08th February 2019

Ofsted Grade 2: Be part of something Good

We’re very pleased to announce that we have lifted our provision from Ofsted ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. [...]

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28th June 2018

5 reasons to upskill your SBMs with ILM Diplomas

In this guide, we’ll explore five reasons as to why upskilling your current School Business Managers with ILM Diplomas is a no-brainer. [...]

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24th April 2018

Off-the-job training: What's included

In this guide, we’ll get to the bottom of exactly what’s included in off-the-job training and see how it can work in practice for your school. [...]

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18th April 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy: Time limits on funding

In this guide, we’ll highlight why time might not be on the side of organisations in this situation and explore some of the time issues when it comes to tackling the Levy. [...]

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12th December 2017

New staff or upskilling: How should you use your Apprenticeship Levy funds?

In this guide, we’ll explore just some of the ways you can use the new avenues presented by the Levy to best meet your school’s training and development needs. [...]

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12th December 2017

Apprenticeship Levy: A guide to standards and assessments

In this guide, we'll explore everything about the new standards, from eligibility criteria to how apprentices will be assessed. [...]

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12th December 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy for Schools: Let’s go back to basics

In this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the Levy and break it down in simple, easy to follow steps. [...]

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24th November 2017

Survey reveals Levy’s not taking off in schools

We conducted a survey around the Apprenticeship Levy to see how it’s impacted schools around England and it revealed a worrying response. [...]

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21th November 2017

St Hilda's Trust Reaping Benefits from the Levy

St Hilda’s Catholic Academy Trust has 11 Catholic schools around the North East – creating a strong Catholic education for children aged 3-18. We've been working with St Hilda's in creating a teaching assistant training hub for their schools. [...]

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03th November 2017

61% apprenticeship reduction - is your school losing out on the Levy?

In this guide, we’ll explore how the Levy has affected apprenticeship starts and what schools can do to make the Apprenticeship Levy work for them. [...]

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30th October 2017

New Level 6 Teacher Apprenticeship Standard Launched

The government has approved a new level 6 teacher apprenticeship standard for delivery – a new and exciting route into teaching. [...]

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28th September 2017

Apprenticeship Levy funding for schools that are part of a trust

We explore how much funding schools that are part of a multi-academy trust will receive. [...]

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24th August 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy for schools that are part of a Local Authority

We explore how the Apprenticeship Levy works for schools that are part of a local authority. [...]

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18th August 2017

Off-the-job training for apprentices: What schools need to know

We explore what schools need to know about off-the-job training for apprentices. [...]

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17th July 2017

How should schools use their Apprenticeship Levy funds?

In this guide, we explore how schools can make best use of their Apprenticeship Levy funds. [...]

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07th July 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy for Schools: Using your funds

Since the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy, schools across the UK have been trying to get up to speed with the various complex rules about what the Levy funding can and can’t be spent on. [...]

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19th September 2016


PROPOSALS FOR APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING IN ENGLAND FROM MAY 2017 The Department for Education has released its Proposals for Apprenticeship Levy Funding document, setting out further details on the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy, from April 2017. The Government has invited feedback on the discussion paper, via an online survey to be responded to by employers [...]

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06th June 2016


Our campaign, One By 2020, calling for every school in the country to hire an apprentice by 2020 has reached the heart of Government. The NST team, accompanied by young apprentices, tutors and school employers, took the campaign to Parliament to gather the support of MPS and Peers. One By 2020 has been running for [...]

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