School Sports Apprentice Second Cohort Launched

Wednesday 9 October 2013

After the success of our first School Sports Apprentice application cycle, the Newcastle Falcons are launching their second cohort for employment in December 2013.

We are working with Innoved to deliver this programme into Primary, Prep and Special Schools Schools. Innoved is a specialist training provider in the sport and active leisure sector with specific expertise and experience in the delivery of community and school sport. Apprentices will mainly be required to carry out the following: 1) Support the planning, delivery & evaluation of Sports, P.E. and Physical Activity to classes of children 2) Develop new sessions with existing school teachers. 3) Support the development of extra-curricular offers 3) Liaising with parents and teachers.

Duties will include supporting: Coaching. Production of lesson plans. Promoting our extra curricular and after-schools offer. Liaising with parents. Acting as a teaching assistant for other classes .

For potential apprentice providers: Apprenticeships are an established route for young people to gain qualifications and workplace experience which will move them towards an employed role at work. Schools are beginning to engage with the apprenticeship programme because of the wide range of benefits it could bring the school. Several of the benefits ate outlined below. The schools benefit from a well-trained and motivated member of staff. • It is cost effective • It increases the capacity for them to deliver • It provides a unique learning environment for the apprentice • Good PR • It supports a talented young person to develop and to “blossom”

Key Facts about Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are about learning on the job. The Government will pay for all training costs incurred by the employer and provider if the person is employed for at least 30 hours a week at least £2.65 per hour (16-19 age group) and at the NMW (if you are 19+). The public purse (through the Skills Funding Agency) will pay for the delivery of all training aspects of the framework. This funding cannot be used to pay or subsidise the wage of the apprentice although there is a grant of £1500.00 available for eligible apprentices Apprenticeships are not time driven – they take as long as they take and cannot be delivered over a set time period. Apprenticeships are not set by the academic year – they are roll on roll off, so if you are a school or business interested in taking on an apprentice please contact emily.oconnor@newcastle-falcons.co.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION MEETINGS: We will be holding further information meetings at the following dates and times:

Durham Hub: Wednesday 9th October 2013, 4.30-5.30pm, Durham Leadership Centre, DL16 6YP Newcastle, North Tyneside and Surrounding Area Hub: Tuesday 15th October 2013, 16:00 to 17:00, Kingston Park NE13 8AF Stockton Hub: Wednesday 16th October 2013, 16:00 to 17:00, Bader Primary , TS17 0BY

To confirm attendance please email emily.oconnor@newcastle-falcons.co.uk or call 0191 214 2844

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