School Sports Coach Apprentice

Gartree High School
Ridge Way, Leicester, LE2 5TQ
£159.10 per week
13 May 2021
22 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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 will collaborate with teachers to develop pupils' mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. They 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.

As a School Sport Coach Apprentice, you will need to understand how to plan and deliver coaching sessions. You will also need to inspire, motivate and enthuse your students.

Below,are the main roles you will be expected to carry out during your apprenticeship:
  • 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 Co-ordinator 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 for 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will already have the following set of skills:
  • Good time management - agood time keeper
  • Able to travel to work in their own transport or travel to work to arrive on time
  • Have previous experience of sports coaching
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Good personal organisation
  • Good use of initiative

  • A confident swimmer

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated and self-driven
  • Confidence
  • Able to take instruction and willing to learn
  • Safety conscious
  • Able to receive constructive criticism
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Mature attitude
  • Professionalism
  • Self-reflective

Desired qualifications

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

  • Level 1+ in a recognised sport

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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