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Level 4 Sports Coach Apprentice

Kings Langley School
Love Lane, Kings Langley, WD4 9HN
£177.97 per week
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Support for Students:
  • 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 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 club.
  • Organise inter-school and intra-school sporting competitions for children.
  • Attend to the student's personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • Supervise and support students to ensure their safety.
  • Encourage students to interact with others to promote high levels of physical activities. Encourage students 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 students 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 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.
  • Work as part of a team and support the role of other people in the team.

Other responsibilities:
  • Promote the Trust's vision of 'nurturing today's young people, inspiring tomorrow's leaders.
  • Champion the Trust's values of 'Service', 'Teamwork', 'Ambition' and 'Respect'.
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school
  • Carry out any such duties as may be reasonably required by the Trust.

Records Management:
  • 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 Trust's policies and procedures on records management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • 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.

Personal qualities

  • 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.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • The highest levels of professional and personal integrity.
  • Well organised.

Desired qualifications

  • 5 at GCSE grade A*- C (or 9-4) or equivalentsincluding English and maths.

Future prospects

Potential job roles that can emerge from the qualifications gained:
  • Teaching Assistant.
  • Pathways to University.

Things to consider

We're looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailoredsupport to our pupils. 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.

Some experience of Special Educational Needs 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.
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