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12 May 2016

Over the past few weeks, Gillingham FC Community Trust has paid visits to our apprentices who are placed throughout various schools in Kent to conduct observations as part of their NVQ frame work.

The observations are a way of assessing each apprentice’s practical delivery at this stage of their work placement and to gather a good idea on what support they need in terms of assisting the delivery of P.E. As the training deliverer we are required to conduct two observations throughout the initial first year of their apprenticeship. 

The idea after the observation and correspondence with the apprentice’s school mentors is to provide feedback as to what the apprentice is doing well and what they need extra support with. 

The apprenticeship programme was set up in September 2015, with the vision of supplying Primary Schools in Kent young aspiring sports enthusiasts who are seeking to pursue a career in the delivery of P.E and school sport. Apprentices work for 30 hours a week in their selected school and assist with the delivery of P.E and numeracy and literacy within the classroom for all age groups. 

In addition to the work within their schools, they also complete an NVQ L2 or 3 Diploma in assisting the delivery of P.E and school sport during their school holidays alongside assisting with the coaching on our soccer schools. 

After a visit to St Anthony’s School last week, to observe two of our apprentices, Assistant Head Teacher, Abi Cranson said: ‘’Both Tyler and Joshua are great, they have really settled in and become an important part of the team. They are well liked by the children and highly regarded by the staff and have grown in confidence since starting and are trusted to manage pupils by themselves in a variety of situations, taking into account the very challenging nature of some.

"They are running an out of hours Sports Club and lead Activities sessions on Fridays afternoons. They are, without doubt, having a positive effect on our pupils and they are extremely professional and positive role models for our pupils who really look up to them.”

To find out more about our Apprenticeship programme please click here or contact Freddie Wilson, or 01634 350125.

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