Project ID - TIS001135
GAA PE and SPORT MENTORING/COACHING OPPORTUNITY To improve students’ abilities in organising groups, mentoring individuals and sports coaching by assisting teachers of the College PE Department

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St Patrick's Co-ed Comprehensive College
BT46 5BN


Grainne Hughes

Student Skills

Students should - have good knowledge of exam PE topics - have coaching experience in one or more of the sports listed above - be successful sportspeople in their own right and be committed to their own sporting performance - be confident in their organisational abilities for sports groups - be good communicators and show patience, perseverance, dedication and determination in their work with young people Ideally, students will be working towards a degree in Sport/ Physical Education.

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Pupils will be able to - develop their sporting skills - improve their understanding of key exam terms - work well with others and in small groups - develop as a team member and as an individual - recognise a pathway for themselves at Third Level.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Students will have the opportunity to: - gain experience of working in secondary sector education with young people - recognise, share and implement good practice in a real life working environment - develop their presentation and communication skills with small groups - work in a mentoring capacity with some exam PE pupils - share their love of sport with pupils on the sports field - improve their coaching skills with competition groups and teams - gain knowledge and experience of preparing training routines for pupils between 11 and 18 years.

Extra Information

Students will work alongside staff with small groups in practical Key Stage 3 PE classes They will mentor pupils in some Key Stage 4/5 exam PE revision groups They will assist preparing/organising and coaching extra-curricular sport to include any of Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, Athletics and Ladies’ Football

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