Teaching Assistant Apprentice with PE specialism THE NORTON KNATCHBULL SCHOOL

The Norton Knatchbull School are seeking for an dynamic, professional, positive and resilient apprentice, who has a desire for pursuing a career in education. The successful candidate will support pupils in a range of subjects, whilst specialising in Physical Education.

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Closing date: 07 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: £13,500 FTE / £11,414.25 pro-rata. (38 weeks paid over 12 months).

  • Working week

    37 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To supervise whole classes and give instructions for a lesson as provided for by a teacher.
  • Promote good behaviour of students and make sure that pupils engage in the learning activity.
  • Respond to students’ general questions and provide feedback to the teacher.
  • Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with students, setting high expectations.
  • To provide high quality cover for PE lessons, teaching lessons as outlined by absent teachers.
  • Adapting lessons and providing support and intervention to support students’ progress and development.
  • To provide high quality sports coaching during and after school to help improve competitive sports provision
  • Use of ICT and other equipment to enable students to achieve the objectives set by the teacher
  • A firm commitment to Continued Professional Development.
  • Provide knowledge and experience to advise and guide pupils in their learning and promote students’ progress.
  • Provide student interventions by offering feedback and suggesting methods/strategies for students to use to improve their skills.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard 
  • PE Technical Certificate 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After the apprenticeship there is potential to be hired as a full member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school as may be reasonably expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. The post holder may be required to deal with a range of stakeholders both internal and external and carry out any duties as required by the Head teacher and Governing Body. All employees must take delegated responsibility for the implementation of the Act in the area where they work as outlined in the schools Health & Safety Policy. Health & Safety training to be provided. The school is committed to the safeguarding of children; all employees will receive training on Child Protection and need to have read the Child Protection Policy.

About the employer

The Norton Knatchbull School is a popular and highly regarded selective school for boys aged 11-18 which admits a growing number of girls into its Sixth Form. Having proudly served the local community of Ashford in Kent since the 17th century, we combine traditional values with a forward-looking and vibrant learning environment where young people are nurtured to become considerate, confident and well-rounded individuals. We provide an atmosphere in which all our students feel supported and inspired to strive for their personal best. Our approach to academic study is varied, disciplined and fosters a life-long love of learning. We value community and celebrate diversity. As a result, our young people are able to make informed and positive life choices, and are equipped to face the challenges of a fast-changing, competitive and increasingly global environment.




The Norton Knatchbull School Hythe Road


TN24 0QJ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Rachel OConnor



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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