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Using Coaches

How can Coaches be used in Schools?

Below are some examples who how coaches can assist with PE and sport delivery in your school.

  • Provide additional capacity to help schools to deliver a greater range and frequency of school sport opportunities for their children and young people
  • Assist teachers in improving their knowledge around the development of core skills in young people such as locomotion, object control, stability, balance and co-ordination.
  • Help to ensure the PE and School Sport premium funding as a sustainable legacy by directly up-skilling teachers technical knowledge of sport.
  • Support teachers to develop FUNdamental movement skills in young people to help them to be more confident to participate in sport and physical activity as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Promote lifelong participation in sport and physical activity to young people.
  • Be role models and play a pivotal role in the mentoring and development of young leaders as coaches
  • Help to develop skills for life and skills for employability in young people through empowerment and engagement of young people in leadership roles in sport.
  • Contribute to the raising achievement agenda in schools through developing confidence and self-esteem in young people through sport and through educating young people on the importance and value of sport.
  • Support the transition between school and community sport through helping to create and develop satellite clubs and developing links with local community sports clubs

sportscoachUK have worked with various partners to create a Coaching in Schools Portal to assist Primary Schools with the use of Sports Coaches. Click on the image below to see the portal.

Choosing the right Sports Coach

  • Choose a coach who has the minimum of a Level 2 governing body qualification.
  • Choose a coach that meets the Minimum Standards of Deployment as set out by Sportscoach UK. This means a coach that has an attendance certificate, within the last three years, in Safeguarding and Equity in Your Coaching. We also recommend attendance at a First Aid course
  • Choose a coach who has some experience of working with this age group and understands their needs
  • Here is a tool to help you understand what qualifications your coach should have to deliver each sport according to the National Governing body.

We do not currently have a Coaching Agency and therefore are unable to provide you with names of coaches to deliver sport and PE within your school. If you are looking for qualified coaches for particular sports, we will work with the relevant National Governing Body and where possible identify coaches across Suffolk that may be able to assist you. This does not mean that they have been recommended by Suffolk Sport as it is likely we have not seen the coach in action. It is your responsibility to ensure they are a high quality coach and that you are happy with their coaching sessions.

Coaching Agencies working in Suffolk

There are several sports coaching providers working across Suffolk. Below are some of the coaching agencies we are aware of. We are not specifically recommending any of the providers listed or not listed and would recommend that you carry out all the relevant checks before using any external coaches to support and boost your schools sporting offer!

Simon King

Simon King

Sport Development Officer (Coaching & Primary School Lead)

Suffolk Sport

C/O SCDC East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT
01394 444580
  • CSP Network
    Sport England
    Suffolk County Council
    Harrod UK
    Abbeycroft Leisure
  • Ipswich Borough Council
    South Suffolk Leisure
    Waveney District Council
    Mid Suffolk District Council
    Anything Print
  • St Edmundsbury Borough Council
    Suffolk Coastal District Council
    Babergh District Council
    Forest Heath District Council
    Ufford Park
  • CSP Network
  • Sport England
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Harrod UK
  • Abbeycroft Leisure
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • South Suffolk Leisure
  • Waveney District Council
  • Mid Suffolk District Council
  • Anything Print