An Apprenticeship programme that helps schools maintain and embed the use of technology in the classroom.

Our unique programme has been developed with the support of Head Teachers and Business Managers to meet the specific requirements of schools. A Teacher’s Apprentice receives training and ongoing support from the Tablet Academy to focus on the use of technology within the curriculum and will also receive technical training and support from an IT provider, which could be the school’s current provider, or a new provider.

Entry Level Apprentice (£6,700)

All apprentices receive ongoing mentoring, training and support from Primary Goal and Tablet Academy to ensure they have a positive impact whilst completing their 14-month programme.

Enhanced Apprentice (£9,950)

Schools committing to the Enhanced Apprenticeship will receive direct support from Tablet Academy. This includes strategic consultancy, teacher training and student enrichment programmes.

Apple Specialist Apprentice (£9,950)

The Apple Specialist Programme includes the enhanced support from Tablet Academy as well as technical support from MCC Digital, an Apple Solutions Expert.
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Technology is not easily embedded into the curriculum for numerous reasons, many of which are common across schools:

  • Lack of IT knowledge within the school
  • Unreliable hardware or software
  • Poor, or irregular IT support
  • Lack of training provided
  • Irregular access to technology
  • Little experience and low confidence amongst teaching staff
  • Limited opportunity to learn and practice with new solutions

A Teachers Apprentice role is designed to address the barriers outlined above by:

  • Providing on-site technical support 5 days a week, maintaining technology and acting as the link to your remote IT support.
  • Working with teachers to co-plan and co-deliver lessons using technology.
  • Preparing technology for lessons and ensuring work is saved post workshop.
  • Establishing and delivering extra-curricular clubs linked to STEM.
  • Researching the latest developments in Education Technology and trialing solutions in school without impacting on teaching and learning.
  • Accessing regular training and remote support from Tablet Academy.

Apprenticeship Models

Each Apprenticeship model includes the Entry Level Support. Schools can then choose to add on the Tablet Academy or Apple Specialist support.

Entry Level Apprentice

£6700 .......per year

  • Pre-Apprenticeship online induction
  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • eLearning training materials
  • 12 training days with Tablet Academy
  • Curriculum knowledge base (lesson plans, resources etc.)
  • Monthly assessor visits & competency checks
  • Help desk (technical, curriculum & pastoral)

Tablet Academy Enhanced Apprentice

+3000 .......per year

  • Termly strategic consultancy visits
  • Teacher Training/Student Enrichment (2 days)
  • Annual technology review
  • Technology procurement support
  • Critical Friend (e.g. Advice on eSafety, GDPR...)
  • Teaching with Technology Skills Audit
  • Support to embed the Duke of York iDEA programme
  • Lamar University Scholarship Programme

Apple Specialist Apprentice

+3000 .......per year

  • Annual strategic consultancy visits
  • Teacher Training/Student Enrichment (2 days)
  • Technology procurement support
  • Critical Friend (e.g. Advice on eSafety, GDPR„.)
  • Remote Apple Specialist technical support
  • An iPad 32GB for use by the Apprentice in role
  • Strategic technical advice
  • Apple hardware specific training

"What we wanted was for IT to go through all the different subjects and our previous provider really wasn't able to give us that option. We worked with Primary Goal and they put together a package that would enable our vision really to become reality"
Robbie Walker Headmaster - John Shelton Primary School
We have been part of Primary Goal since it was first established, and we love the Apprenticeship Programme, having young IT enthusiasts working in school supporting staff and inspiring children.
Jill O’Connor, Headteacher, Manor Park Primary School, Coventry
It has got to the point where the apprentice is a member of staff we cannot do without in regards to technical support and also curriculum support.
Patrick Luke, Assistant Deputy Headteacher, Parkgate Primary School, Coventry

What's the process?


Step 1 - Job description

First your school will need to identify if their Teachers Apprentice will focus on curriculum support, technical support or, as in most cases, both. Once you've decided to recruit a Teachers Apprentice, a job advert will be created with support from Primary Goal.

Step 2 - Interviews

Primary Goal will filter applications received and will recommend a small number of candidates for the school to interview.

Step 3 - Online training

Once a candidate has been selected they will complete an online training programme designed to prepare the young person for working in a school. The school may also request the apprentice begins their role with a work experience position to ensure they are suitable for the school.

Step 3a - Tablet Academy Consultancy (Enhanced Programme Only)

Tablet Academy support school leadership to identify a strategy for the use of technology within the school and align the responsibilities of the apprentice to help achieve these.

Step 4 - Apprentice is employed by the school

When the apprentice begins their 14 month programme, Primary Goal ( and Tablet Academy if enhanced programme) will support the school and apprentice to identify priorities and where the young person can have an impact.

Step 5 - Ongoing Support

Whilst in post at the school the apprentice will have access to remote support from Primary Goal for technical problems and curriculum support from Tablet Academy. The Apprentice will also attend a training day delivered by Tablet Academy one day per month.

Step 5a - Tablet Academy Support (Enhanced Programme Only)

On-site training and support from Tablet Academy experienced educators is provided in areas identified by the school. This may include staff training, experience days for students or further consultancy for leadership.

Step 6 - Post programme

The apprenticeship lasts for 14 months. After this period the school can decide to employ the apprentice, to end the contract, or to recruit a new apprentice from Primary Goal.

Donwload Example Training Programme

Tablet Academy 12 days of training

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