Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus - Verulam School Verulam 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 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    To be discussed at interview

  • Working week

    Working week Monday - Friday, hours to be confirmed. Total hours per week: minimum 30 hrs. Weekly minimum wage £158.40. Wages discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • 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?

  • Progression to 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

it is a great honour to welcome you to Verulam School. As a smaller than average secondary school, we provide a close, family atmosphere that allows students to gain confidence and forge new friendships quickly. In addition, we are able to ensure that all of our students are known, feel valued and are supported. A child’s time at school leaves a significant impression on them, shaping the adult that they later become. This is a responsibility that we take seriously at Verulam. Verulam students typically arrive with a sharp mind, ambition and intellectual curiosity, which is complemented by our carefully planned curriculum and co-curricular offer. Academic success is incredibly important to us. Our success in GCSE, A’ Level and vocational courses speak for themselves. Alongside this, we firmly believe that the development of the whole person is vital in order to not only survive in the modern world, but also thrive. A Verulam education is like no other, and your child’s time at the school will help them to reach their potential, be compassionate, a creative thinker and someone who embraces diversity and challenge. We nurture a number of positive moral attributes, that are underpinned by our core values of Excellence, Character and Respect. Our school motto ‘Faire Mon Devoir’ translates from French to “Do my duty.” Part of the Verulam experience sees our students encouraged and supported to fulfil their duty or obligation to be true to themselves, to love themselves, make positive contributions, to learn and grow, be happy and grateful and to contribute to something bigger than themselves. Though steeped in a positive culture and tradition, we are also a modern, diverse, and forward-thinking all boys’ school. One of the most striking features of Verulam is the diversity of students and staff, of different backgrounds, temperaments, opinions and interests, each of which has their place here. As I hope you will discover for yourself, Verulam enthusiastically embraces innovation and new opportunities when we feel that it will enhance the educational experience of our students.


Verulam School


Verluam School

Brampton Road

St Albans


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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: 30 Jun 2023