Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus - Ricksmanworth School Rickmansworth School

As a Teaching Assistant with PE, the role will focus on promoting health and wellbeing across the school and 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: 01 Jul 2023

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

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Support for students:

  • To fulfill the role of lifeguard for student swimming classes at the school on-site swimming pool
  • To support working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • To support student learning through leading pre-planned sport or physical activity sessions including lifeguarding
  • To support and assist in activities within school hours, encouraging more young people to take part in daily activity
  • To shadow and support school staff at extra-curricular events to further develop knowledge, skills and behaviours related to the delivery of physical activities
  • To encourage students to interact and work co-operatively, ensuring all students are engaged in activities

Support for the P.E. Department:

  • To work closely with the P.E. Department to assist in the planning, development and delivery of physical activity and health and well-being dedicated projects
  • To work closely and support the P.E. Department with administrative tasks related to the organisation of sporting events and associated projects
  • To work closely with the P.E. Department to support and deliver school focused health and well-being projects for targeted young people

Support for the School:

  • To provide support for students’ emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour in line with school policy
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of students, including helping students who are unwell, distressed or unsettled
  • To adhere to school health and safety policy including risk assessment and safety systems
  • To help adapt and plan the development of resources necessary to lead project based physically active learning activities, taking into account students’ interests, language and cultural backgrounds
  • To support and assist the P.E. Department with curriculum physical activity / Physical Education
  • To support and assist with ideas for mini health and well-being projects using knowledge gained from Training to disseminate back into the school setting

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

Rickmansworth School is a very successful partially-selective, heavily oversubscribed, comprehensive academy in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. We have a long history of excellent pastoral care where students are nurtured and, as a consequence, achieve fantastic outcomes which allow them to reach the destinations they desire. We recognise that students only get one chance with their secondary education and our aim is to ensure that every student receives the very best education here at Rickmansworth School. Our welcoming and cohesive staff are committed to moving the School forward to become a beacon of excellence in all areas and this is something Ofsted positively commented upon when they last visited the School in 2017. Operating on a foundation of traditional values, we are an institution that welcomes change and regards itself as being at the forefront of development. For many years we have been the hub school for the local School Sports Partnership and have specialisms in Science and the Arts. We set high academic standards and ensure our students learn in an environment which develops values of respect, courtesy, consideration and tolerance. We aim to ensure that all our students leave Rickmansworth School as well-rounded young people and we are proud of our extensive extra-curricular programme which includes a wide variety of experience, including several international trips. At Rickmansworth School we promote our key values and ethos through our six “Ricky Rs”; through our curriculum, we educate our students to: Be responsible Show respect Form positive relationships To be resourceful To be resilient To be reflective Due to popular demand Rickmansworth School was expanded in September 2018 to take an additional form of entry each year and we now have 240 students in each year group. In order to facilitate this the School was supported by a capital grant of £3.5 million and we have recently been very successful in securing a further £1.5 million in grant funding. Consequently, the School has undergone a major refurbishment programme including the construction of a fantastic new Sixth Form Centre, English classroom suite, specialist film studies suite (including a cinema) and a specialist theatre/drama studio which compliments our recently extended dining hall, refurbished swimming pool and first-class Sports Hall. We have modernised the Modern Foreign Languages faculty (including the installation of a languages laboratory) and the mathematics department, created new science laboratories, refurbished the music block and upgraded the School Hall. We recognise that we are preparing our students for future vocations that do not necessarily yet exist and have pioneered the use of technology to enhance learning. We have recently invested around £500,000 to completely refurbish our Innovation & Design Centre where students will use cutting-edge technology and equipment to explore robotics and future technologies. We have a strategic estates plan to develop the whole school site and are constantly looking for ways to improve provision for all of our students. I am sure that you will find our website useful and informative but please do not hesitate to contact the School with any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you at one of our many open events, tours or parent information evenings where you will have the opportunity to experience our fantastic school in action.


Rickmansworth School


Scots Hill

Croxley Green



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Training provider



Adam Baker


01438 791068

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: www.sportingfuturestraining.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@sportingfutures.co.uk 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: 01 Jul 2023