To assist in promoting co-curricular PE activities, schools could recruit direct, or liaise with related NSAs or community sports organisations for requesting coaches, so as to increase students’ learning opportunities. The followings should be considered when recruiting coaches:
- The coaches must be holders of the "Level 1 Accredited Coach" (or equivalent) or above issued by the related NSAs. Schools should clarify with the NSAs for doubtful cases.
- Schools must not assign non-PE subject-trained personnel to teach PE. PE teachers must not be replaced by coaches for the teaching of PE.
- Schools should inform parents and seek parental consent before conducting co-curricular physical activities.
- Schools must ensure that the recruitment protocol fulfills the terms of the Labour Department and includes relevant insurance.
- Before the activities, schools should communicate with the coaches so that the coaches understand the schools’ educational visions and aims, and the related regulations and measures are complied.
- Schools should work with the NSAs or coaches to work out the procedure in case of typhoons, rainstorms, and other emergency situations, particularly the methods of parental communication for outside school or non-school day activities.
- Schools should work with the NSAs or coaches to work out the procedure for accidents. In case of students’ injuries, accidents or unpredicted incidences, schools should be informed immediately for action and record.
- School should make use of the student health records to identify special need students in health. Coaches should be notified for such information.
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