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, our team of Careers Adviser's will identify a number of candidates for you to interview alongside your IT provider (optional).
When a suitable candidate is identified they will spend a day on site working in the school to ensure they are the right person for your school.
Once you are satisfied with your candidate a decision is made as to whether the Apprentice is employed by your school, your IT provider or Primary Goal. This is decided on a case by case basis as it may reduce the costs for the school.
The school provide details around their current use of IT in school and their vision for the future. This enables the technical partner and Tablet Academy to create a training programme for the Apprentice which is aligned to the schools requirements.
The Apprentice receives initial training prior to starting in the school.
The Apprentice starts in school, working 37 hours per week.
Whilst in post at the school the Apprentice will follow a government approved Apprenticeship programme provided by Microsoft. This may require a small number of days being spent at college.
The contract lasts for 12 -18 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.