links with other local schools and partners to help with competitive sport and physical activity provision
  • Utilise and collaborate with industry-wide support networks and internal team members to ensure the most effective coaching services are delivered to participants.
  • Increase physical activity levels within the school (both pupils and staff)
  • Increase physical activity during break and lunchtimes
  • Assist with the improvement of staff development within the area of PE and school sport
  • Support the PE Coordinator regarding intra and inter school events
  • Assist the school in its day to day duties (support classroom activities and the school environment)
  • Plan fun, engaging coaching activities, sessions and programmes in a safe environment
  • Managing coursework set the Apprenticeship
  • Develop and update own coaching philosophy and strategies through professional practice, continuous development and self-review
  • Develop and implement evidence-based, progressive coaching systems that comply with all relevant and current legislation, statutory guidance, sector standards and codes
  • Use up-to-date knowledge of wider issues affecting the coaching environment to proactively influence best practice across the coaching team
  • Promote holistic wellbeing within coaching practice to control/contain stressors experienced by participants in the coaching environment
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of education standards, trends, frameworks, paradigms and contemporary influences
  • Deliver appropriate coaching pedagogies and processes that align to national physical education curriculum and considers the school context, category, culture, strategies and regulatory constraints

Quality Assurance & Standards:
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • Be professional when dealing with staff, students, parents and outside agencies.
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety
  • To implement and promote Leicester City Council and the school's policies and procedures relating to all areas of employment and service delivery


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confidence
  • Patience
  • Conscientious
  • A good time keeper
  • Able to take instruction and willing to learn
  • Safety conscious
  • Able to travel to work in their own transport
  • Have previous experience of sports coaching
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Good time management
  • Good personal organisation
  • Self-reflective
  • Good use of initiative
  • A specialism for gymnastics, dance or netball would be beneficial
  • Level 1+ in a recognised sport would be beneificla


Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated and self-driven
  • Able to receive constructive criticism
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Maturity
  • Professionalism


Desired qualifications

  • Completed A levels or minimum of a Level 3 in PE or sport related qualification
  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 or above in English & maths is highly desirable. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity to complete Functional Skills alongside the programme


Future prospects

Potential relevant exit routes on successful completion are:
  • Higher Education
  • Employment at the school
  • Coaching in education
  • Community sports coaching
  • International sports coaching


Things to consider

  • You will be employed to work with children full time in a school as a member of staff, not a student
  • You will need to be able to attend a training course at Loughborough College starting on Monday 2nd August 2021 for 3 weeks Monday to Friday
  • Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS and Satisfactory References
  • Commitment for 2 years is crucial and no qualifications can be gained by leaving before passing the end point assessment

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