23 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    10 May 2024 at 12am (midnight)

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary


Graduate Trainee Teacher Apprentice job summary

Clyst Vale is a thriving and vibrant 11- 18 Community College situated five miles from Exeter. Visitors to Clyst Vale usually comment on the friendly, orderly atmosphere, the courtesy of our students, and the purposefulness in lessons. We have clear expectations and systems, but far more important are the excellent working relationships we establish between staff and students, as well as staff and parents. We remain the only Secondary school in Devon to be accredited Gold Rights Respecting School status.

Information regarding the role of Graduate Trainee Teacher Apprentice
This is an exciting opportunity to enter the profession and gain significant teaching experience while studying to become a fully qualified teaching professional.

The Graduate Trainee Teacher role, in conjunction with the Graduate Teacher Programme and Buckinghamshire University, offers talented and motivated graduates the chance to study towards the full range of professional teaching qualifications while gaining significant on the job and classroom experience and earning a competitive salary which reflects your prior academic success. On completion of the apprenticeship, you will hold a PGTA (level 6) or PGCE (level 7) academic teaching qualification, QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) allowing you to practice in the UK and abroad and a teaching apprenticeship as well as having a minimum of 600 hours of teaching experience. Unlike traditional taught routes into teaching, you will be a fully fledged member of the school community from day one, acting as both lead teacher and tutor to students and being involved in all areas of school life.

At Clyst Vale, people matter. Therefore, we strive for the highest possible academic and other standards so that students fulfil their potential; equally, we are committed to being a caring College and producing the excellent citizens of tomorrow. Clyst Vale is a Good school with a proud tradition of serving the local community and is a college where pupils “have respectful relationships with staff and with their peers...develop a strong sense of community and take an active part in the life of the school” (Ofsted 2023). We have a proven track record of training and developing new entrants to the profession to a high standard, with many of our trainees and Early Career Teachers rapidly moving into leadership positions both within the college and wider profession.

To support your development to become a highly skilled teaching practitioner, we will provide a dedicated subject specialist mentor to coach you in all aspects of your teaching practice, time off timetable each week to engage in your post-graduate academic study and regular professional studies and development sessions with a member of our senior leadership team. We will further support your development by ensuring you gain an extended placement in a different school and have access to expertise and opportunities across the wider educational community, allowing you to gain a deep understanding of education across the age and stage range and in different school settings.

We are seeking applications from graduates with a 2.2 or above in Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, Spanish, French, design Technology or a related discipline. It is not vital that your first degree is in the subject that you intend to teach, but additional training may be needed to enhance your subject knowledge if it is not. Experience working in an educational setting with children and young people will be a benefit, but most important to us is your outlook and drive to continually improve. Teaching is a highly rewarding career choice, but it is one which requires you to hold yourself to the highest of standards, to be self motivated and work independently and to continually reflect on your practice and how you can succeed. Successful applicants for this program will be resilient, reflective and driven to succeed in everything they do.

What you can expect from us:
• Dedicated subject and reflective mentors to support your learning and development.
• Sponsorship to ensure you complete the program fully qualified, both academically and professionally, and are able to take up a permanent position in education immediately.
• A comprehensive induction process, tailored to your role and previous experience.
• A structured programme of targeted, whole school or bespoke professional development in addition to your university and apprenticeship courses.
• Fabulous students who are motivated, interested, keen to learn and enthusiastic.
• An outstanding ethos where students achieve, have a strong sense of belonging and participate in learning, enrichment and the community.
• A high-quality curriculum, developed across our College, with a commitment to a programme of school improvement.
• A range of development opportunities for future career progression within the Trust.
• Opportunities to work with and in other schools.
• Friendship, support, and interaction with a vibrant and caring staff team with a commitment to improving children’s lives.
• Strong leadership, a culture of high expectation and clarity of strategic college development.

We would recommend that you contact us for an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at Clyst Vale. In order to do this, please contact:

Lisa Martin (Deputy Principal)

Job Specification
Job Title: Graduate Trainee Teacher Apprentice
Location: Clyst Vale Community College
Responsible to: Head of Department, Deputy Principal (Curriculum)
Salary: up to £28,000 dependent on subject specialism and experience
Hours: In school directed hours are Monday to Friday 8.25 – 3.25, term time. Additional work outside of the school day will be needed to complete training and study.

Key purpose of the job
To design, plan and deliver lessons to students across the secondary age range (11 – 16) in your subject specialism. You will be working from detailed curriculum plans and schemes of work which have been designed in collaboration from experts across the trust. To act as a tutor to a class of students, overseeing their personal development curriculum and being the first point of call for pastoral matters. To immerse yourself in the culture of the school, continue your own education through engagement with all taught aspects of the course and take up all opportunities for learning and development within school and further afield.

(Please note, this job purpose reflects the role of a fully trained member of teaching staff. As a Graduate Apprentice you would be supported in gaining the knowledge and skills to support you in performing at this level as quickly as possible and at least by the end of the fixed term)

1. To deliver the curriculum in a manner that meets the needs of individual students.

2. To implement Trust’s policies and procedures.

3. To contribute to the process of curriculum development in order to ensure that the curriculum provided is of high quality and meeting the needs of individual students.

4. To develop professionally in all aspects of the role through involvement in professional development activities.

5. To personalise learning for students across the ability range and ensure the effective and efficient deployment of learning support within the classroom.

6. To contribute to the establishment of effective working relationships within teams across the school.

7. To commit to positive behaviour management.

8. To commit to enrichment activities in support of effective learning.

9. To work in an inclusive and positive manner and help to promote enjoyment of learning throughout the College.

10. To support and contribute to attempts to achieve continuous Improvement in all aspects of the work of the

Other Responsibilities

1. To undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job.

2. To contribute to the effective working of the school/team.

3. Maintain positive, professional relationships with students, parents / carers, and colleagues.

4. Maintain a presence around the school to ensure that the highest standards of behaviour are upheld.

5. Commit to Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practice.

6. The College operates a Smoke-Free Policy, and the post-holder is prohibited from smoking in any of the
College buildings, enclosed spaces within the curtilage of buildings, and vehicles.

7. The post-holder is expected to familiarise themselves with and adhere to all relevant College Policies and Procedures.

8. The post-holder must comply with the Colleges Health and Safety requirements specifically for the school they are working at.

9. The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.

As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of ALL cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, whether “spent” or “unspent”. Criminal convictions will only be taken into account when they are relevant to the post.

You have a duty of care for your own health and safety at work and that of others who may be affected by your actions at work.

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.clystvale.org/vacancies/ and click the blue 'Apply Now' button

Closing date for all applications is Friday 10th May 2024.

Interviews will take place w/c 19th May 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

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About Clyst Vale Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
974 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Clyst Vale is a thriving and vibrant 11- 18 Community College situated five miles from Exeter. Visitors to Clyst Vale usually comment on the friendly, orderly atmosphere, the courtesy of our students, and the purposefulness in lessons. We have clear expectations and systems, but far more important are the excellent working relationships we establish between staff and students, as well as staff and parents. We remain the only secondary school in Devon to be accredited Gold Rights Respecting School status.

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