Historically, schools have invested time and time again in new technology that has the potential to improve teaching and learning, but unfortunately the reality often fails to live up to expectations.
Technology is not easily embedded into the curriculum for numerous reasons, many of which are common across schools:
• Lack of IT knowledge within the school.
• Unreliable hardware or software.
• Poor, or irregular IT support.
• Lack of training provided.
• Irregular access to technology.
• Little experience and low confidence amongst teaching staff.
• Limited opportunity to learn and practice with new solutions.
A Teachers Apprentice role is designed to address the barriers outlined above by:
- Providing on-site technical support 5 days a week, maintaining technology and acting as the link to your remote IT support.
- Working with teachers to plan the use of devices, then co-delivering these lessons.
- Preparing technology prior to the lesson and ensuring work is saved post session.
- Establishing and delivering extra-curricular clubs linked to technology (e.g. coding).
- Accessing regular training and remote support from Tablet Academy (see Teacher Academy).
A Teachers Apprentice from Primary Goal receives both technical training from your current provider (or our IT provider if you wish to switch), and training from Tablet Academy which covers how to embed the use of technology in the classroom.
The Apprentice can also help with the schools digital marketing through the school website, social media and school newsletters.
What's the process?
By recruiting a Teacher Apprentice your school is automatically enrolled on the Teacher Academy programme from Tablet Academy. This programme provides access to regular 'teaching with technology' for the Apprentice and your teaching staff.
Request a free visit
To find out more you can ring 02477 717487 Or email [email protected]
You can also arrange a free visit from one of our consultants who can talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
Thank you so much for making such a difference to our school. It is amazing to have you as part of the staff. You have settled in so well and are supporting children and staff in their IT learning every day. You always stay calm in an IT crisis and are polite and courteous to all members of the school community. Well done on all your achievements, you are incredible and we all love having you in school.
We also all loved your superhero PJ’s on Children in Need Day and amazing dancing on the dance floor at the staff night out.
Thank You for everything and have a wonderful Christmas.
Love from everybody at Manor Park.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year Jack.
You have been a fabulous addition to Good Shepherd School, supporting the pupils (and staff!) providing them with new learning and opportunities to develop their skills. Your positive 'can do' attitude is a breath of fresh air and I know I speak for all the staff when I say, we look forward to more of your initiatives - we are set for an exciting 2017!
Ryan has been a great addition to our school supporting teacher and children to improve their IT skills. Today he has helped set up the hall and the music so the Christmas performance went smoothly. He is a vital cog in our wheel.
Ryan has been an amazing addition to the John Shelton family. He is quick to respond to any problems, very helpful and a great team player. He interacts well with the children and is a big asset to our team
John Shelton - Head Teacher
Emily has settled in so quickly this term at Parkgate. She has a happy, helpful personality and has supported us well. I'm really impressed with her proactivity and willingness to work in a team.
Well done Emily!
Parkgate Primary School
Well done on working hard during your first term at Sacred Heart Antonis! We couldn’t cope without you now :)
Have a lovely relaxing Christmas.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Thank you for all your help and support at Fordbridge and bringing 'some' of us out of the dark ages with ICT. We are really looking forward to all of the new clubs starting next term. I am sure they will be fantastic!!
Fordbridge Community Primary School