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Coaches working in schools

Once they have identified their PE and sport priorities, schools may decide to spend some of the PE and Sport Premium on deploying coaches. For example, coaches might:

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  • work alongside* teachers in lessons to increase teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence
  • provide extra-curricular sport – during breakfast, lunchtime and after-school sessions and/or at weekends and in the school holidays
  • run competitions and increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • mentor school staff, young leaders, parents and other volunteers to support them to deliver extra-curricular physical activity, sport and competition
  • support gifted and talented pupils
  • support pupils to make the transition to club and community sport.

*All national partners advocate that coaches should support - not displace - teachers in curriculum time.

Visit the following links for advice on how to recruit, deploy and manage coaches effectively;

UK Coaching has updated and relaunched its website to support head teachers to recruit and develop sports coaches.  The 'Coaching in Schools Portal' can be found online by clicking on the image below:

Coaching in Primary Schools PortalTo source a local coach, contact Victoria Auton, Coach Development Manager at Tees Valley Sport via email

To register as a coach, visit the Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers page and register on the NE Coach and Leader site.