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Guidance on deploying coaches in primary schools out of curriculum


Active Partnerships, Association for Physical Education (afPE), CIMSPA, ukactive KIDS, UK Coaching and Youth Sport Trust have developed this guidance, supported by Sport England.

The guidance

A set of nationally recognised professional standards for those coaching children have been established by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) on behalf of Sport England.

The Minimum Deployment Requirements have been developed to help drive the quality of coaching delivered to children. We would encourage schools and partners to support coaches to access further training that would allow them to go beyond minimum requirements and meet the additional recommendations laid out here.

 

During the transition period

(Academic years 2019/20 to 2021/22)
  • Minimum age 18
  • CIMSPA-endorsed training based on professional standards for coaching, coaching children, coaching in the school environment and safeguarding technical standard, or Governing Body Level 2 (or above) qualification in the activity being delivered
  • Any additional technical standard required for the activity being delivered (eg gymnastics)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Appropriate insurance
 
 

Following the transition period

(Academic year 2022/23 onwards)
  • Minimum age 18
  • CIMSPA-endorsed training based on professional standards for coaching, coaching children, coaching in the school environment and safeguarding technical standard
  • Any additional technical standard required for the activity being delivered (eg gymnastics)
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Appropriate insurance
 
These professional standards will help support the requirement for coaches to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours to work with this age group and in this environment. School leaders must ensure that coaches have the technical expertise for each activity they are delivering.

Out of hours activities delivered directly by school staff or on behalf of the school are the responsibility of the Headteacher and governing body.

Headteachers always need to ensure they are complying with their employers requirements regarding qualifications and evidence of coach competence. This will necessitate working to the employers minimum operating standards, which all coaches must meet.

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How can this improve outcomes for children?

UK Coaching: We feel the new professional standards will help to ensure the wants and needs of children are met. Here is what young people told us they want from their coach:

Keeps Me Involved
Is Always Really
Makes Sure



These deployment requirements have been developed in collaboration by:


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