Wednesday 4th October 2017

3aaa Supporting MATs With Levy Spending

Following the creation of the Institute for Apprenticeships, the Government has announced a new initiative, the Institute of Education. The Institute for Apprenticeships was established by the Apprenticeship, Skills and Learning Act 2009 to ensure the high-quality delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.

This new initiative has been specifically created in response to the demand for support requested by schools across the nation and to assist them with the spending of their Apprenticeship Levy funds, which came in to affect in April 2017, designed to increase the skills and knowledge across the British economy.

The Institute of Education has been set up to run programmes, specifically to assist schools in managing and utilising their Levy funds, as it has been revealed that out of a £3 billion national levy pot, a £105 million is contributed from schools and Multi Academy Trusts during this academic year.

Following the release of these figures, there is now a pressure to ensure that schools across the nation utilise their levy funds before the end of the academic year or risk losing them.

It has recently been revealed that in Kent alone, there was a shortage of 45 Headteachers at the start of this academic year. This was a contributing factor to the Secretary of State for Education’s Justine Greening’s announcement that there are specific teaching Apprenticeships in the pipeline with one already in development.

With a need for more Headteachers and senior leadership figures in schools and Multi Academy Trusts, 3aaa Apprenticeships have developed a bespoke Management training pathway consisting of programmes across different levels, to ensure progression throughout the education sector, providing a pipeline of leadership talent for the future.

Our Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor programme is designed for experienced teachers to learn the skills and behaviours required to become an effective manager. This programme will give teachers an industry specific qualification with leadership experience and knowledge, enabling them to progress their career.

We also offer a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager programme designed to give senior figures the leadership skills and knowledge to become confident and effective Headteachers. This programme equips teachers with an industry recognised qualification and the fundamentals to lead a school or Multi Academy Trust.

In addition to our leadership progression training programmes, 3aaa Apprenticeships also provide professional services programmes offering schools and Multi Academy Trusts the option to strengthen their skills across disciplines such as IT, Digital Marketing and Accounting whilst fully utilising their Apprenticeship Levy contributions.

3aaa are continuously working with schools and MATs across the country to support their Apprenticeship Levy strategies and implementation plans. As the Apprenticeship Levy continues, we hope to see more schools and Multi Academy Trusts utilise their Levy funds, with the continual support from both the Institute of Education and 3aaa Apprenticeships.

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