Level 3 PE Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Akiva School Akiva School

Working in a school as a PE Teaching Assistant Apprentice your role will involve supporting the class teacher during lessons, assisting the teacher in maintaining a purposeful, supportive learning environment and assist with the delivery of extra curriculum / lunchtime activities. Within this apprenticeship there will be additional training in PE.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Wage to be discussed at interview. Total hours per week: 30 hours a week

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed. Wage to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting teachers and students during practical work, to include setting up demonstrations and equipment, providing guidance to pupils in the development of their tasks, including the safe operation and demonstration of equipment
  • To assist with overseeing the work of small groups of students engaged in practical tasks, as requested by the PE coordinator / lead and under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • Day-to-day support of lessons including preparing equipment, materials and teaching aids
  • Tidying and cleaning after use if required owing to relevant COVID situation
  • To support with efficient organisation of the work and storage areas and to ensure the cleanliness, safety and security of these areas at all times
  • To assist with the delivery of extra curriculum / lunchtime activities
  • Supporting with classroom activities in the morning

Where appropriate for the above activities support staff with:

  • Preparation of equipment, materials and rooms: setting out of equipment, organising team kits and transport for fixtures and curriculum activities
  • Working as a team member within your school and gaining invaluable experience

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Apprenticeship Standard (A level)
  • Depending on area, you will be assigned a tutor and training will be blended - involving both virtual and face to face
  • Training will be weekly and, Off the job training hours will be logged
  • You will be working with an E-portfolio (BUD System) and alongside your tutor you will be assigned a mentor from within your workplace
  • Following a successful Gateway meeting you will move forwards for an End Point Assessment - Upon successful completion of the EPA you will achieve a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship qualification
  • Functional skills in maths and English, if required
  • Your tutor will visit for observations in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level 4 Sports coach in a school setting
  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching assistant
  • 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths - English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The role will be a position that allows the applicant to work with colleagues within a professional setting.

About the employer

Akiva opened in 1981 as a one-form independent (fee-paying) school in a three-storey former convent school building on the Manor House site in Finchley, North West London, which was part of the Sternberg Centre for Judaism. The Sternberg Centre for Judaism is the largest Jewish communal site in Western Europe and houses a number of organisations, including the Leo Baeck College (which trains Progressive rabbis and teachers), the New North London (Masorti) Synagogue and the headquarters of the Movement for Reform Judaism. The school was the first Jewish primary school in the country to be established by the Progressive Jewish community, providing particularly for members of Reform and Liberal communities and the New North London synagogue. In 2006 it was designated as a two-form entry school in preparation for the move to the state sector in the London Borough of Barnet. With funding from the then Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) a new building was constructed on the Manor House site into which the school finally moved at the beginning of January 2008. The school today has 420 pupils with 2 forms in each year. In September 2019 Claire Silver was appointed Headteacher. The school is high achieving and oversubscribed. Although it is a Jewish school, it also reflects diversity, with a significant number of children coming from overseas (primarily Israel and South Africa). In July 2013 Akiva became Barnet’s first accredited Thinking School (subsequently re-accredited in 2016), joining a network of schools nationally who put the teaching of thinking skills at the heart of learning. You can read the re-accreditation report here. Akiva had an ungraded OFSTED inspection in July 2023, which confirmed our judgement as good. Our most recent Pikuach (the Jewish inspection body) inspection was in 2018. Pikuach found the school to be outstanding, You can read the Ofsted and Pikuach reports here.


Akiva School


Akiva School Finchley

The Sternberg Centre for Judaism

80 East End Road

N3 2SY

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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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: www.esfapprenticeships.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk Educational and Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jul 2024