At Brookside Academy we are passionate about learning and community.
That’s why we started our award-winning Apprenticeship programme. Through working closely with Strode College, we invest in our trainees, enabling them to learn and work across a unique and exciting 0 – 11 educational provision building a strong foundation for a varied and exciting future career.
We have trained and employed over 30 apprentices since 2014.
7 out of the current cohort of 12 Apprentices work in Specialist Provision with children with complex and multiple learning difficulties.
Brookside Academy was the only school listed in the national Top 100 Employers list in both 2016 and 2017.
We have our own onsite training room and strong links with Strode College.
Kelly Cave who is our Apprentice Assessor, responsible for training and supporting our Apprentices was shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement Assessor of the Year 2017.
Nursery including babies
Mainstream Teaching and Learning
School Office Administration
Brookside has a strong track record for excellence, In February 2018 Ofsted commented “Through the appointment of specialist staff and in-house training, leaders have established a highly effective team.” We know that our Apprenticeship programme is an integral part of this.