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Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant (in Physical Education) The Priory Ruskin Academy

The Priory Ruskin Academy is looking to recruit a passionate and enthusiastic Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our sports faculty. During the apprenticeship, you will develop your skills in supporting the class teacher with either groups or individual students, in particular in the PE department.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Working Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 4.30pm. The position will be 37 contracted hours per week over 39 working week per year. However flexibility will be required to support extracurricular activities and sports fixtures, as required.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Will lead and support physical activities and sport activities in the extra-curricular programme including breakfast clubs, lunchtimes and after the school day.
  • Support the Director of Sport with day to day management tasks. E.g. administrative noticeboards, equipment, management of teams at competitions on and off the school site.
  • Lead and support other physical activity projects (as identified by the academy) to encourage more children to be physically active. E.g. delivery of targeted activities, developing school to community links, personal challenge activities, youth sport forums.
  • Provide other support in classroom settings as determined by the academy.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • To train for Level 3 Teaching Assistant standard and work with the Priory Apprenticeships to support coursework assignments and observations, ensuring that all deadlines are met
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship training can be found on the below link:
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Teaching Assistant workshops located in Lincoln, typically held once a month

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Priory Ruskin Academy is a member of The Priory Federation of Academies Trust, an established and supportive MAT. Our scale allows both flexibility and creativity in terms of career development, with permanent and secondment opportunities across our academies allowing exciting career pathways.  We are determined in our mission to improve the life chances of our students and we are equally committed to the wellbeing and development of our staff. All our support staff benefit from annual appraisals, access to CPD opportunities, our Trust Employee Benefits Programme and excellent support from our HR team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

GCSE Maths and English Grade C and above, or equivalent are required for this role. However, applications will be considered for this position from candidates who do not hold these qualifications as Functional Skills training will be given to the successful applicant. Good interpersonal skills are vital, with a desire to develop techniques to motivate and support young people.

About the employer

The Priory Ruskin Academy is a large secondary school, dedicated to its mission of improving life chances of our students. We nurture a vibrant, creative and dynamic environment, where our staff benefit from high levels of professional challenge and support.


The Priory Ruskin Academy


The Priory Ruskin Academy

Rushcliffe Road


NG31 8ED

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Training provider



Philippa Slack

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please select 'Apply online' to being your application. Please note CV's are not accepted.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Aug 2022