PE Teacher Training with Youth S&C Specialism

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Physical Education Teacher Training with Youth Strength & Conditioning Specialism

Course duration: 2 years Full Time
Contract: 0.4

St. Peter’s R.C. High School is very excited to launch a new Physical Education teacher training programme that offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via School Direct along with developing a specialist skill set in Youth Strength & Conditioning.

The course is completed over 2 years with elements to prepare you fully for a career in education.
Throughout the course you will be required to perform the following roles:

• Teaching Assistant (paid 0.4 contract)
• Pastoral support
• Youth S&C coach within the Elite Performance Pathway
• Core PE lessons
• Extra-curricular fixtures and coaching

Responsibilities:

General

• Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children with whom you come into contact.
• Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant Health & Safety procedures.
• Attend all relevant department and whole school staff meetings
• Contributing to the development of resources and curriculum in the above areas
• Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
• Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the staff, pupils and other guests.
• Carry out any other duties which may reasonably be requested of you by the Head of PE.

Academic/Teaching Practice

• Perform the role of Teaching Assistant providing support to classroom teachers and pupils across a range of subjects.
• Delivery of core physical education lessons across key stages 3 and 4.
• Delivery of youth strength & conditioning through the Elite Performance Pathway across key stages 3, 4 and 5
• Support with the delivery of extra-curricular clubs and fixtures including some evenings and weekends.

Pastoral

• Provide support to an assigned Head of Year and their Year Group
• Cover for absent staff

Person Specification

• Have a genuine interest in a career in Physical Education and a desire to work with youth athletes.
• Willing to embrace all the responsibilities that come with being a teacher, in academic, pastoral and extra-curricular activities.
• Undergraduate degree in Strength & Conditioning/Sport and Exercise Science or related field.
• Coaching experience preferably within S&C and various sports with youth athletes
• Graduate qualifications in Sports Science, Strength and Conditioning Qualifications.
• Sound knowledge of S&C principles and methods of training (including
Speed, Agility, Strength training, Olympic lifting)
• Ability to work in a team sport environment, controlling and disciplining large groups.
• Excellent ability to communicate with, and develop, young people and other members of staff
• Willingness to learn and develop as an S&C coach and Physical Educator
• Desire to complete UKSCA accreditation
• Computer literacy, including MS office, especially Excel

IN ORDER TO BE APPOINTED IN THE POST YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE:
1) DBS CLEARANCE
2) COMPLETED THE SCHOOL’S SAFEGUARDING TRAINING
3) SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE QTS SKILLS TESTS IN ENGLISH AND MATHS IN ORDER TO TAKE UP THE QTS TRAINING ELEMENT.

To apply: Please download the following form: PE and S&C Teacher Training Application Form and send it with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the course to James Baker on – jbaker@sphs.uk.com

Start date: November 2016

Closing date for applications: Thursday 20th October 2016

Interviews: Week commencing 31st October 2016

Simplifaster Blog: Eccentric Training & The Younger Athlete

Over the past year I’ve been using the Exxentric kBox3 with a number of athletes in the Elite Performance Pathway LTAD programme at St. Peter’s R.C. High School.

One of the common questions I’ve had about using it is how we’ve introduced it with the younger athletes and where eccentric training in general comes in for our athletes.

So when I was asked by Simplifaster to contribute an article for their blog I decided to provide a detailed overview of the progression of eccentric training in our system and where it fits in the larger training puzzle as the athletes develop and earn the right to progress along through the pathway.

Like with any form of loaded resistance training you need to start by ensuring the athletes has control of their body through basic tranges

You can check out the full article here – Eccentric Training and The Younger Athlete – and if you are interested in incorporating the kBox3 into your training environment whether that is professional sport, a private S&C facility or physiotherapy clinic we are now working with a number of different organisations to help them get set up with the system. Please contact us and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.