The successful candidate will assist with the teaching of both P.E. and Games, working with professional Sports coaches and PE/Games staff across the curriculum, from the Junior School to the Senior School. An ability to coach netball along with a summer sports is essential.
This post would suit a Graduate in a sport's related discipline who is either seeking invaluable, practical experience ahead of entering the teaching profession or developing a career in the coaching sphere.
Core Specific Skills & Competencies
• Coaching qualification in netball is essential.
• Effective and efficient communication skills are essential
• High level of personal fitness is desirable
• Personal playing experience to a good Club level or above is desirable
• Flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to undertake additional duties and responsibilities (as directed by the Director of Sport) are all essential
• The ability to work well with initiative and to work with others as part of a team is essential
• First Aid qualification is desirable
• Competency in the use of ICT is desirable
• To manage pupil learning through effective coaching
• To set high expectations for all pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.
• To ensure continuity, progression and cohesiveness in all coaching
• To use a variety of methods and approaches to match the range of pupil needs, and ensure equal opportunity for all pupils
• Planning and coaching Games sessions & matches throughout the year for pupils of all ages and abilities.
• To work effectively as a member of the PE/Games Department to improve the quality of coaching and learning.
• To develop and maintain effective methods of communication with the Head of P.E., other staff, pupils and parents
• To coach and manage School sports teams each term as directed.
• To coach extra-curricular sporting activities (lunchtime, after school and weekend) as directed.
• To encourage pupils to develop a sense of team spirit with emphasis on cooperation and commitment to teams, one another and the School.
• Selecting and managing teams in mid-week and weekend fixtures in all three terms.
• Assist in officiating matches at all levels.
Monitoring, Assessment and Recording
• To be responsible for the processes of identification, assessment and recording of the pupils in their charge
• Keep an accurate register of pupils where necessary
• To foster and support the School’s rules, aims, values and ethos
• To assist with pastoral care duties as required by the Deputy Head (Pastoral)
• To realise the responsibility for Health and Safety problems/risk assessment and the oversight of the safety of all pupils when being coached and making pupils themselves aware of safety.
• To ensure that pupils wear appropriate, regulation clothing.
• To assist with Sports Days and other departmental events.
• Attendance at Departmental meetings and INSET meetings.
• To host opposing school pupils, staff and parents for fixtures, including meeting and greeting and supervising pupils at post-match teas as required.
• To cover for absent colleagues as is reasonable, fair and equitable as laid down by the Deputy Head
• Promoting professional standards of punctuality, discipline and sportsmanship with all pupils, taking appropriate action where necessary.