PE Teaching Assistant Apprentice – Bexhill Academy

Vacancy description

  • Maintain and organise equipment, ensuring safety.
  • Maintain all PE stores so that equipment is easily accessible and kept in good working order.
  • Ensure all sports equipment is well prepared, well organised and available for teachers at the start of each lesson.
  • That kits, bibs etc. are regularly washed and prepared for lessons and fixtures.
  • Distribution of spare kit to pupils who are unprepared for their lessons.
  • To ensure that the changing rooms are kept tidy and free of spare kit and to make sure that they are locked when not in use.
  • Ensure that registers are collected from teaching staff and delivered to the administration office.
  • Provide assistance for lessons where required.
  • Dependant on qualifications, leading and assisting with extra-curricular sessions.
  • To be a fully integrated member of the PE Faculty.

In your role as Teaching Assistant Apprentice for Physical Education you will be expected

to fully support pupils learning through:

  • Supporting learning of small groups or individuals with a range of special needs
  • Help with the care and support of pupils;
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups;
  • Be an effective model for pupil behaviour.

Support member of the PE department through:

  • Assisting with classroom resources & Lesson Preparation
  • Contribute to the management of pupils’ behaviour, both in the classroom and on the playground, as required
  • Provide support for learning activities
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe environment for pupils and staff
  • Assist in the presentation of display materials
  • Support teaching staff or senior colleagues with routine

To fully support the Academy by:

  • Monitor effective working relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Contribute to the maintenance of pupil safety and security
  • Review and develop their own professional practice
  • Recognise confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health & Safety, and the policies of the Governing Body
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities, (e.g. clubs, activities, trips, open days, presentation evenings)
  • Assist with special activities in the school within school hours (e.g. sports days, plays, concerts, open days)

Future prospects

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include:

  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.

This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.

 Skills required

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
  • Good organisational skills,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team

Qualifications required

The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and maths, though consideration will be given to highly motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.

Personal qualities

  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do  when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator – good listener, sincere and able to win people over
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools

If you haven’t already achieved a C or above in Maths, English and ICT at GCSE level you will be required to complete;

  • Level 2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional skills in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional skills in ICT
East Sussex|
30 mon - fri|
4.00 per hour