CoachMark is the minimum standard for coaches working in schools, paid or voluntary. The standards cover coaching qualifications, DBS disclosure, insurance, safeguarding, education, references and commitment to a Code of Conduct. Key partners from coaching agencies such as Apex, Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust, Stevenage FC Foundation and All For Sport as well … Continued

Coaching Blog

Welcome to the Coaching Blog, launched during Coaching Week (4th-10th June 2018). The Coaching Blog gives some guidance on topics and tools that can support your development as a coach and provide a pathway to gain further knowledge from resources or courses online and in person. Written by Chris Samways – Coaching Lead – – … Continued

Herts Support for PE & School Sport

We’re committed to supporting primary schools, headteachers and PE coordinators across Hertfordshire to work towards creating the a generation of physically active children. We know that high-quality teaching and provision of PE and school sport will increase participation levels in physical activity and lead to healthier young people who are more engaged across the whole … Continued

Administrative Assistant

Kelly Fagan I have been at the Herts Sports Partnership for over 2 years and am the full time administrator for the team. I am involved in day-to-day administration duties; assisting colleagues, the running of our Eventbrite website as well as supporting the CoachMark scheme. I organised the courses and workshop programme for 2016-17 and … Continued

Key Messages for Schools

Educational sport carries the same importance as external sport. Therefore Safeguarding is of equal importance. School sport and club sport involve similar environments and therefore many of the procedures are the same. However, if you are not familiar with these procedures it is worth reading the following: Questions you should be asking: Who are you … Continued

Key Messages for Parents

If you are a parent there are a number of steps that you can take to ensure that your child feels protected and safe within their sporting environment. As a parent you have the right to check that the sports club that your child attends is safe and secure. It’s easy to find out more … Continued

Key Messages for Coaches and Volunteers

We believe that all young people, children and adults at risk deserve the right to protection, correct welfare and the feeling of safety in all sporting environments. Ultimately this responsibility comes down to the coach or volunteer. All coaches and volunteers should have valid and renewed safeguarding qualifications. Safeguarding needs to be renewed every three … Continued