Welcome to

Affinity Academy!



We’re thrilled to introduce you to Affinity Academy – our dedicated hub for learning and development. It’s designed to inspire our candidates and colleagues, helping them excel in their roles and beyond.


From online training courses, webinars, information packs and podcasts, our Learning & Development team has handpicked a range of topics and resources so you can continue to develop and upskill whilst working.

Discover Our Diverse Training Offerings



Our training portfolio has been thoughtfully curated to meet your needs. Candidates have access to comprehensive training modules such as Teaching Assistant Toolkits, Safeguarding Refresher Training, SEND, Primary National Curriculum, and Behaviour Toolkits.


AWS employees, on the other hand, can explore a broad range of training programs, including GDPR, Leadership, Candidate Management, Business Development, and Sales.

Explore Our Online Courses for Candidates



To kickstart your learning journey, we’ve arranged a series of online courses that will run every half term:



  • Wednesday, 3rd January, 10 am: Teaching Assistant Toolkit
  • Wednesday, 14th February, 10 am: Behaviour Toolkit (General & Complex)
  • Wednesday, 3rd April, 10 am: SEND Toolkit
  • Thursday, 4th April, 10 am: Safeguarding Refresher
  • Wednesday, 29th May, 10 am: Primary National Curriculum

Teaching Assistant Toolkit


This training session offers an overview of the qualities, knowledge and skills required to be an invaluable part of any school team, underpinned by the national TA standards. The session will cover the following key areas:


  • Personal and Professional Conduct: fostering an understanding of ethical and professional behaviour, safeguarding, and cultivating positive attitudes and values


  • Knowledge and Understanding: Equipping candidates with insight into classroom roles and responsibilities, supporting teaching and learning, and effectively assisting SEND students


  • Teaching and Learning: Providing strategies to enhance student achievement, promote inclusive learning environments, manage behaviour, support planning and assessment, facilitate effective communication with students, and organize the classroom space


  • Working with Others: Developing skills for collaboration, including liaising with parents, communicating student progress and contributing to the broader school community
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Introducing Emma Ford



Meet Emma Ford, an experienced educational leader in the primary sector. With over a decade of headship experience in challenging schools, Emma has a strong track record of transforming schools from special measures to good, leading sustained improvements. She is passionate about creating school cultures centred around values and has expertise in providing bespoke provision for complex children.


Emma excels in developing leaders through coaching and strategic professional development. With extensive experience in training delivery across the country, she is well-versed in supporting families within the safeguarding arena.


Explore Emma’s courses and expertise at EVF Education.

Affinity Workforce x Skills Network partnership



Embark on an exciting journey of growth with Affinity Workforce and The Skills Network, part of our newly launched training initiative, Affinity Academy. Explore over 30 level 2 online learning courses that will help you upskill, reskill, and personally develop. With comprehensive support and a focus on excellence, we are dedicated to your success.


Our fully funded courses pave a seamless path for improving your skills and expanding your limits. With financial concerns out of the equation, you can focus on enhancing your expertise and perfecting your skills.


Visit the Affinity x Skills Network page

Seeking Answers



We’ve set up a dedicated Affinity Academy inbox to assist with any queries you may have. Reach out to us at academy@affinityworkforce.com, and we’ll be sure to reply to you as soon as possible!

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Got Questions? We’re Here to Help!



If you have any questions about Affinity Academy or our training sessions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

We’re here to support your growth and development every step of the way.