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Graduate Teacher Apprentice - Fixed Term

Bligh Primary School, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-2537-61T
  • Posted:29/02/2024
  • Pay: Point 1 UQT, rising to Point 1 MPS
  • Start Date:July 2024
  • App Close Date:01/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:22nd April 2024


Salary: Point 1 Unqualified Teacher payscale - £20,598 per annum rising to Point 1 MPS £30,000 in the final term when QTS is awarded. 

Maritime is a charitable education trust with 11 primary schools across Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway. As an education charity, we are fully committed to advancing education for the public benefit. It is our mission to empower our schools with the means to drive ever greater and more enjoyable outcomes for children.

We are looking for Graduates to start the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Programme in our school in September 2024

This is a 15 month apprenticeship, with QTS and PGCE awarded after 12 months before completing the End point Assessment (EPA) in the final term. The apprenticeship is delivered in conjunction with the University of East London and tuition fees will be covered by our Levy fund. 

For more information about the apprenticeship please see the UEL website below and the attached application pack,


To be eligible for the apprenticeship you must have :- 

  • Grade 4 GCSE  in English, Maths & Science
  • A degree (this can be in any subject)
  • A passion to teach 
  • experience of working in a school or educational environment 

As a Teaching Apprentice at Bligh Primary School you can expect 

  • A dedicated mentor in school 
  • Comprehensive CPD programme 
  • A fully supported apprenticeship 
  • Trust wide well-being initiatives and social activities 
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

We welcome visits to our school. Please contact Bligh Primary School office to book an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Please see attached GTAP candidate application pack for more information on what Maritime can offer you. You can find out more about our school on our website.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the  My New Term website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Information about the school

Bligh Primary School forms part of the Maritime Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust that is committed to making sure that education is meaningful.

Our Trust is made up of 11 primary schools located in Greenwich, Bexley and Kent. Though our schools may be different with their own in-school culture and community spirit, they all work harmoniously and collaboratively together within a curriculum that ensures each and every child is being equipped with leadership and life skills. At Maritime, we do this by empowering schools to drive more meaningful and enjoyable outcomes for children by having great people working for us, who commit to working hard to make an impact whatever the school and whatever the role.

We are thriving two form entry school which has been selected by the DFE to ‘grow’ to a three form entry school due to its good and outstanding statuses. By 2023 Bligh Primary will be a full three form entry school.

Our key objective at Bligh Primary School is to equip all our children with the key skills of communication and collaboration as well as being community minded. We expect all our adults to provide the children with first hand experiences, knowledge and the necessary skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication, community and collaboration.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork. We believe that these personal characteristics are essential in forming positive adult lives.

Our community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.

Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gather a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. They have a clear understanding and knowledge of the community around them, their place within it and the opportunities it presents.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.