Our coaching staff are the most experienced coaches in the business. They are fully qualified and widely experienced in delivering sport based lessons to pupils aged 4-11 years.
Our coaches are always conscious that their sessions must be consistent, action-packed and most important of all – fun!!
- All Coaches are fully qualified
- All Coaches are Enhanced DBS checked
- All Coaches are First Aid qualified
Continuing Personal Development (CPD)
The Elms Sport in Schools is proud of its bespoke CPD programme. All coaches take part in our termly in-house training sessions and are regularly assessed and monitored by our team of Senior Managers.
The Elms Sport in Schools requires all coaches to take our own bespoke PPA exam twice per year, the pass rate for this must be a minimum of 75%.
Finally, we ensure that all coaches are fully trained in every aspect of working within a school environment:
- Lesson Plans
- Behaviour Management
- Pupil Assessments
The Elms Sport in Schools is committed to promoting and delivering best practice when working with children. We ensure that each and every coach is familiar with our following policies:
- Safeguarding Children
- Health and Safety
- Coaches Code of Ethics and Conduct
Coaching Licence Points
In order to ensure CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for all the coaching staff at The Elms, coaches must gain 40 points per year (12 months rolling).
The table below explains the focal points. Points can be gained for the following:
Focal Points Points
One whole term’s sessions fully attended
Throughout a whole term (12-13 weeks) you have NOT missed one day’s coaching
Level 2 & above achieved in the year
Have you become newly qualified to Level 2 or above in any particular sport? The certificate must be added to your Elms in-house file before the points are submitted
Any brand new schools The Elms are introduced to is classed as new business. This includes extra curricula activities gained at your current school as well as PPA hours
Attendance at ‘In-House’ training
There are 20 dates in the calender year where ‘in-house’ training takes place. These are 2 hour courses. Failure to arrive on time will mean you will have to re-book
Attendance at Coaches/Senior Managers Meetings
Throughout the year there will be meetings organised by Management. You will be advised of these meetings in advance
Completed PPA test
1, 2, 3
You can arrange to do an Elms PPA test at any time through your Senior Manager. The test will be 30 minutes duration and has to be completed at The Elms Head Office.
65% = 1 licence point
75% = 2 licence points
85% = 3 licence points
If unsuccessful or you wish to improve on your score, you can arrange to take the test again at any time
New School figures 20+
Positive feedback from Schools/Parents
This could be in the form of an email sent into the Office by a Senior staff at a school as well as a phone call. Good feedback from parents also means proof is required – so a parent telling YOU how much Jimmy is enjoying tennis does not count! Ask the parent to put their comments in writing
Shadowing Senior Coaches (5 hours)
Shadowing a Senior Manager at any PPA/extra curricula activity is essential. Shadowing will mean taking sessions as well as observing