School Sport Development Officer

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School Sport Development Officer

As our School Sport Development Officer you’ll be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a programme of events throughout the academic year within the primary and secondary sports enrichment programme. Our enrichment programme is exciting and varied, designed to encourage every young person to explore new things, develop their passions and discover their talents for life beyond school. That is why the enrichment programme is embedded into everything we do within the Trust and we need someone to co-ordinate our primary and secondary activities to run smoothly in the South of the Trust.

Northhampton or split base between Northampton and Loughbough, LE11 4SQ
Contact Name
Shane Ward
Contact Telephone
07753 221265
Contact Email

About School Sport Development Officer

Malcolm Arnold Academy

  • Ensure all trip paperwork is in order and signed off in a timely manner and pupils informed and selected
  • Oversee all activities in the build up to DRET events within school
  • Collect and collate evidence from the Academy that will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the Sports Enrichment Programme for primary and secondary academies.
  • Where possible support enrichment clubs and fixtures
  • Ensure displays all updated within the academy to promote and review events and pogrammes
  • Support the Head of PE in delivering the school's action plan - increasing sports participation and sporting competitiveness at the academy and work to leverage other funding opportunities.
  • Plan, request, track and report on dedicated sports enrichment budget
  • Produce and publicise the school's written programme of co-curricular clubs
  • Plan, organise and deliver Trust wide, and academy specific initiatives, including Rowvember, Ultimate Athlete and Dodgeball December alongside the PE department
  • Work creatively with the Head of PE and PE department to plan and organise internal and external competitive opportunities for the Academy. Support the delivery of festivals, competitions and summer schools for Academy pupils, and feeder school pupils.
  • Support house competitions, feeding back results, reports and photographs to the Trust's Sports Enrichment Manager.
  • Promote the kudos of selection for cross - academy teams and look to maximise selection from your academy. Support DRET in delivering the programme. Highlight the achievements of the 'All-Stars' at your academy
  • Help the SLT to recognise and reward sporting success and ensure the sporting achievements of the academy and its students are well publicised – including assemblies, certificates newsletters, awards and DRET publications. Ensure the academy website is regularly updated with sporting news, results and information.
  • Take and attend trips, fixtures and events with students and teams throughout the year


  • Organise DRET initiatives across the Trust primary academies creating and distributing resources and details
  • Lead on delivery of Sports Association events, wellbeing days and other initiatives in primary
  • Support the Primary Sports Enrichment Manager as required to deliver his Trustwide programme
  • Support the Head of Primary PE and Sport ensure all Sports Premium Documents (Impact and Plan) are complete and uploaded online
  • Where required support academies and the Trust by delivering in primary academies or working with partners


  • Investigate and source opportunities for the Sports Programme to develop within MAA or across the Trust
  • Build relationships with external partners to grow the Sports Enrichment offer for our pupils
  • Purchase items required and make bookings in advance on behalf of the academies including venues, organisations and transport
  • Develop and build on the link between DRET secondary and primary academies
  • Support termly written reporting of progress and outcomes to the Head of Sports Enrichment for distribution to the DRET Board.
  • Provide content for academy prospectus including photos, overviews, reports and statistics
  • Be a champion for Sports Enrichment within the Trust – constantly promote and market sporting opportunities to students through traditional and social media channels.
  • Work with local press to secure PR for key individuals and successful teams, along with other successes
  • Promote all activity via social media / websites to celebrate success and promote the programme
  • Ensure sports participation and success is captured in reporting, photography and video and showcased across the academy. Engage other departments in cross-curricular opportunities.
  • Assist in planning and delivery of Trust wide competitions, initiatives and events, including the Summer Cup and Winter Cup; the talent programme and DRET All Stars.