Apprentice Sports Coach

St Mary C Of E Primary School
Mill Lane, Sherborne, DT9 6RH
£159.10 per week
21 Apr 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
To work under the guidance of Curriculum Lead for PE, to provide support for PE lessons. As required, also provide support in the classroom (in non-PE lessons) to pupils who require additional help to overcome their barriers and to support the classteacher. To understand about the specific learning, emotional and behavioural needs of children and to liaise with teachers and other colleagues as appropriate. To establish supportive and professional relationships with pupils to create a stable, caring and positive learning environment. To lead lunch, break and after school sports clubs/ activities and organise fixtures and events to raise the profile of sports in school.
  • Supporting class teachers in both practical and theory PE lessons to aid the progress of pupils
  • Under the direction of the Curriculum Lead for PE/PE teacher, support the activities of individuals or groups in PE lessons
  • Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with individual pupils and groups
  • With training, be able to contribute to Individual Education Plans as appropriate
  • Support pupils during learning activities
  • Promote pupils' social and emotional development
  • Support pupils with specific needs, for example, sensory and/or physical impairment, cognitive or learning difficulties, behavioural, emotional and social development needs, communication and interaction difficulties and individual personal requirements
  • Support pupils on school trips and to access clubs and other school activities
  • Supporting individual and small groups of pupils to make progress with their general learning and support with specific needs such as emotional wellbeing or behaviour
  • Observe and provide feedback on pupil performance and progress in lessons
  • With training, contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities
  • Assist the class teacher in preparing and maintaining the learning environment
  • With training and support, use behaviour management strategies, in line with the School's policy and procedures which contribute to a purposeful learning environment
  • To enable students to learn as effectively as possible by, differentiating and adapting materials and motivating and encouraging students
  • With training, contribute to the maintenance of pupils' records
  • Provide support to ensure pupils' safety and wellbeing
  • Provide general administrative support, for example, produce worksheets etc.
  • Raise the profile of PE and School Sports in the school
  • Lead lunch and after-school activities, clubs and events to raise the profile of sports and a healthy lifestyle in school
  • Organise sporting fixtures, including communicating with other schools and transport companies if necessary
  • Monitor and maintain sports equipment

The Sports Coach Apprentice needs to work as part of a wider School team and is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with all colleagues in delivering service excellence and contributing positively to School life.
  • To demonstrate commitment and reliability through good attendance and time keeping
  • To participate in training activities as part of own professional development
  • To undertake other relevant tasks, as directed by the Senior Leadership Team, for example, administrative tasks, supporting students during registration, break and lunchtimes
  • To attend relevant meetings and INSETs as required
  • To demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of the school and its values
  • To continuously improve their own and team's performance achieved through self- assessment and feedback, working collaboratively with each other and contributing good ideas and solutions
  • To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people within the school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Office Suite
  • A sound knowledge of PE and sports and how to deliversports sessions
  • Coaching skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently and flexibly
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good organisational skills
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Team player- willingness to collaborate with others
  • Patience and empathy
  • Building positive and professional relationships
  • Self-motivated and willing to work hard
  • Responsive to feedback and willing to acquire new skills
  • Resilient
  • Reliable and punctual
  • A passion for PE and sports
  • A genuine interest in supporting the learning of young people

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of GCSE's C/4 Grade in maths and English
  • Recognised sports coaching qualification

Future prospects

There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to remain in employment on successful completion of this Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

There may be a requirement on occasion to provide general classroom TA support.

There will be a requirement to work after school to support clubs and fixtures, so some flexibility with the working day will be required.

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