PE Sports Apprenticeship St James Infant School

Could you make a difference to the development of quality P.E. experiences for the children in our school? Could you become part of our team supporting and enhancing P.E. in our school? This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, keen apprentice to come and train with us.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    30 hours a week

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To help improve delivery and efficiency of PE by providing a supportive role to the PE Leader

Teaching/Coaching Responsibilities

  • To further raise the profile and enjoyment of PE within our school.
  • To uphold our school ethos and values in a professional manner.
  • To support teaching staff in the delivery and planning of quality skills-based physical education sessions.
  • To organise and run PE intervention groups; working with small groups of children who find PE challenging or further developing the skills of those for whom PE is a strength.
  • To organise and run after school PE clubs (time given in lieu).
  • To organise and run P.E. lunchtime activities (time given in lieu).
  • To run before school, wake up sessions on the playground.
  • To attend team events.
  • To assist in equipment preparation for lessons and to support the PE leader to ensure equipment is kept organised and in good working order.
  • To assist the teaching staff with the day to day running of the sporting activities.
  • To undertake training and Performance Management.
  • To understand and apply company policies.
  • To maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to build positive working relationships with staff and children.
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Have strong people skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Well-presented and able to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest in sport and supporting all children to develop positive attitudes towards PE.   
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Enjoy working with children.
  • Reliable.
  • Committed.

Qualifications required

  • Maths & English GCSE or equivalent.
  • Any other sports awards.

Future prospects

This enthusiastic, creative person will see opportunities to develop sport during and after school (e.g. running after school clubs). This person may also create a role for themselves which the school would wish take forward on a more permanent basis as a specialist teaching assistant. The school would expect this person to undertake further relevant training.

Things to consider

This company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Post subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

St James Infant and Pre-School is located in the heart of the market town of Daventry. We provide a secure, stimulating and happy environment, where children feel safe and valued and are able to realise their full potential. We provide a creative, engaging curriculum which enriches every child’s learning and ensures the development of their self- esteem. We are very proud of our school and all our achievements.


St James Infant School



St. James Street


NN11 4AG

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Training provider

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport

Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning


Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Soccer Coaching Limited


Jade Davies 07747536599

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017