Tor Bridge High

Tor Bridge High

£136.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

School Sports Apprentice
Published: Jul 19, 2019
Ref: TB254TL

The Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport Apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity to gain experience in a fun working environment whilst working towards a Level 3 NVQ.

The Apprentice’s Role

As an Apprentice you will work alongside inspirational teachers delivering sport and physical activities to secondary school children in PE lessons, extra curricular clubs and holiday clubs here at Tor Bridge High.

This Apprenticeship will develop your skills and knowledge of sports teaching and activity leadership. It will provide you with a vocational pathway into areas of children’s physical activity and school sport delivery, such as a PE Department Assistant, Community Sports Coach, Assistant Sports Manager or Activity Leader.

This offer of employment is subject to all of the following:

• Satisfactory medical clearance
• Clearance received of an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) application
• Satisfactory references being received

The types of duties you will undertake in the workplace include:

• Support teachers to lead lessons in a variety of settings and activities
• Plan and prepare PE lessons in line with the schools scheme of learning
• Deliver engaging extracurricular sessions
• Prepare equipment and setting up sessions
• Administration tasks
• Provide a safe and secure environment for children at all times
• Build and maintain excellent working relationships with teachers and parents
• Organise intra and inter school competitions
• Stretch and challenge Gifted, Able and Talented students
• Support students with SEND
• Supporting the delivery of PE curriculum to female students

During your apprenticeship you will be supported by the training provider and assessor. As well as gaining new skills and experience you will also be able to gain other qualifications alongside the apprenticeship such as;
• Safeguarding
• Emergency First Aid
• Principles of coaching
• Sport specific NGB qualifications

Working Hours: The hours of work are 35 per week (5 of which are allocated for self study/coursework relating to your apprenticeship qualification).

Wages: £136.00 per week based on a 35 hour week (40 weeks per annum).

Holiday: This position is term time only. Working 40 weeks per annum.

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

The Tor Bridge Partnership comprises four schools: Tor Bridge High, Tor Bridge Primary, Plym Bridge Nursery School and Children’s Centre and Cann Bridge School are located on one campus at Estover in north-east Plymouth, built as a Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project between 2009 and 2012.

We are an extremely ambitious team; the design and operational purpose of Tor Bridge is to give learners of all ages in all four schools access to all of the facilities on site. Our motto is: stronger together, creating better futures.

The Tor Bridge Partnership (TBP) is a committee comprised of the Chairs, Vice Chairs and Heads from the governing bodies of the four schools. It meets four times a year to discuss the partnership strategic improvement plan in the three areas of Education, Community and Sites and Business. Each school has its own expert governor committee typically comprising 5 or more full governors and a number of associates who provide specific advice and information. Committees meet approximately six times a year.

The Leadership Team (Bridgehead) comprises the leaders of the four partnership schools who work together collaboratively to further the aims of the partnership. They are: Michael Loveman, Headteacher of Cann Bridge School, Brian Lee, Headteacher of Plym Bridge Nursery School, Cathryn Tompkins, Headteacher of Tor Bridge Primary and Liz Dunstan, Principal of Tor Bridge High.

The prime aims of the partnership are:
•To raise the aspiration in learners in order to achieve a better life outcome.
•To ensure that all learners have access to, and use the opportunities of quality learning provision personalised to their needs.
•To promote and strengthen links, tiers and relationships with the local, regional and national community in order to improve aspiration, endorse education as providing life improvement opportunities and deliver support into the community through the use of skills and physical resources.
•To maximize the opportunities for income generation of the partnership.
•To identify and exploit appropriate income generation opportunities to benefit the partnership schools.

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 real interest in working with children.

Personal Qualities

You will need to be the following to be a part of the Tor Bridge High team:

• Passionate about teaching through physical activity and sport
• A people person with excellent communication skills
• Able to relate to and engage with children between the ages of 11-18
• Reliable and passionate over everything else as there will be interaction with many different people both internally and within the schools you work in
• Adaptable to different situations as and when they arise
• Prepared to undertake an enhanced DBS check

The Qualities you will need include enthusiastic, willing go the extra mile, a positive role model, have a “make it happen” attitude, deliver on your promises, always place the student at the heart of everything you do, realise by working as a team we are stronger together and have the ability to communicate and influence at all levels.

Prior Qualifications

A good standard of numeracy and literacy with good interpersonal skills.

An interest in working with children and a good knowledge and experience within Sport.

Math and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent.

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.