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Coaching HQ

Who is Coaching HQ?

Coaching HQ is 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 Governing 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)
  • P.P.A. 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:
Arrows Archery, Athletics (Track and Field), Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance and Performing Arts, Dodgeball, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Gymnastics (Basic), Multi-Skills, Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activity (OAA), Quick Sticks Hockey, Rounders, Tag-Rugby, Tennis, and Tri-Golf. (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:
Agility, Balance and Coordination (A,B,C’s); Invasion Games; Moving/Travelling with an Object; Net/Wall Games; Rolling, Sending and Receiving; Striking and Fielding; Team Building Games; Throwing and Catching. (Have a specific request? Please don’t hesitate to ask!)

Physical Literacy:
Coaching HQ tries to include principles from the Physical Literacy Framework into our sessions. We believe that by enabling children to become ‘physically literate’ it will increase the chance of continued participation in physical activity throughout their lives.

Physical Literacy aims to provide children with the motivation, confidence, knowledge and understanding to create the foundation that will allow them to develop into competent, confident and healthy movers. This is done by creating the opportunity to allow students to participate in a wide range of age and stage appropriate activities. These sessions would look to include ‘games making’ to allow children to become more innovative and to help encourage independent learning. This will help students work towards gaining an understanding of how their body moves and works during physical activity, and why we implement such things as warm ups into our sporting activities. Health and wellbeing doesn’t just include physical health but, mental health as well. Being both physically and mentally healthy means that children will be able to achieve greater self esteem in other aspects of their lives, this includes a positive impact in their school work. Many studies have been highlighting the benefits that physical activity can have on concentration levels in the classroom.

Activity Days
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 Certificate* 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

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 – chris.whitfield@livingsport.co.uk   Telephone 01487 849912

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