School Sport Coaching Guidance for Primary Head Teachers

Sports coaches now perform a valuable role supporting and up skilling teachers to deliver physical education in many primary schools as well as providing some after school clubs.

As such, sports coach UK and our sector Partners – Sport England, the Association for Physical Education (afPE), County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN) and Youth Sport Trust (YST) – warmly welcomed the government announcement on PE and school sport funding.
The sports coach UK web portal for Physical Education (PE) and school sport enables you, as a head teacher, to access information required to maximise the impact a sports coach can have in your school.

This web portal aims to provide you with all the step-by-step information you might need, from finding a coach and inducting them into your school, through to suggesting additional professional learning to ensure the coach is equipped for working in the education sector.

The portal includes guidance, tools, products and professional learning recommendations, many of which are free to access.

PE and school sport should play a central role in every child’s development. We believe it’s most beneficial to children when coaches and teachers work together to enhance each other’s skills. That is why we believe in both specialist PE teachers and specialist children’s coaches. We hope this web portal helps you to maximise the impact a coach can have in your school by providing you with the step-by-step information all in one place.

Tony Byrne, sports coach UK 

This web portal is a live document and will be updated with new information and resources on a regular basis.Who created and funded this portal?sports coach UK – the national agency for sports coaching, and Sport England’s national partner for coaching – has developed this web portal with support from our sector Partners Sport England, afPE, and the YST.

Compass and ukactive Integration

In mid-September 2014 the Compass Board announced its intention to merge Compass with ukactive. 

Compass was formed in 2011 as a representative body for providers of children’s activity & sport in schools & communities. ukactive, is the not-for-profit health body which campaign for active lifestyles across the UK.

Please click here to read the FAQs.

Compass responds to Public Health England consultation: Everybody Active, Every Day

Public Health England’s open consultation and the supporting document set out the case for change, evidence base for implementation and the options for action. According to the evidence base, 23% of girls aged between five and seven meet the recommended levels of daily physical activity, however, by the time they reach 13-15 only 8% do. ukactive have responded on our behalf please click here to review the response.

Compass & ukactive plot a shared future

Compass, the representative body for providers of children’s activity & sport in schools & communities, and ukactive have today announced a six month programme of work that will see the organisations working together to review Compass’ strategy and potentially integrate Compass and its members within ukactive.  

Click here to read the full release.