Aspirations promotes the continuous development of staff through various pathways.  If you are interested in any of the following areas for development please speak to your Line Manager or Principal.

Teacher Training

Make a difference and inspire the next generation

You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher you can use your knowledge and passion for your subject to help children unlock capabilities and talents that they didn’t even know they had. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.

In addition to planning and teaching a range of engaging lessons, you can indulge in your hobbies and interests as part of your work by getting involved in after-school clubs, trips or sport.

If you already have a degree there are many ways to train to become a qualified teacher while still being paid!  Please speak to your Principal if you would like further information.


Apprenticeships combine work with practical, on and off-the-job, training and study. An apprentice will be employed, working alongside experienced staff to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be fully competent in their chosen occupation. Apprenticeships already available cover a number of roles within schools, as outlined in this guide, and a range of educational levels – from Level 2 (equivalent to five GCSE passes at Grades A* to C, or 9-4) all the way up to degree level, with many now incorporating a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Apprenticeships are not just for young people and new recruits. Anyone can become an apprentice at any age and benefit from government funding to support their apprenticeship. This applies whether they’re already employed in your school or not, and whether they are employed full or part-time, as long as:

  • They are employed in a real job
  • They are working towards achieving an approved apprenticeship (you can search approved apprenticeships on the ‘Find apprenticeship training’ page of
  • Their apprenticeship training lasts at least 12 months
  • They spend at least 20% of their time on off-the-job training (for example mentoring, coaching or completing formal training or qualifications)
  • They are paid at least the relevant national minimum wage (though most will be paid more) 

These are some of the most popular apprenticeships suitable for schools:

  • Teacher Apprenticeship (for those who already have a degree)
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Early Years Educator
  • School Business Professional
  • Business Administrator
  • Laboratory Technician
  • IT & Digital Technician
  • Facilities Management
  • Assistant Accountant

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