With schools remaining open for essential workers children and vulnerable children, we would like to offer some support.

We are offering our Community Coaches to work in your school for up to two days per week. Please note we have limited capacity to provide this and can clearly only offer this service whilst we have a workforce that do not need to self-isolate. This service will be free of charge to help schools through this challenging time. This offer is for primary (infant and junior), special and secondary schools.

If demand outweighs supply we will prioritise our resources accordingly but we will do our utmost to help as many schools as we can throughout this time.

How do we express an interest in booking a DCCT Coach to provide support in our school?

Primary (infant and junior) schools:

Please email [email protected] as soon as possible. Ideally, we need to have a response by midday on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Special or Secondary schools:

Please email [email protected] as soon as possible. Ideally, we need to have a response by midday on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

What is the cost?

This service will be free of charge. During this unprecedented time we want to help as much as possible. With staff that are experienced at working in schools we feel we are well placed to offer this support.

What activities will you be able to deliver?

They will be able to deliver a range of activities including:

  • Physical Activity and sports sessions
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Premier League Primary Stars programmes such as Reading Stars and Matchday Maths
  • Resilient Rammie or Winning Minds (adapted)

They will also be guided by the school to support other activities as required.

How many hours can a DCCT Coach work in our school?

For Primary and Secondary schools we are offering support for up to two days per week. For Special Schools we have capacity to offer support for one day per week. This will typically be from 9am-3:30pm and can continue during the Easter break.

What qualifications do DCCT Coaches have?

We have high quality, qualified coaches who are experienced at working in schools with children. All staff have completed safeguarding and first aid training.

Are DCCT Coaches DBS checked?

Yes, all our staff are enhanced DBS checked.

If a DCCT Coach was due to deliver a session at our school this term, will it still go ahead?

No. Today (Friday 20th March 2020) is our last day of pre-arranged delivery in schools. Existing bookings will temporarily cease to allow us to provide staff support to schools that need it. For summer term bookings we will continue to monitor the situation and provide an alternative service whilst schools are closed to all pupils.

If a coach has to self-isolate will you be able to provide another member of staff?

We have limited capacity and can only provide a coach until they themselves need to self-isolate. We will do our best to provide an alternative member of staff but cannot guarantee this.

How many schools will a DCCT Coach be working in?

A Coach will work in up to 2 schools per week that are local to them. We have decided this to minimise non-essential travel and non-essential social contact.  Our staff will follow appropriate health and hygiene standards according to the World Health Organisation guidelines to minimise any spread of COVID-19.

What other support can you provide?

For pupils that are now learning at home, we are digitising all our resources and providing free access. To sign up for this please click here: https://www.derbycountycommunitytrust.com/programmes/schools/resources/


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