Employ/Host an Apprentice

After the success of our first year, we are now offering our Teaching School Hub, Trust and SCITT partner schools this exclusive training opportunity.

Aiming to help grow members of our teams, such as teaching assistants and unqualified teachers, to take the next step in their professional journey.

The programme sees schools employ Teacher Apprentices and utilise apprenticeship funding for initial teacher training (ITT). In July the apprentice will achieve QTS and then continue towards completion with the End-Point Assessment within the first term of their ECT year to pass the apprenticeship.

All schools that wish to engage with this programme will be required to become a Partner school.

Employers with staff interested in this pathway, such as unqualified teachers and teaching assistants, can use this route to support staff in training to become a teacher. Employers that pay into the apprenticeship levy will be able to use up to £9,000 in funding from their apprenticeship service account to cover the cost of training and assessing the apprentice.

Why is it different to being a SCITT Partner School? 

Becoming a partner school as an apprenticeship employer is different from being a SCITT partner school – all apprenticeships are subject to ESFA regulation and employers would need to meet these expectations in addition to supporting the apprenticeship to meet the QTS standards as required in a traditional SCITT route. 

If you would like to become a Spencer Apprenticeships Partner School please contact a member of the Team, using the contact details below.

Click here to download a Teaching apprenticeship recruitment pack.

Click here to download a Teaching Assistant apprenticeship recruitment pack.


To find out more information regarding all Spencer Apprenticeships available please visit http://satrust.com/spencer-apprenticeships/