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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus - Richard Hale School Richard Hale 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.

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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

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 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

Respect Others – so students show respect to the whole community and become young people of character who want to and will contribute to society. Aim High – so all students achieve their potential Show Commitment – by engaging in the opportunities available to not only develop their own interests and skills, but also to enrich the life of the school. These aims are built on the long standing traditions of the school, first established by Richard Hale himself in 1617 and have become part of the core purpose of this school in the last 400 years. The school has a proud history of achieving these aims and we look to continue to build on these in the future. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the students, it promotes academic study through the CORE subjects of Maths and English. Students study individual sciences, history and geography and the majority study a language at GCSE. This forms the basis of the students learning, but we believe in promoting the arts, music, drama and art alongside the opportunity to study Design Technology and Engineering. We offer a three year GCSE which is widely supported by our community and gives more time for the boys to develop their understanding and skills at GCSE. Our curriculum was recognised by Ofsted as being, “well planned,” and that teachers had a, “strong understanding of their subjects,” which enable students to progress while stimulating their engagement with in their learning. Our 6th form continues to grow with over 300 students studying a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications which provide the foundations for students to achieve places at Universities, Higher Level Apprenticeships and Employment. However, at Richard Hale, education is about providing a wide range of experience. Our extra-curricular programme is an important part of our ethos. Our sports teams are very successful and we offer a full Saturday morning programme of competition across the year. Our music department play a number of concerts through the year. We have bands and a choir that have graced St Paul’s and Ghent Cathedral. Drama productions, philosophy club, chess, Duke of Edinburgh, maths challenge, I could go on, but our dedication to extra-curricular is evident in that every student is expected to be involved with and take part in the wider school life. The school motto is, “Learning with Virtue.” Being a Richard Hale student means that you are respectful and show a high level of responsibility, we expect this from all the students. Ofsted wrote that a, “sense of pride runs throughout the school, in how pupils support each other in classes and during break and lunchtimes.” The school is a supportive community which offers, “high quality care,” and we want to work with every student to ensure that their school experience is the very best it can be. Our Ofsted Report from December 2019 is available to view on the website and this gives you an overview of the school as well as highlighting some areas of the school we are working on developing to improve. The School Development Plan is also available under the school priorities. If you want to find out more about the school or are interested in joining our community, then please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.


Richard Hale School


Hale Road


SG13 8EN

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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