The Griffin Schools Trust share a conviction that great schools are built on rich extra-curricular programmes and high quality pastoral care as well as an inspiring curriculum, expertly taught. We know there are no limits for students and staff where commitment and enjoyment go together.
Schools have histories and are rooted in local communities. The Trust seeks to use those histories to:
renew their visions
preserve their uniqueness and
give excellent service to their communities.
GST schools share the expression of those visions and strategies through a common frame of reference, which makes mutual challenge and inspiration both natural and easy.
Whether you are retained by your training placement at the end of the apprenticeship or find employment in another school, being part of something bigger provides a wider stage for gifted and experienced teachers and leaders, offering them scope to have an impact beyond one school.
As a Griffin Schools Trust teaching apprentice you will inspire and motivate young people to learn and develop their curiosity and talents.
You’ll teach students of different ages and abilities and prepare young people to take national qualifications in your subject.
Prepare lessons and teaching materials
Assess students’ progress and mark their work
Manage classroom behaviour
Discuss students’ progress with parents and carers
Organise study trips, social activities and sports events.
You’d encourage the students to take pride in their achievements inside and outside school. You’d support them to build good relationships with other students and teachers and play a positive part in the life of the school and the local community.
You’ll help them get the knowledge, skills and attributes they’ll need for a successful and positive life when they leave school.
Main school placement with a 6 week placement in a different secondary setting.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in English or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
Enthusiasm, energy and passion for your subject which you can effectively communicate to pupils.
Criminal record checks
Meet requirements for working in the UK
Relevant work experience desirable
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The Griffin Schools Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools in the Midlands and the South East of England. We are committed to providing an outstanding independent-style education for all students, predicated on breadth and excellence. All schools provide a rich programme of free extra-curricular activities, create an involving and stimulating physical environment and build a staff team of interesting people who are motivated to advance their own knowledge and skills as well as their pupils’ achievement.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
At GST we believe in equality for all. We are committed to ensuring all our employees and those that work with us are equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to challenge discrimination, injustice and associated perceptions. This means that members of the GST community consistently reflect and promote positive attitudes and behaviours. We
aim to empower all to make informed and responsible choices about their own actions. We aim to engender a personal and collective sense of responsibility and accountability to ensure that there is true equality of opportunity for all.
Riverley Primary School Park Road Leyton London E10 7BZ
Support and advice
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
Find out about the different
ways to train
if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.