What is Coaching HQ?
It’s our coaching service which has been created to provide high quality physical activity, physical education and sports coaching delivery in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Coaching HQ, as part of Living Sport, has unprecedented access to all National Govering Bodies of Sport. We also have a strong working relationship with the Cambridge and Peterborough Sports Partnership and with the Cambridgeshire County Council Physical Education Service. This enables us to create a bespoke training programme for our coaching staff and provide a high quality service to our local schools, local authorities and businesses. It’s a paid service and monies made are paid back into our charity.
What Services can we provide to your school, local authority or company?
Deliver high quality physical activity which is relevant to both age and ability
Create a positive working environment for all to be active and enjoy physical activity
Help boost the confidence of those taking part in physical activity as well as the teachers who lead PE and sport.
What Do We Offer?
- Breakfast Clubs
- Curriculum Support (Teacher Upskilling)
- PPA Cover
- Lunchtime Activity (Overseeing an activity or running one specifically/upskilling lunch time staff)
- After School Club Activity (OHSL)
- Evening Activity/Club Work
Sport Specific Activities:
Athletics (Track and Field), Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance and Performing Arts, Dodgeball, Gymnastics (basic), Quick Sticks Hockey, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Multi-Skills, Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activity (OAA), Rounders, Tag-Rugby, Tennis, Tri-Golf, Volleyball and more (have a specific request? Please don’t hesitate to ask!)
Adapted Activities (Disability Sports)
Boccia, New-Age Kurling, Polybat and Table Cricket.
Topic Specific Activity:
Rolling, Sending and Receiving, Striking and Fielding, Moving/Travelling with an Object, New/Wall Games, Team Building Games, Invasion Games, Agility, Balance and Coordination, Throwing and Catching. (Have a specific request? Please don’t hesitate to ask!)
Disability Awareness Day, Olympic/Paralympic Day, Sports Day.
Why Work With Us?
Building a relationship with any school or company we work in is paramount to how we deliver our services. You will have dedicated relationship coordinator who will ensure that your requirements are met and any issues that do occur are resolved as quickly as possible.
To ensure high quality, Coaching HQ minimum standards for our delivery coaches include:
UK Coaching Certfificate* Level 2 qualified coach*(or equivalent qualification if UKCC not available)
UK Coaching (formerly known as Sports Coach UK) recommended minimum standards for deployment
(First Aid, Disclosure and Barring Service, Safeguarding and Protecting Children)
Our coaches may have or are undertaking additional training in:
- OSHL sports specific training
- Training needs analysis undertaken with the Coaching Manager
- Knowledge of local sport clubs with active junior sections
- Behaviour Management
- Coaching in the Curriculum
Coaching HQ coaches are put through a recruitment procedure which includes a practical assessment and interview process to ensure the best quality coaches are recruited. Every coach receives a comprehensive induction to Living Sport and Coaching HQ policies and procedures. Throughout their employment all coaches are observed regularly by an experienced member of Living Sport team.
‘The teachers are more enthusiastic and the children’s confidence has improved. They have learnt new skills. We would recommend Coaching HQ services, Chris and Lee have been excellent coaches and we are very satisfied with the services provided.’
Carol Birch – Assistant Head Teacher – Ramsey Spinning Infant School
‘The staff have developed and the pupils have received excellent PE delivery. We have good relations with our coach, we just wish our sports budget coach afford more support! We are very satisfied and would recommend Coaching HQ to other organisations!’
Donna Herbert/Natasha Stott – PE Coordinator’s – Little Paxton Primary School
‘ It has given the children access to different sports and improved the teaching they are receiving. As teachers, it has improved our confidence when leading physical activity. We would recommend Coaching HQ and are very satisfied with the service!’
Sophie Mosley – Assistant Head Teacher – The Ashbeach School
‘The children have enjoyed the sessions very much and have developed new skills. While the teacher’s confidence has improved. We are very satisfied with the service and would recommend it to others. Thank you to Chris (coach) for his hard work and dedication, we have thoroughly enjoyed working with him!’
Emma Heanes – Head Teacher – Bury Primary School
If you are interested in getting coaching provision and would like to find out more with us and would like to find out more, please contact our Coaching HQ Manager; Chris Whitfield – email@example.com Telephone 01487 849912