Apprentice Secondary School Maths Teacher ALPHA ACADEMIES TRUST

The successful applicant will have one-to-one support from both school-based-subject and university mentors, whilst working alongside experienced practitioners within the school and across our Trust. Here at The Discovery Academy, there are many exciting future career opportunities available once qualified teacher status (QTS) has been achieved.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.15am – 3.15pm Monday – Friday 4 days on site and 1 day on university campus.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    22 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Through effective teaching secure successful outcomes for learners such that they enjoy and achieve when compared to indicators used by the Academy and external bodies
  • Use challenging targets to raise standards for all learners and eliminate low attainment among particular groups and individuals
  • Support the drive to develop, implement, review and improve teaching and learning to ensure that each student thrives, exhibits outstanding learning behaviours and achieves positive progression


II.          High Standards of Teaching and Learning

Teachers are accountable for the setting of targets for improvement and delivering effective teaching and learning that secures high standards of students’ achievements.  The following identify aspects and prompts that will enable teachers to carry out their role:

.         Role model

·        Implementation of national strategy (e.g. Pedagogy/methodology)

·        Self-evaluation 

·        Ambience/climate for learning

·        High expectations

·        Learning styles and thinking skills

·        Use of data analysis

·        Marking and assessment

·        Reporting

·        Planning, schemes of work

·        Meet the needs of all students (including management of behaviour and its impact on learning)

·        Intervention strategies (e.g. booster classes, use of National Strategy resources)

·        Educational enhancement (e.g. trips/visits)


III.         Student Outcomes

·        Key Stage 3

·        Key Stage 4


IV.         General

·        The duties and responsibilities of the post will be subject to those detailed in the Academy contract issued to all teachers. 


V.           Safeguarding

·        Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.

The training you will be getting

We are delighted to offer an exciting Level 6 teacher apprenticeship opportunity for a graduate to train to become a qualified secondary teacher.

The successful candidate will be joining an established and successful DfE approved training programme delivered by the Golden Thread Teaching School Hub and be based at one of our schools.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with young and enthusiastic students and practitioners with on-the-job training and a salary.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunity for a full-time career with Alpha Academies trust subject to performance, completion of the apprenticeship and an opportunity being available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Ability to support teaching


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
Other Undergraduate (Grade 2:2 or above) Essential

About the employer

Alpha Academies Trust are an Ambitious Trust dedicated to establishing a network of primary and secondary academies in North Staffordshire. Our aim is to deliver a first-class education for every child, addressing and overcoming inequality. We actively recruit outstanding staff, prioritising their professional development. Committed to collaboration with other stakeholders, we strive to create a cohesive momentum, aspiring to bring about transformative change in Stoke-on-Trent.




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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

0800 169 2148

Apprenticeship standard


Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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