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Employing Sports Coaches in Schools

Northamptonshire Sport is running the FANTASTIC Coach campaign which aims to drive up the standard of coaches in Northamptonshire’s schools. The campaign provides schools with a checklist to help ensure that coaches are appropriately qualified, suitable and safe.

The FANTASTIC coach checklist outlines the minimum qualifications and standards that a sports coach working in schools should meet:

Fully qualified?
Adequately insured?
National Curriculum aware?
Trained in safeguarding?
Appropriate to work with children?
Skilled and competent?
Their employment status checked?
Checklist completed?

See the FANTASTIC Coach checklist and supporting guidance on the Northamptonshire Sport website: 

Northamptonshire Sport has also put together a list of the many sports national governing bodies (NGB's) that coaches belong to, highlighting which sports bodies require their members to have safeguarding training - for many this is not mandatory. Schools should be aware of this when employing coaches.

See Northamptonshire Sports list of NGB requirements for safeguarding and DBS checks.

About Northamptonshire Sport

Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire. The Northamptonshire Sport Core Team is hosted by Northamptonshire County Council and its activities are funded through Sport England Lottery grant and by local and national partners.

Last updated: 13 October 2015

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