Graduates

The Smile Graduate Academy is a unique programme dedicated entirely to university graduates which allows them to take their first step onto the teaching ladder by giving them the opportunity to gain experience in the classroom by becoming a graduate teaching assistant. If you’ve recently completed your degree and have an interest in teaching this could be a great option for you. 

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Who should apply?

The Smile Graduate Academy is designed for graduates who are looking to pursue a career in teaching and is open to all graduates, no matter what their degree subject. 

You should apply to join our Academy if you have the desire to inspire young minds and want to gain meaningful classroom experience before embarking on a PGCE/School Direct/SCITT.

Joining our Academy will allow you to immerse yourself in school life and learn from the dedicated teachers around you, enabling you to make a genuine difference in the classroom and to the students that you work with.

To get a better idea of what your Graduate Teaching Assistant role may look like. Take a look at the graduate roles we currently have available now.

The Smile Graduate Academy is open to all graduates who are looking for work in schools

Why join the Smile Graduate Academy?

By joining the Smile Graduate Academy, you’ll get access to all the relevant training and support needed to ensure that you are confident and fully equipped to handle life in the classroom. This includes: 

Initial Training - Safeguarding, Prevent, Behaviour Management and SEN
Access to a resource portal and online training
Ongoing personal development - termly training days

We also offer Team Teach, emergency paedatric first aid and cover supervisor training to all of those who register with us.

The journey of a Smile Education Academy graduate

How to apply to the Smile Graduate Academy

If joining the Smile Graduate Academy is something that you would like to do, then we would love to hear from you. To apply to join, all you need to do is submit your CV - that’s right, it’s that easy! However, if you do need a little help putting one together, we’ve got some tips for you such as how to create a new teaching CV and best keywords to include.

Once you have submitted your CV, one of our friendly consultants will be in touch to give you some more information about the Smile Graduate Academy and to find out more about you, your interest in the role and what type of schools you’d like to work in. They’ll also talk you through our registration process and what you’ll need to do in order to complete your registration and join the Smile Graduate Academy.

To apply for the Smile Graduate Academy simply submit your CV

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