PE and School Sport Apprentice Glenbrook Primary School

Glenbrook Primary School · Competitive · Nottingham
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  • To provide high quality sports coaching during and after school to help raise attainment and improve competitive sport provision
  • Assist the Sports Achievement Lead in the planning, delivery and evaluation of physical education and school sport to classes of children
  • Provide support to individuals and groups during lessons to enable them to access the curriculum, whilst monitoring progress and dealing with challenges as they arise
  • Support the development of extra-curricular offers by running sports-based after school clubs
  • Promote an active lifestyle by leading games at lunchtimes, encouraging children to participate
  • Contribute to the implementation of an effective behaviour management strategy, applying it fairly and consistently within clear boundaries and reinforcing positive aspects of behaviour
  • Develop positive relationships with parents, carers and families by taking a partnership approach, maintaining and sharing accurate information where appropriate


  • Support learning activities for all pupils by maintaining awareness of the stages of development and individuals' specific needs and giving positive encouragement and feedback to ensure pupils are reaching their full potential
  • Care and support pupils by providing a safe and secure environment, responding appropriately to accidents, emergencies and following established procedures wherever appropriate
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils through the support of safeguarding for pupils by ensuring a safe environment, and following policies and procedures at all times
  • Develop and promote positive relationships with pupils by communicating effectively, allowing them to feel valued and listened to and encouraging questions and ideas


  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of teaching and learning activities by being clear of own role in delivery, sharing realistic ideas, offering constructive suggestions and giving feedback where appropriate
  • Working alongside the Sports Achievement Lead to ensure that learning resources and materials are ready for use in activities whilst recognising and minimising potential hazards and making adjustments where necessary
  • Escort and supervise pupils on educational and out of school activities, as required


  • Support pupils in activities to develop their physical skills and abilities by having an awareness of individual needs, learning targets, and the relevant support required to assist pupils' development, offering encouragement and feedback where appropriate
  • Where appropriate, effectively use ICT within the classroom environment to support and promote pupils' learning in ways that are stimulating and enjoyable for pupils according to age, needs and abilities


  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other practitioners, drawing on their strengths and expertise in order to best support teaching and learning
  • Support children and young people through transitions that occur in their lives, enabling them to manage them in a positive manner
  • Willingness to keep up to date with professional practice by maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the requirements of the role and individual responsibilities
  • Contribute to maintaining accurate pupil records following relevant procedure and ensuring confidentiality at all times


  • Work in a professional manner and with integrity and maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • Maintain up to date knowledge in line with national changes and legislation as appropriate to the role
  • Be aware of and comply with all Academy policies including in particular Health and Safety and Safeguarding
  • Participate in the Academy Appraisal process and undertake professional development as required
  • Adhere to all internal and external deadlines
  • Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the Spencer Academies Trust and establish constructive relationships with nominated Academies and other agencies as appropriate to the role

These above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, the post- holder maybe required to carry out other duties as required by the Trust.

  • Reliability and commitment
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team - both under direct supervision and on own initiative
  • Experience of Sports Coaching and working with young children would be an advantage

Personal qualities

  • We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is willing to work as part of our team to inspire participation and excellence in sport as well as instil a love of learning in our pupils
  • The successful candidate will be a physical activity role model for our pupils

Desired qualifications

GCSEs grade C/4 or above or equivalent is desirable

Future prospects

  • The possibility of being given a full-time role/contract after the completion of the apprenticeship
  • Opportunities for career progression

Things to consider

  • This role requires some flexibility; you may be asked to support after school events
  • Some of the teaching will be outdoors; some may be at alternative venues
  • You must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check

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About the employer

Glenbrook Primary School is the PLACE where challenge is embraced. We are a hub of learning, creativity and exploration, where we aim to provide the gold standard of education for the children and pupils who attend. We are proudly part of the Spencer Academies Trust.

The school, which resides in a large, urban council estate in Bilborough, has a wonderful environment, both inside and out. All members of our school community take great pride in making our school look inviting and exciting so that our children, parents and carers, and visitors feel safe, welcome and enjoy the Glenbrook experience. We have thirteen large classrooms, plus a Foundation Stage Unit which comprises of a 30 place Nursery unit (FS1) and a Reception Unit (FS2). We have a large hall, pre and post teaching areas and a school counselling service The school has extensive grounds with two playgrounds, trim trail and EYFS outdoors area.

There is currently one Nursery (F1) class and a Reception unit (F2) which is equivalent to two classes. We are a two form entry school and so there are twelve classes in the main school of which four are Key Stage 1 and nine in Key Stage 2.

For the community we serve, a slight majority of our pupils are from white British backgrounds, with an increasing number of children coming from other ethnic groups, and a number of pupils with EAL (English as an additional language). The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above the national average.

We are extremely fortunate to have developed strong parental support, with a high percentage of parents attending open evenings, school productions, theme sharing mornings and school fairs.

Glenbrook is an active school where everyone has a real thirst for learning. We believe that children only have one chance at having a successful start to their education, and all our staff are determined to provide all children and pupils with the very best leaning opportunities. We have the highest expectations of ourselves and the children, particularly in relation to their learning, progress, behaviour and attendance. We expect our children to demonstrate our PLACE values and aim high, and provide them with opportunities, skills and belief to reach their full potential, dreams and goals.

PLACE values:

  • Pushing Potential
  • Love of Learning
  • Awesome Attitude
  • Collective Community
  • Exceeding Expectations

All of the children are rewarded for showing these qualities in their day to day learning and behaviour using the 'Class Dojo' system. Staff and parents are able to communicate daily about the children, and share key learning information, as well as celebrate successes.

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