About the training provider
The Medway Valley Training Partnership (MVTP) comprises schools and academies from Primary to Secondary level. MVTP co-ordinate the recruitment of trainee teachers onto suitable SCHOOL DIRECT teacher training programmes for our partner schools. Due to our success, we have grown tremendously from our small partnership of five schools, three years ago to a partnership of fifteen and counting.
You will find our schools in both Medway Towns and Maidstone areas in Kent, linked by the pretty "Medway Valley" railway branch line which runs from Strood station through to Maidstone West and beyond.
We offer a range of specialist secondary teacher-training courses alongside primary in a variety of school settings that will equip the successful trainee with the skills to be able to confidently teach anywhere in the country. Our unique position in Kent means that, where possible, trainees will experience not just Key Stage 3 and 4 GCSE training but also Key Stage 5, A -level. All of our School Direct teacher training courses are available at both Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Post- Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
We have an excellent success rate with 100% of trainees completing the training course now employed in a school with over 90% in their home school or one of KMT's other partnership schools or academies.
All MVTP schools share one common goal;
TO TRAIN TEACHERS NOT JUST TO PASS THEIR TRAINING YEAR BUT TO GIVE THEM THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO HAVE A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL TEACHING CAREER.
About the accredited body
Kent and Medway Training (KMT) is a highly regarded and successful Schools Centred Initial Teacher Training Provider (SCITT) which has been successfully training teachers for over 25 years. With School Direct our reputation has seen us grow tremendously from training 40 students a year to over 170 across our partnership of 70 schools. KMT offer training which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and our partnership arrangement with The University of Leeds Beckett gives our trainees the opportunity to access a PGCE Top-Up qualification while they train or in the first two years of teaching. This offers Masters Level credits.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We welcome applications from those with disabilities and regularly train and support students with dyslexia and mental health problems.
We, with our accreditation partners Kent and Medway Training, offer support and help with passing the Literacy and Numeracy Skills tests. We teach strategies for ensuing that Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar are accurate in, especially, work that is handed out to school pupils.
We have introduced a programme of support for those with mental health conditions and further advice as to where to gain specialist support should you need it.
We are proud of the support and guidance that we give to ensure that you are able to give of your best during your training year and we provide an environment in which you can feel comfortable in seeking support should you need it.
MVTP now have two secondary schools within our partnership that have specialist visually and hearing impairment centres:- Thomas Aveling for hearing and Robert Napier for Visual impairment.
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