Apprenticeship Levy and Funding

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Service Lead for Schools, Johnny Kyriacou, for the attention of Headteachers in Slough.

SBC is hosting a Schools’ Forum for all Slough schools to give you the best advice and show you how you can best use your levy funds on 21st May 2019.

I am delighted to introduce you to Edwin Fernandes who is the new Slough Academy Manager. Edwin will be overseeing the apprenticeship programmes in the council, which is an excellent initiative to grow your own staff and retain the best talent.

Please see the message from Edwin below:

I am really keen that all our schools take opportunities to increase both quality, capability and provide development opportunities.


- Edwin Fernandes, Slough Academy Manager

  • Interested in improving support staff retention rates ?
  • Interested in providing ‘free’ development opportunities and re-motivating staff?
  • Want to be able to recruit teachers into the profession that really want to make a difference?
  • Need to make your training budget go further?
  • Use the apprenticeship levy – don’t lose it?
  • Like apprenticeships to be more school friendly and easier to access?
  • Want an opportunity to have your say?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, book your place for the Schools Forum on the 21st of May.

With budget cuts, staff motivation challenges and recruitment difficult – what have you got to lose?

The event will be hosted by Sarah Trahearn from the Slough Academy team.

We would be delighted to see you there – to book your place click here!


- Edwin Fernandes, Slough Academy Manager