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Graduate Teacher Apprentice - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Danecourt School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-7031-124T
  • Posted:01/03/2024
  • Pay:Unquailified Teacher Scale point 2 - £28,194
  • Start Date:29th August 2024
  • App Close Date:15/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Salary: Point 2 UQT - £28,194 per annum , rising to Point 1 MPS £30,000 in the final term when QTS is awarded. In addition an SEN allowance will be paid. 

Apply now to secure your place on our Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship Programme and embark on a rewarding career in education. Together, let's inspire the next generation of learners!

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 :- 

  • GCSEs: grade 4 and above in English, Maths & Science
  • Degree: hold a Batchelor's degree in any subject area 
  • A passion to teach 
  • School Experience: previous experience working in a school or education environment is essential. 

As a Teaching Apprentice at Danecourt  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 Danecourt school office to book an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Don't miss out on the exciting opportunity to make a difference! 

If you want to be part of Maritime, we can offer a supportive environment with engaged children and the freedom to deliver a creative and exciting curriculum. We collaborate at all levels meaning fantastic development and career progression opportunities. The Maritime team will support and motivate you in achieving your career ambitions.

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.
Please email recruitment@matoffice.org if you have any questions.

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

Danecourt Special School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway . Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills. We are a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The children who attend Danecourt have a wide breadth of needs including complex learning difficulties and autism.

At Danecourt our mission is support all pupils to become “STARS” -

S - Self reliant T - Team Players A - Aspirational R - Resilient S - Successful

This is facilitated through pupils receiving a personalised curriculum that is tailored to meet their individual specific needs. The highly trained staff team maintain high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all reach their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families/carers and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils needs and as a result, pupils make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Danecourt community and working with us, telephone the school and make an appointment to come and meet some of the pupils and staff and to experience for yourself the quality of education given to all of our children and the unique atmosphere throughout our school.

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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.