Apprentice Secondary School English Teacher THE PAINSLEY CATHOLIC ACADEMY

We are delighted to offer an exciting Level 6 teacher apprenticeship opportunity. The successful candidate will be joining an established and successful DfE approved training programme based at Blessed William Howard. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with young and enthusiastic students and practitioners with on-job training and a salary.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is negotiable and can be discussed if successful

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.35am – 3.45pm Each week at least 1 day will be spent in learning either face to face or online.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect
Set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils
Be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes
Plan teaching to build on pupils’ capabilities and prior knowledge
Guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching
Encourage pupils to take responsibility and conscientious attitude to their own work and study
Have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
Demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas
Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject
Plan and teach well-structured lessons in accordance with the school’s teaching and learning policy.
Impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
Promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
Set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
Reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
Contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s)
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
To ensure the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support where appropriate
Know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively
Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these
Demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development
Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language, those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them
Make accurate and productive use of assessment
Know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
Give pupils regular feedback and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback
Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment in line with the school’s behaviour policy.
Have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour
Have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies
Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them
Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary
Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support
Deploy support staff effectively
Communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievement and well-being

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will undertake the level 6 teacher apprenticeship programme delivered by Staffordshire University.

Teaching will be a mix of on the job and off the job training delivered face to face in university and online sessions each week. The programme is delivered using a blended learning model.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will achieve their level 6 teacher apprenticeship and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Fast-track on to the Painsley Leadership Pathway in one of the MAC schools on successful completion of the ECF.
  • Potential to progress onto leadership roles/promotions within 2 years of completing the apprenticeship within the Trust.
  • Opportunity for a full time role upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Patience, High standards of behavior, High standards of ethics, Showing tolerance, Respect the rights of others


GCSE or equivalent English GCSE (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths GCSE (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science GCSE (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Desired
Other Degree (BA, BSc etc) (Grade A 2.2 degree or above) Essential

About the employer

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012 making it the largest Catholic multi-academy company. Our family now comprises three high schools and thirteen primary schools. We share a clear vision of how our schools can operate effectively, ensuring that each and every one of our students achieve their full potential in a caring and disciplined environment. We are committed to providing each of our students with the best education possible. We believe that exceptional communication will provide enhanced spiritual development, life chances and opportunities for all.




C/O Painsley Catholic College Station Road



ST10 1LH

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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


Chloe Warren

01785 244236

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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