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Level 4 Sports Coach Apprentice

Whitburn Church of England Academy
Rackly Way, Sunderland, SR6 7EF
£129.00 per week
Closing date
10 Aug 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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To contribute to the development of a strong, effective school with an emphasis on promoting a culture of educational excellence, within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond the school into the wider community.


To provide outstanding support to enable students with additional needs including those with SEN to play a full and active part in the life of the school and to make outstanding progress in their learning.

KeyResponsibilities andAccountabilities

Support for Pupils:
  • Be a positive role model, creating a positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage 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 pupils
  • 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 club
  • Organise inter-school and intra-school sporting competitions for children
  • Attend to the pupils' personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • Supervise and support pupils to ensure their safety
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others to promote high levels of physical activities
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate

Support for Teachers:
  • Provide information and support to teachers and other support staff as to the most effective methods of support for pupils with learning needs
  • Support the PE coordinator 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
  • Administer and contribute to the invigilation of examinations as required
  • Deliver coaching in a range of physical activities alongside teachers within the Academy'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 Academy'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 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
  • Work as part of a team and support the role of other people in the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to be a positive role model for pupils
  • Ability to keep pupils engaged with a positive attitude
  • Able to give clear and precise instructions
  • Organised and having the capability to set up sessions or lessons to a deadline
  • Knowledge of sport will be beneficial
  • Possess the ability to analyse problems for quick solutions
  • Perseverance and patience

Personal qualities

  • A motivated and determinedindividual with a commitment to the school and the course
  • Consistency, keeping a high standard of work plus work ethic throughout the apprenticeship
  • Effective communication skills, important between the apprentice and line manager, as well as apprentice and pupils
  • Leadership, maintain control of groups and inspire students
  • Positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GSCE's, or equivalents,(Grade A*-C or 9-4) including English or maths

Future prospects

  • The right candidate may be employed permanently at the end of the apprenticeship
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