Sport Apprentice Teaching Assistant Leigham Primary School and Nursery

Leigham Primary School are seeking to appoint a positive and enthusiastic Sport Apprentice to support the school with PE and Sport and in class across the school. Leigham aims to provide pupils with a safe, caring environment in which they can learn and develop purposefully.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

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

    Monday to Friday, exact hours to be confirmed at interview stage, between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Total hours per week: 32.50

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work in a Key Stage 2 class and assist the teacher.

Main duties for this role will include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day tasks as directed
  • Delivering intervention programmes for individual children or small groups
  • Setting up and clearing away any activities, including snacks, planned for the children

The successful candidate will also:

  • Show initiative
  • Have an understanding of safeguarding and be willing to undertake a DBS enhanced disclosure check
  • Maintain positive relationships with children and parents at all time
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop exemplary professional, creative and personal qualities expected of teaching assistants, including punctuality and reliability
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Deliver intervention programmes for individual children or small groups
  • The Sports Apprentice may be classed-based each morning but work across the school to support the teaching of PE during the afternoons

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

On Level 2 Community Activator Coach standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out
  • Training will take place one day a month at Home Park
  • Apprenticeship standard Community Activator Coach
  • Training provider, Plymouth Argyle Community Trust Home Park, Outland Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DQ

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate
  • There will also be support given if the successful candidate wants to progress into university or gain a full-time T.A role after completing the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Requirements and prospects Desired skills Willingness to learn Great communication skills Ability to establish good working relationships with children, parents and staff Personal qualities Dedication Honesty Punctual Professional Confidential

About the employer

Leigham Primary School is a community school that welcomes the involvement of parents and friends in its activities. We aim to provide pupils with a safe, caring environment in which they can learn and develop purposefully. Our aim is for them to grow into independent, caring, thinking people.


Leigham Primary School and Nursery


Leigham Primary School

Cockington Close



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Training provider



Tim Scott-Lloyd

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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