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.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed. Wage range: £9,984 - £12,000 (dependent upon experienced - to be discussed at interview. Total hours per week: 30 hours a week

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Some previous experience of working with children/young people would be desirable e.g. volunteering at a sports club

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

The training you will be getting

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 to expect at the end of your 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, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Proven interest in sport, Enjoy working with children, Reliable, Maintain confidentiality


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


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 Any queries contact: Educational and Sporting Futures - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024