Trainee Teacher (Geography)

New Rickstones Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC8816905-325S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: 20,598
Position Start Date: 05/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 30/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Ad-hoc  

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Trainee Geography Teacher

Join our Teacher Training Programme to become a much-neededGeography teacher and pass on your passion for learning.

Classroom-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme based in one of our 57 schools. AET is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts nationwide and we are partnered with Ark Teacher Training to deliver our programme.

You'll gain a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate of Education) and your Qualified Teacher Status whilst working hands-on in the classroom as a GeographyTeacher.Immediately having impact, your tutor and coach will support you to build up your independent teaching time during the year.

The Programme Includes:

  • School Orientation Experience- a 5-day introductory placement before Summer term ends where you get to know the school, pupils, colleagues, the community and where you'll be working so you can hit the ground running in September.
  • Summer School: Highly-rated by our trainees as the perfect start to their training and a great way to prepare for their first few weeks in school, our Summer School brings trainees together for two weeks in August (5th - 16th) to learn about the programme, educational theory, and practice.
  • Weekly Coaching and Planning Sessions: Your in-school coach will observe your progress every week, supporting you by providing constructive feedback and helping you set achievable improvement goals.
  • An allocated, trained lead plannerwho will help you create effective lessons, developing your planning skills and giving you the opportunity to ask detailed subject - knowledge questions.
  • Weekly Training Sessions: Participate in-person/ virtual training sessions with your tutors and peers. These sessions provide valuable learning experiences and encourage a collaborative environment for professional growth.

The training programme itself is school-based and you will spend half a day every week in a session with your Ark tutor and other trainees from the network.

We will support you to become brilliant educators and in time, leaders within our network - we offer unrivalled career opportunities for professional growth. We're looking for talented people who will have successful careers within the Trust.

Salary Details

Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship £20,598 + £9,250 tuition fees paid by AET

Tuition Fee Route - Up to £30,000 per annumBursary/Scholarship*

*Degree dependent: 1st or 2:1 = Scholarship of £30,000, 2:1 or 2:2 = Bursary of £28,000 (Scholarships and Bursaries are Tax-Free)

Information about the School

New Rickstones Academy is a secondary school based in Witham. This is an exciting time to join New Rickstones Academy as we continue to expand. Over the last 8 years, student numbers have more than doubled, leading to oversubscription and the addition of a new building in September 2022 to accommodate the growing demand. We maintained our 'Good' OFSTED rating in 2023. Whilst learning is our core aim, mutual respect and fantastic working relationships between students and staff is what makes New Rickstones Academy what it is, and makes me proud to be Principal.

New Rickstones Academy is a great place to work with modern facilities and a friendly and supportive staff team. The academy is proud to boast high staff retention and development. We have an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme to further develop our excellent staff. If you are considering a role at New Rickstones Academy, please arrange a visit and come and see the academy for yourself.

About the Trust

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national family of schools comprising 57 primary, secondary and special schools in England supporting each other to deliver our mission of providing an excellent education to every child, in every classroom, every day.

We employ over 4,000 people across the country, each committed to ensuring that every child receives their entitlement to a high level education. We have a dedicated recruitment team to place teachers and support staff within schools they will thrive in and encourage career development opportunities.

Every decision we make is with students’ learning and interests at the forefront of our minds. Our schools dedicate focused time on formal academic learning with plenty of support for students’ wellbeing - as well as making sure there is time for some fun, too!


  • Career development and training
  • Great pension
  • Healthcare cashback and helpline
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice
  • Salary advances
  • Affordable loan scheme
  • Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Travel and leisure scheme

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here. We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.

To find out more about AET please click here.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

George Petrou
163 Eversholt St, London
Telephone: 0000