What is the National School Apprenticeships programme?The National School Apprenticeship programme is a network of like-minded primary and secondary schools with a commitment to employing apprentices and creating job opportunities in their local community.
Our apprentice is outstanding. All NSA assessors that have been to visit have been very professional and communicate with us well. We are very pleased with the scheme. Our apprentice is instrumental in providing teachers with PPA (preparation, planning and assessment) cover.
Caz Brasenell, Deputy Head, Huntingtree Primary
This apprenticeship has taught me many different teaching styles and how to adapt to different age groups and address difficult situations. I have developed my communication skills, learnt to speak to children of different age groups and improved my time management skills.
Tom Walters, Teaching Assistant Apprentice, Downlands Primary School
The best way to start a good career is to experience it first hand, which is what apprenticeships are all about.
Luke Twist, ICT Apprentice, Golbourne High School
This is an excellent opportunity for our teaching assistants to grow and will be extremely beneficial for the student.
Ashley Travis, Assistant Principle, Hathershaw College
There is a statistically significant relationship between expenditure on teaching assistants and student attainment.
A study by the Teaching Agency
This apprenticeship has certainly focused me towards a career in facilities management as there is a great variety of jobs with great promotion prospects. I believe I have progressed personally and professionally. I have made a lot of good friends and I now have valuable experience to move on to a bigger role.
Sean Gibson, Facilities Apprentice, Lowton High School
Introducing a young, enthusiastic person into the school has had a positive effect on the organisation. We have saved on recruitment and training costs and found that productivity has increased.
Matt Roberts, Line Manager, Lowton High School
Hiring an apprentice has allowed the rest of the office team to focus on their work and she assists in some areas where workloads have increased. Our apprentice is currently working on the school reception and is also giving assistance to the rest of the team to gain knowledge of other areas of school administration, including Finance, Marketing and Human Resources.
Julie Robb, Office Manager, Magnus C of E School
The National School Apprenticeship programme is very comprehensive and the support offered to the apprentices is very good. I have been very happy with the programme and the professional way everything has been organised.
Daniel Harrison, Ox Close Primary School
Having additional support in the PE department helps to increase student attainment academically and also helps to improve students confidence and self esteem. Our apprentices are very hard working and help the children to engage in PE lessons. Apprentices are cost effective and a sound, solid business case.
Danielle Givens, Deputy Head, Smith’s Wood Primary School