Graduate Sports Coach (Netball), Cheshire West and Chester

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The King's School, ChesterCheshire West and Chester

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: up to £15,800 (term time) dependent on experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

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.

Professional Standards

• 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.

More about The King's School, Chester
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Wrexham Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH4 7QL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1244 689500
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