Teaching Assistant Standard with PESS Qualification Apprenticeship

Christ Church C Of E Primary School

Location: Birkenhead

Brief overview of the role

The ideal candidate will have a passion for coaching and have a general understanding of a variety of different sports. They will need determination, patience, and a supportive approach towards those they coach.

Vacancy description

Duties will include:

  • The successful candidate will teach high quality physical education and sport to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils in a number of different school environments
  • You’ll be expected to plan, deliver and monitor high quality coaching activities which are progressive and reflective of the needs of primary aged children
  • You’ll be expected to perform at consistently high standards in a school environment
  • Be able to plan a range of exciting and engaging physical education coaching sessions
  • Set up and deliver a range of extracurricular activities, before school, at lunch times and after school and during the school holidays
  • You will be assigned a highly qualified and experienced coach who will support, supervise and mentor you in every aspect of the work you will be undertaking during the duration of the apprenticeship

Desired skills

  • Strong sporting background
  • Experience of coaching/working with children
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work with and inspire young people
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
  • Professional attitude
  • Mature approach – able to recognise roles and boundaries within a school setting

Desired qualifications

Minimum A-C (8-4) GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Education and School Sport
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Opportunities to gain National Governing Body Coaching Awards
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2
  • Plus opportunities to attend additional qualifications (such as first aid)

Working week

Monday – Friday between the hours of 8.30am – 17:00pm

Total hours per week: 40.00

Weekly wage



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