At Primary Goal, we understand the landscape of apprenticeships. This helps us to provide high quality information, advice and guidance to help our apprentices make informed decisions about the next steps in their careers.
We offer a blended digital learning programme with face to face support in the workplace that ensures all apprentices can progress through their apprenticeship standard and develop as an individual.
Our model engages with industry specialists and the latest technology to deliver a programme of training that is innovative and forward thinking.
Our programme has been carefully designed in partnership with leading technology organisations to ensure apprentices receive the highest standard of training alongside a supportive work placement, helping apprentices to put theory into practice.
Emily Iles Teacher's Technology Apprentice at Parkgate Primary School, Coventry
Deciding to take the Primary Goal Teachers Apprenticeship has been one of the biggest and best decisions. I had the choice of going to university to do a teaching degree or take this once in a lifetime opportunity. After the 6-week traineeship that Primary Goal conducted, I decided that this apprenticeship would be the best option for me, so that I could earn money, gain experience and learn new skills. I have been at my Primary school now since the start of the school year and I have been doing a range of different tasks that the school has asked me to do. Attending the traineeship before starting the programme meant that I had the skills and confidence to go straight into school. Every day at the school is different and I must adapt to new challenges every day, which is what I enjoy most. At my school, I conduct all IT support throughout the school along with the Help Desk who are there to support me all day. I also teach all the different year groups in both their computing lessons and their subject lessons when they are using technology. I am on site all week and although I am contracted to Primary Goal, I am a member of staff within the school and I am treated as one. I am there to help members of staff make use of the technology in the school and to plan lessons so that they can make use out of all technology they have.
One of the main projects I have been working on is the school's 360° Safe Accreditation. This is an area where the school required improvement for their Ofsted standards. As part of this, I have delivered Online Safety lessons to all year groups and I have delivered Online Safety assemblies to all pupils. I have also produced an Online Safety display which can be viewed by all pupils, staff and visitors to the school. All schools are different so the best thing about Primary Goal is that they can adapt to whatever you and your school may need. If you already have an IT provider, then an apprentice can work alongside this and just help within lessons.
Sim Dosanjh Teacher's Technology Apprentice at Manor Park Primary School, Coventry
I first heard about Primary Goal through a friend. I joined the Teachers Apprentice programme in August 2016. Throughout the summer holidays, I gained so much knowledge and experience from IT companies and many other businesses which visited us during our training. Thankfully I had already secured myself a position at Manor Park Primary School in Coventry. I officially started Manor Park school in September 2016.
During my time at Manor Park I gained me so much confidence and knowledge. The members of staff there were all so lovely and welcoming I settled down very quickly. After a year I moved from Manor Park and I am now currently work at Sacred Heart Primary School where I take on the same role but in more of an advanced technology school where everything is done digitally. It is a challenge to maintain but I do enjoy being stretched and developed in my role. The role of a Teachers Apprentice varies each day. The general jobs would be things such as resetting email passwords, fixing printers etc. There are other jobs such as trying to get the server back up and running with the help of the managed service provider, contacting companies about different things such as Promethean interactive board, SIMS etc. I was the first person to join Primary Goal who already had a level 3 in ICT. Working at Primary Goal, I have taken on various responsibilities and Louise has taken me to heights I didn't know I could even take myself! I am proud to be a part of Primary Goal and working alongside Louise and the rest of the Primary Goal team. The experience I have had so far has been phenomenal.