Meeting the public sector apprenticeship target

Schools with 250 or more employees have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts over the period of 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021, and are additionally required to provide information to help the government, public and wider stakeholders understand the progress they are making towards meeting this target. The following information demonstrates that as a Trust we have actively considered apprenticeships either for new positions or as part of career development for existing staff.

The Trust has been unable to meet the target of 2.3% due to dealing with restrictions and amendments to working practices that were put in place to work through the Covid pandemic.

The percentage of new starters in the Trust who were apprentices in the last year was 1.79%

Planning to meet the target in future includes:

  • Working with local training providers to attract suitable apprentices
  • Extending the advertising timescales in the hope of attracting more apprentices
  • Encouraging the Trust's current apprentices to continue with the next level of their apprenticeship
  • As vacancies arise within the Trust, considering if the role is suitable for an apprenticeship.

Data submitted to the Department for Education (DfE): Reporting period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Organisation Name: Horizons Specialist Academy Trust

Number of employees who work in England

Number of employees who work in England
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2020 342
Number of employees who were working in England on 31 March 2021 336
Number of new employees who started working for you in England between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 0
Number of apprentices who work in England 
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2020 5
Number of apprentices who were working in England on 31 March 2021 6
Number of new apprentices in England between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 (includes both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship 2

 Reporting percentages

Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) as a proportion of employment starts between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 0%
Percentage of total headcount that were apprentices on 31 March 2021 1.79%
Percentage of apprenticeship starts (both new hires and existing employees who started an apprenticeship) between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 as a proportion of total headcount on 31 March 2020 0.58%
Contact
Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Abbey Hill Academy
Ketton Road
Stockton-On-Tees
TS19 8BU

Email: enquiries@horizonstrust.org.uk
Tel: 01642 677113

Information

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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