Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus - Prae Wood Primary School Prae Wood Primary School

As a teaching assistant with PE, the role will focus on promoting health & well-being 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: 01 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    To be discussed at interview- Uplift for any potential candidates with experience. Term Time Contract Only

    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. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 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 extracurricular 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
  • Help support working with the RASCals breakfast and afterschool club

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

Prae Wood Primary School was opened in April 1971 to meet the increasing demand for primary education in the area, arising from the building of the Verulam Estate. We remained a one-form entry school until September 2011 when we enrolled 60 Reception children and took delivery of a temporary classroom to provide additional space to accommodate the extra numbers. We enrolled 60 children into Reception in September 2012 too. We became a permanent two form entry school in 2015 and built permanent single and double-storey classrooms and an additional activity space to accommodate this growth. In 1979 the voluntary nursery was adopted as a maintained nursery class with 30 children in the mornings only; we now have space for 39 children in the Nursery with some flexible spaces over the week including mornings and afternoons. We participate in the 30 hours free childcare scheme. The school is set in extensive playing fields and we have 3 hard-play playgrounds, not including the Foundation Stage outside space. A Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) was installed in 2016, and provides an all-weather sports area. All classrooms have Interactive whiteboards, and a range of technology is used throughout the day, including pupil laptops and iPads.


Prae Wood Primary School


Prae Wood Jmi School

King Harry Ln


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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 Nov 2023