Poltair School

Poltair School

£117.00 per week


School Sports Apprentice
Published: May 31, 2019
Ref: PS698TL

A secondary school in central St. Austell are keen to appoint a Physical Education Apprentice to their Secondary PE Department.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of school PE lessons and extra-curricular activities, whilst also supporting pupils in classroom lessons and on a one-to-one basis. The role will additionally involve overseeing an inventory of equipment and supporting the Mid Cornwall Sports Network (MCSN) through the organising/officiating of competitions such as the School Games. This unique opportunity will afford the successful candidate the chance to assist in the oversight of event certification, wristbands and confirmations regarding subsequent rounds of competitions. Furthermore, the post holder will have involvement in the coordination of provision such as the ‘Bikeability Project’ and the accurate recording/tracking school participation numbers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a school which champions sport across the region and can consequently offer unique progression opportunities for the right candidate. Additional training opportunities will also be available through partnership work undertaken with the Youth Sports Trust among other agencies.

The role will be varied and duties will include:
- Regular creation of press releases, newsletters and spotlight articles to be written to promote MCSN and promote all activity to local schools and community
- Undertaking the role of photographer and supporting events such as the School Games through administrating prizes
- Arrange the necessary transport and bookings for the away fixtures
- Assist the running and officiating of all festivals/events alongside the Sports Games Organiser (SGO).
- Prepare, in conjunction with the PE staff, learning materials for use in lessons by staff and pupils
- Take responsibility for the equipment inventory and the ordering of new/replacement equipment (under the direction of the Faculty Manager)
- Take responsibility for all PE related displays within the department and around the school
- Developing the provision of lunchtime and after school sports clubs
- Finance tracking for all non network schools accessing provision, ensuring they are invoiced accurately
- Working with pupils under the guidance of the teacher to maximize pupil progress. This may be with individuals or small groups
Additional opportunities to support the PE Apprentice will be afforded to the successful candidate as part of this role.

Working Hours: 30-40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Specific shifts to be negotiated with the school.

Wages: A minimum of £117 per week based on a 30 hour week, with the potential for an incremental raise/overtime hours and long-term employment opportunities for the right candidate. Any additional hours worked over 40 hours will be paid at the national minimum wage for the candidates 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.

The school are committed to maintaining the very highest standards. Their task is to ensure that all our pupils 'Believe and Achieve.' The school adopts a positive approach and through this seeks to identify and nurture the ability and talent in every learner and to ensure through an array of experiences and opportunities, so that everyone has the chance to shine. This school prides itself on being a happy environment where individuality and difference are recognised and embraced and curiosity, creativity and leadership are fostered. In addition, every learner has the right to strive for success and to have their successes celebrated. The school are a disciplined and caring environment where respect for each other, small courtesies and good manners are held in very high regard.

Learning is at the heart of all that the school does and it therefore firmly believes that in order to prepare young people to become the citizens of the future, the learning must be fun, challenging and be about real life and the real world. It is in this way that the school will shape the positive, confident, skilled and qualified young adults who can meet the demands of our ever changing world and make their own contributions to society and their community.

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, administrative and sport sectors. It is hoped that the successful candidate will become an invaluable member of the team who can take on more responsibility and administrative duties in the future. This is a superb opportunity to gain experience within a school setting and can therefore act as the perfect foundation for progressing into a range of exciting careers both with, and externally to, the school.

Furthermore, future qualification progression routes may include the Level 5 Primary School Physical Education Specialism.

Skills Required

Experience of working within a sporting, educational or administrative context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people succeed is of the utmost importance. Strong problem solving, 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. The ability to work effectively as part of a team will form an essential part of this role; with the ability to adapt plans and have the foresight to potential obstacles being of paramount importance. Furthermore, an ability to motivate and inspire young people in striving toward 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. Individuals with outstanding organisational skills are sought, however further training will be provided to support the long term development of the right candidate.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant will be an outgoing, charismatic and innovative individual who has a natural infinity in engaging and enthusing students across the school. Flexibility, good timekeeping and an optimistic approach will all be traits sought in candidates who can act as professional role models at all times. The successful applicant will also need to be an organised, logical and innovative individual who has a natural infinity in creating engaging written pieces for the school's press releases.

This role will suit an individual who is flexible and hard working, as they work to support all areas of the PE Department and Mid Cornwall Sports Partnership. Strong literacy skills will also form a part of this role, with a requirement to send letters and appointments to parents, schools and other external partners from time to time.

Prior Qualification

A-C (4-9) in Maths and English. It would also 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 and critical eye for detail is essential. Please note that strong literacy and numeracy skills will also be attributes sought in the successful candidate as part of this exciting Sports Development/Administrative/Coaching role.

The Apprenticeship in Physical Education and School Sport includes:
◾Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF)
◾Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Employment Rights and Responsibilities
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer at your workplace, and you will have regular visits every six to eight weeks by your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme. Additional NGB and CPD courses may be provided as part of your professional development within the role.