Whitleigh Primary and Sir John Hunt School Federations

£148.00 per week


School Sports Apprentice
Published: Feb 21, 2018
Ref: WJ945TL

Whitleigh Primary and Sir John Hunt School Federation are looking to take on a P.E and sports apprentice to join their friendly school.

The Apprentice’s Role

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be fully supported by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to know to successfully complete your programme.

In your day-to-day role you will be undertaking a variety within the school. You will be working with pupils under the guidance of the teacher to maximize pupil’s progress which will involve individuals or small groups in both the secondary and primary school.

You will be looking after all sports equipment, ensuring it is fit for use, in the right place and in good order. You will ensure it is available on request of teaching staff and set-up equipment required for a lesson.

You will be supporting the maintenance team in the upkeep of fitness equipment, preparing playing areas and securing goals/nets as required on occasions. You will be involved in school sports festivals such as the School Games competitions between local schools and developing the provision of lunchtime and after school sports clubs.

Working Hours: The required working hours will be 30-40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Specific shifts will be negotiated with the school.

Wages: £148.00 per week. Any additional hours worked over 40 hours per week will be paid at the National Minimum Wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

This is an exciting time for the Whitleigh Primary and Sir John Hunt School Federation. They are taking part in many new initiatives that will ensure that the school offers the very best learning environment and experience for all children.
They feel that every child is unique and has many talents. At Whitleigh Primary and Sir John Hunt Federations they will have the opportunity to fulfil their potential academically, socially and morally. They are proud of their children and always offer support and celebrate achievements.

Past Apprentices

The school currently employ an Apprentice Sports Teaching Assistant. They have provided placements for apprentices previously and are excited for further apprentices to join their motivated team.

This employer is very keen to progress all staff members through the bespoke training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities within the education sector.

Skills Required

Experience of working within a sporting or educational context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people succeed is of the utmost importance. Strong organisational, communication and team work skills will form a key element of the position, with the successful candidate anticipated to regularly utilise their skills in forward planning and initiative.
An ability to motivate and inspire young people in striving towards their full potential will form an essential part of this role, with the ability to plan and adapt coaching sessions to keep them fun, engaging and exciting being important.

Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate will be a caring and motivated individual, who will be required to create an inclusive learning environment.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE Grades A-C in Maths and English or the equivalent grades are required as part of the induction process with Skills Group.
No formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided. It would however be advantageous for the successful applicant to have an interest in the Sport and Education sectors, in addition to previous coaching experience or activity leadership. National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications would be advantageous, however a passion for sport is essential.

The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership includes:
◾Activity Leadership – Leisure Operations
◾Activity Leadership – Coaching Sport
◾Activity Leadership – Fitness Instruction
◾Leisure Management Level 3
◾Personal Training Level 3
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Employment Rights and Responsibilities
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding

All aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer, and you will have regular visits every 6-8 weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will give you the opportunity to achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with internet safety and safeguarding.

Once you have submitted this information a member of the recruitment team will be in touch to arrange your first interview with Skills Group. You do not need to apply for other vacancies at this stage, as you will be considered for all suitable vacancies.

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