Sport Apprentice Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School

Someone to support all areas and deliver high-quality PE or sports provision, be a great team player and want to be involved in all aspects of school life. Mornings will be spent in the classroom supporting the teaching of lessons or working with small groups of children. Afternoons will be spent supporting a range of sporting activities.

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Closing date: 10 Jul 2024

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 - Friday term time only between 8.30am and 4.30pm, exact hours will be communicated nearer the time

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To work under instruction/guidance to enable access to learning by:

  • Attending to the welfare and personal care of pupils including those with special educational needs
  • Delivering pre-determined learning/care/support programmes
  • Implementing English / Maths programmes
  • Assisting with the planning cycle
  • To work effectively with individual pupils and/or groups under the direction and supervision of the PE Coordinator and class teachers
  • To improve competitive sport provision
  • To assist with improvement of staff development within the Physical Education and School Sport
  • Creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
  • Assisting with the planning of learning activities on a regular basis
  • Monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately recording achievement/progress as directed
  • Providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promoting good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establishing constructive relationships with parents and where appropriate participating in feedback sessions with parents alongside the teacher
  • Administering routine tests, invigilating exams and undertaking routine marking of pupil’s work
  • Assist teachers with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes
  • Establishing constructive relationships with pupils and interacting with them according to individual needs
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting self-esteem and independence
  • Providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher
  • Support the pupils, either individually or in groups, in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher or PE Coordinator to enable pupil’s progress towards their targets

The training you will be getting

Community Activator Coach Level 2 (GCSE) Apprenticeship Standard:

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

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your 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 school role after completing the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care 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 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Be happy to support the Christian ethos of out school.

About the employer

Bickleigh Down is a larger than average Church of England Aided Primary school maintained by Devon local authority. The school is situated close to the border between Plymouth and Devon. The school serves a mixed catchment area of Plymouth and South Hams: a mixture of urban and rural environments. Bickleigh has a PAN of sixty and is full or almost full in every year group. The local and wider community hold the school in high esteem and many families choose to move into the catchment area because of the positive feedback we receive. Bickleigh Down is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School. We are very proud of our Christian ethos which has a marked impact on standards of academic achievement as well as relationships and behaviour. A recent SIAMS inspection in June 2022 judged the school to be ‘Excellent’. This demonstrates the impact of the strong emphasis we put on personal development at Bickleigh Down. A Section 5 inspection in October 2023 judged the school to be ‘Good’ with the EYFS and Leadership and Management being ‘Outstanding’.


Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School


Bickleigh Down Church of England Primary School

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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


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Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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