A teaching assistant with a PE and School Sport specialism forms a pivotal and unique role within a Primary or SEN setting. The role centres on supporting young people’s physical, social and emotional development and their relationship with physical activity and sport.
Learners will be able to devise and deliver learning activities and lessons linked to the curriculum and technical syllabus for primary physical education, incorporating differentiated learning activities and assessment for learning, as well as being able to lead extracurricular multi-skill activity sessions. Learners are also given the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and lead a school sporting event or competition, as well as promoting and delivering active, healthy lifestyle initiatives to children and their families.
The aim of this qualification is to give the learners the knowledge, skills, and behaviours, to be able to contribute to the planning and development of schemes of work in primary physical education as well as conducting a teaching assistant role to support class teachers and enhance pupil’s learning either in groups or individually. This is a school based role and could be in the primary, special or secondary education sector.