PEAK Apprentices

Are you looking for a low cost means to develop more physical activity for your pupils? Then PEAK's managed service apprenticeship programme may be just what you need.

PEAK work in partnership with Sunderland, Northumberland and Hartlepool 6th Form Colleges to provide high quality apprentices to schools.


PEAK have a rigorous recruitment programme to ensure that only the highest quality candidates make it through to the final selection process, at which stage you will select which of the candidates that you wish to take into your school for a year.

Managed Service

PEAK undertake all of the administrative work involved in taking on an apprentice. We manage all aspects of HR for the apprentice and ensure that their DBS and all other checks are completed before they begin work at your school. PEAK deal with all management aspects of the apprentice's employment, we are always just a phone call away.


The apprentice will attend college on a Friday to complete their NVQ L3 in Primary Physical Education. PEAK also provide the apprentices with a full induction and ensure that they start school with the skills and knowledge to be able to run OSHL opportunities for your children immediately.

PE and Sport Premium

Having and apprentice on site for a year will help you achieve many of the key indicators for the PESS spend:

The apprentice will be able to go straight away into the playground and break and dinner times to arrange organised active play for your pupils to help you achieve the target set by the Chief Medical Officer of children being active for at least 30 minutes every day whilst at school;

The apprentice is more than likely to have a sporting background and will have ideas to help develop your teaching team's confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport;

Having an additional member of staff will help you manage to staff opportunities for children to increase their participation in competitive sport

“This is the first year we have taken a PE Apprentice on and the process has been extremely smooth. From the interview stage to PEAK training the Apprentice, to working in school - seamless. Our apprentice fits in very well to our staff team and supports in each PE lesson in school. She is working closely with a couple of classes and has built up excellent relationships with the children - she runs an after school club and will offer to cover others, if coaches cancel or staff are tied up in meetings. PEAK have also delivered a 2-day Sports Leader programme which we haven't taken part in before. The Year 5 and Year 6 children have a timetable each week to work too and offer a range of games which are unfamiliar but the younger children love! The children have even extended their offer to morning break times where they use the Hall to deliver gymnastic and dance activities. A very effective and successful way to spend part of the Sports Premium allocation which has whole school impact.”

Nicola Hill, Headteacher, Hetton Primary School.


We are currently in the process of applying to the ESFA to be an apprentice provider. In order for us to do so we are required to publish our complaints procedure which can be found by clicking on the link.