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Sports Coach Apprentice Shillingstone CE Primary School

Sherborne Area Schools Trust have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Sports Coach apprentice at Shillingstone CE Primary School, DT11 0TX. You will work with the PE team to support PE sessions, break/ lunchtime/after-school clubs and sporting fixtures/events.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 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

    Term time only. Days and times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting class teachers in both practical and theory PE lessons to aid the progress of pupils
  • Under the direction of the Curriculum Lead for PE/PE teacher, support the activities of individuals or groups in PE lessons
  • Establish and maintain positive and professional relationships with individual pupils and groups
  • Contribute to Individual Education Plans as appropriate
  • Support pupils during learning activities
  • Promote pupils’ social and emotional development
  • Support pupils with specific needs, for example, sensory and/or physical impairment, cognitive or learning difficulties, behavioural, emotional and social development needs, communication and interaction difficulties and individual personal requirements
  • Support pupils on school trips and to access clubs and other school activities
  • Supporting individual and small groups of pupils to make progress with their general learning and support with specific needs such as emotional wellbeing or behaviour
  • Observe and provide feedback on pupil performance and progress in lessons
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities
  • Assist the class teacher in preparing and maintaining the learning environment
  • With training and support, use behaviour management strategies, in line with the School’s policy and procedures which contribute to a purposeful learning environment
  • To enable students to learn as effectively as possible by, differentiating and adapting materials and motivating and encouraging students
  • With training, contribute to the maintenance of pupils’ records
  • Provide support to ensure pupils’ safety and wellbeing
  • Provide general administrative support, for example, produce worksheets etc.
  • Raise the profile of PE and School Sports in the school
  • Lead lunch and after-school activities, clubs and events to raise the profile of sports and a healthy lifestyle in school
  • Organise sporting fixtures, including communicating with other schools and transport companies if necessary
  • Monitor and maintain sports equipment
  • To demonstrate commitment and reliability through good attendance and time keeping
  • To participate in training activities as part of own professional development
  • To undertake other relevant tasks, as directed by the Senior Leadership Team, for example, administrative tasks, supporting students during registration, break and lunchtimes
  • To attend relevant meetings and INSETs as required
  • To demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of the school and its values
  • To continuously improve their own and team’s performance achieved through self- assessment and feedback, working collaboratively with each other and contributing good ideas and solutions
  • To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people within the school

To work under the guidance of Curriculum Lead for PE to provide support for PE lessons. As required, also provide support in the classroom (in non-PE lessons) to pupils who require additional help to overcome their barriers and to support the class teacher. To understand about the specific learning, emotional and behavioural needs of children and to liaise with teachers and other colleagues as appropriate. To establish supportive and professional relationships with pupils to create a stable, caring and positive learning environment. To lead lunch, break and after school sports clubs/ activities and organise fixtures and events to raise the profile of sports in school.

The Sports Coach Apprentice needs to work as part of a wider School team and is expected to work effectively and collaboratively with all colleagues in delivering service excellence and contributing positively to School life.

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

  • Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Award in Multi-skills Coaching/Development in Sport

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be an opportunity for the right candidate to remain in employment on successful completion of this Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness, Coaching Skills, A sound knowledge of PE, A sound knowledge of Sports, Work independently & flexibly, Diplomacy and Discretion, Empathy, Self Motivated, Hard Worker, Willing to acquire new skills, Responsive to feedback, Resilient, Reliable and Punctual, A passion for PE and Sports


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
Other Sports Coaching Qualification (Grade PASS) Desired

Things to consider

There may be a requirement on occasion to provide general classroom TA support. There will be a requirement to work after school to support clubs and fixtures, so some flexibility with the working day will be required. Please specify which school you are applying for when making an application.

About the employer

Shillingstone CE Primary School is a small, village primary school that has an inclusive and caring atmosphere. We have an open door policy, where parents and families are actively encouraged to come into the school and where everybody is made feel welcome. We are committed to providing high standards of learning for all children, following a varied and engaging curriculum. We are excited to be part of the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST). There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years. We believe in preserving schools in their local community. This means that there will be considerable local expertise to support the school and staff with the chance to make a contribution to wider developments. At the heart of SAST is the desire to work in partnership, to collaborate with others and to be outward facing for the benefit of children and staff. The schools have extensive links beyond the immediate area and are keen to extend these further. We are looking for someone with high expectations, a love of learning, able to inspire and laugh and enjoy the challenges of this role. You need to be a team player; you will go the extra mile to support children and want to continually develop and pick up the best ideas from around the world in education. In return, you will join a School and Trust that is full of activity, opportunity, and optimism


Shillingstone CE Primary School


Augustan Avenue


Blandford Forum

DT11 0TX

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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins

01935 845392

Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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