Dear prospective applicant,
In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1,500 students from inner city backgrounds.
The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional Sports Coach to work alongside the Deputy Head of Faculty to lead our Sports Academy. This is an exciting position within the PE faculty with opportunities to shape the vision and direction of the Sports Academy as well as deliver lessons within the curriculum and support the extra-curricular activities. This post is full-time and permanent, and as a staff member of Crown Hills Community College you will receive a number of further benefits. These include a work laptop, continual professional development, health Insurance, no emails at the weekend or after 8pm, administrative support, 24 hours a day/365 days a year phone counselling service, and a Cycle to Work scheme.
In the last 4 years, we have introduced the Sports Academy with the intention of providing a pathway to greatness for those with the aptitude within one our 3 key areas of fencing, badminton and cricket. Within the first months, we competed at the National Fencing Competition, where we received a bronze medal after beating one of the top fee-paying independent schools in the country. We also have representatives within the county and midlands cricket squads as well as having a variety of success in level 3 competitions in badminton. We also have a leadership academy and a pupil leadership strand that runs through the whole college. Selected students from Year 7 to 11 will follow a calendared programme of high performance coaching, mentoring and strength & conditioning delivered by a team of expert practitioners.
Pupils within the sports academy currently receive before school strength and conditioning training, mentoring and coaching within their specialist sport. We aim to raise aspirations through trips to elite fixtures, visits to FE/HE partners and inspirational speakers. They also receive Sports Academy tee-shirts, blazer badges and attend our sports awards evening to help raise the profile of the Academy.
There will also be the opportunity to support the PE faculty within curriculum time and have responsibility for your own classes under the direction of the Head of faculty. The role will also allow you to support the extensive extra-curricular programme. As such, we are looking for a Sports Coach who has coached or played to a high level in any of our Sports Academy disciplines and has the willingness and capabilities to develop themselves within the other strands. We will support this through progressive CPD opportunities including the chance to be a coach educator.
Crown Hills are also the lead school for Inspire Together (formerly SSPAN). Inspire Together is divided into the 6 key delivery strands of Inclusion, High Quality Competition, Leadership, Health & Wellbeing, Community Engagement and High Quality Physical Education. It is made up of 127 schools across Leicester and the aim is to go beyond school sport, and to have a positive impact on the young people in Leicester, their families and their communities. The post holder will have the opportunity to work with the Inspire Together team to provide opportunities to primary and secondary schools within the 3 key sports.
This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility and demonstrable experience in coaching or playing to a high level in Fencing, Badminton, or cricket. Outstanding communication and inter-personal skills to build strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents are essential, as is a deep commitment to the school’s aims and values.
We welcome applications from a coaching or educational background across the private and public sector.
If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and experience of delivering excellence we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for the role to start as soon as possible.
We have also organised an online information evening, please contact Sinead Franklin by email to confirm your attendance. It is highly recommended that you attend this evening to support your application and ensure this role is suitable. After the information evening, if you have any further questions please contact Ian O’Flynn who is the Assistant Principal for PE and School Sport.
The application consists of an application form as well as an accompanying letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 explaining your suitability and experience for the role as well as answering the question ‘Why Crown Hills and why now?’.
Information Evening – Wednesday 18th January 2023 - 6.00pm online
Deadline for applicants is 9am Monday 30th January 2023
Interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd February 2023
Mr F Adam
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.