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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus - Holtsmere End JMI Holtsmere End Junior School

As a Teaching Assistant with PE, the role will focus on promoting health & wellbeing across the school & supporting the teacher to deliver Physical Education. If you would like to inspire others to be physically active this is the role for you. For the right person, there is a potential pathway within school sport.

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

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    To be discussed at interview

    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 week Mon - Fri Hrs to be confirmed. Total hours per week: minimum 30 hrs Weekly minimum wage £144.30 Wages discussed at interview • Expected duration 14 months • Possible start date 01 Sep 2022 • Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a school setting. Developing the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours to support the teacher and inspire young people to learn.
  • Be a role model for Healthy Active Lifestyles and support the delivery of Physical Education, Physical Activity, Health and Well-being and School Sport.
  • Extend opportunities for all pupils to participate in extra – curricular activities. Deliver active lunchtimes and support after school and community sport.
  • Support with administrative tasks associated with sports teams, events and competitions.
  • Assist the Teacher in the classroom to support pupil progress and enhance the learning experience of children.
  • Support the efficient organisation of storage areas, teaching aids and equipment.
  • Working as part of the school team be a role model for learning, PE and School Sport.

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

Training is provided through a blended programme of practical activity, group training and virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training Topics include:

-       Understanding how children learn and develop.

-       Using Technology to support learning.

-       Working with teachers to understand and support assessment.

-       Keeping Children safe in education.

-       Planning and leading high quality Physical Activity.


Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Qualification will be achieved

Additional qualifications include:

Safeguarding Level 1.
Prevent duty.
Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate).
Opportunities to gain additional coaching qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Level 4 Sports Coach in a school setting.

Higher Education pathway.

Teaching Assistant within a school setting.

Pathway into Teaching.

Working in a sector that involves, initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships.

Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

You would be working with an Ofsted - OUTSTANDING ( Sept 2021) and National Award Winning Training Provider.

About the employer

Hello, my name is Emma McGuigan and I am proud to be the headteacher of Holtsmere End Junior School. I hope you enjoy looking around our website and finding out a little more about the school and what we do. We are a hard working, small school with a skilled and committed staff who go the extra mile to support the children in their care. Over the last two years the school has been on an amazing journey of improvement, culminating with its good OFSTED report in December 2017, and now we are on the next step of our journey, as we push to become outstanding. As a school we focus on the child, treating them as individuals and offering them learning experiences which are memorable and allow them to develop skills to cope with the ever changing world around them. We look to develop the whole child and pride ourselves on the fact that we see each child as unique, with their own strengths and personality. Our school is a warm and welcoming place, where children feel comfortable enough to take risks with their learning and push themselves. We are committed to creating safe, stimulating and exciting learning environments where children can feel inspired and confident that their ideas and opinions will be valued. We enjoy involving parents and the wider community in the life of the school, ensuring the links between school and home are strong and support our pupils learning. We value the opinions of all members of our learning community and we use feedback to help us improve the provision we provide for the children in our care. We are proud of our school and what we achieve everyday. I hope this website gives you a little taste of who we are. If you would like to come into school and have a look for yourself please just get in contact and make an appointment, we would love to see you. Enjoy looking at all of the fantastic things we do. Emma McGuigan It’s our ambition to provide a lively, creative curriculum to challenge and motivate our pupils and enable them to participate in a range of high quality learning opportunities. Music, sport, and learning outside the classroom are particular strengths of our school, and we are just at the beginning of an exciting ten year period of development leading up to our bicentenary in 2033. We have a range of facilities, which include a field, ponds, and a woodland area which allow us to provide fantastic outdoor learning opportunities for our children, enhancing the engaging curricular and extra-curricular activities that we provide. Our greatest resource, however, is our group of skilled and dedicated adults who work tirelessly to provide the best teaching and learning experiences for all the children. We recognise that education is a partnership between parents, children and school and we are committed to working with families to provide the very best care, nurture, and learning experience for our children. We encourage an open door policy, allowing parents and staff to meet whenever a need arises. We place a high value on establishing close links between home and the school so that we can effectively work together to achieve the best for each child. If you are beginning to think about which school will be best for your child, you can find out almost everything about our school in these pages; but do get in touch and arrange to meet us in school: in the end it’s the quality of relationships that matter most. Dr Malcolm Foster HT


Holtsmere End Junior School


Shenley Road

Hemel Hempstead


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Training provider



Adam Baker

01438 791068

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: Download application form and send it through to Any queries contact: Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Oct 2022