St Dominic C of E VA Primary School

St Dominic C of E VA Primary School

£156.00 per week


School Sports Apprentice
Published: Mar 19, 2019
Ref: SD554TL

This is an excellent Saltash based position for an enthusiastic PE and Sport Assistant apprentice to develop their skills in St Dominic C of E VA Primary School.

The Apprentice’s Role

The following is an outline of the range of duties that can be expected of a PE and Sport Assistant:
• Work with and under the supervision of qualified teachers.
• Help facilitate the learning process.
• Be responsible for supporting the learning of manageable groups or individual children.
• Be involved in the planning and preparation process of the work undertaken by the children.
• Feed back to the teacher responsible, information relating to the work undertaken in supporting learning.
• Assist with the development, maintenance and the use of resources.
• Assist with the development of the learning environment.
• Assist in the monitoring and assessment of children’s learning and / or behaviour, liaising with parents and outside agencies when required.
• Attend to children’s general welfare and personal needs, as determined by school policies and procedures.
• Assist in the supervision of children and the application of basic first aid during the morning break.
• Participate in training which is supportive of the role.
• Keep abreast of school developments. To support classes with the delivery of PE
• Develop a sporting programme at lunchtimes, run some structured play/games.
• Maintain the sports equipment and set up for lessons.
• Assist in after school clubs including set up.
• Attend and assist in sporting events.
• 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
• 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: 30-40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. Specific times will be negotiated with the school. After school clubs and Lunch time clubs will be required.

Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate 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 or call us on 01752 332442.

As small rural schools who cater for children aged from 4 – 11 and as a Church of England Voluntary Aided School, our shared vision is to provide an outstanding education that gives all pupils the opportunity to develop their potential within a happy, caring and safe environment grounded upon the values and vision of the Christian faith.

A child is far more likely to succeed where staff and parents work in harmony. We therefore aim to develop a close co-operation between home and school. Staff at school are particularly hardworking and enthusiastic. We wish our relationship with parents to be a joint partnership and hope that you will support and reinforce the teaching that your child is receiving at school by attending parents meetings, hearing your child read regularly and by discussing your child’s work with them so that by working together your child’s potential can be realised.

Although over 120 years old (St. Mellion School) & 150 years old (St Dominic School), we provide modern facilities having had large extensions and improvements across the past fifteen years. Many pupils come from the villages of St Mellion & St Dominick respectively and other outlying hamlets such as Pillaton & Harrowbarrow. However, some parents living in the Callington & Saltash areas choose to send their children to our Federation.

Since January 2011, St Mellion & St Dominic Schools have been federated. Located only two miles apart, they share staff and learning opportunities. In September 2015, the Federation began a partnership working with Sir Robert Geffery’s School who provide an Executive Head Teacher – Mrs Julie Curtis – for two afternoons per week. The Federation share a Head of Schools – Mrs Brenda Moore – who splits her time between the two schools. Both schools have much in common and enjoy working together on many levels; through joint curriculum projects where pupils work together, by combining staff for training events and coming together for learning, clubs and community events across the school calendar. This has now been extended to make the same learning & community links with our Partnership School.

Should any future vacancies occur, then the right candidate would be considered for the role.

Skills Required

Good Numeracy and Literacy standards need to be demonstrated and a a real interest in working with children.

Personal Qualities

Team player, patience, punctuality, confidentiality and reliability is essential. A strong work ethic will need to be demonstrated.

Prior Qualities

A*-C (9-4) Grades Math and English are essential.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:

◾Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools


◾Child and young person development
◾Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
◾Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
◾Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
◾Schools as organisations
◾Help improve own and team practice in schools
◾Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
◾Support children and young people’s health and safety
◾Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
◾Support learning activities