About the course
Our course maximises your school experience so that you spend as much time as possible learning from professionals in the classroom. The online learning element of the course offers our trainees a large degree of flexibility in when they choose to study. The online learning is bespoke to your learning needs and factors in your previous experience; there is no "one size fits all" with our course.
Before you start your training, you will already have been given the opportunity to get to know your home school. By the time you start, you will already know the people who will be supporting you every day in your training.
Our unsalaried (bursary in most subjects) trainees will start by observing lessons and build up to teaching lessons alongside their school-based mentor. You will receive support and advice on how to plan, teach and assess learning. During your course, we will organise visits to different types of schools and specialist contexts to give you a rounded educational experience to prepare you for an exciting career in teaching.
Trainees complete 3 assignments during the course. The advice and support offered ensure that we have a high success rate to empower you to reflect effectively on your teaching at the start of your career.
We assess your progress throughout the course to build up an overall picture of the teacher you are becoming. Our innovative online systems gathers your evidence throughout the course which avoids unnecessary workload on trainees.
As well as your school-based mentor, your pathway tutor will visit you each term to ensure that you are progressing well and offer your advice on your teaching, assignments and evidence gathering.
Interviews are conducted in our partnership schools, usually in the school you will be training in.
The interview includes:
*a 30 minute lesson observation - we are not expecting to see an expert teacher. We aim to see that you have the communication skills and presence to be a teacher.
*a 40 minute interview
*an English and Maths test
To prepare you for interviews, we will be delighted to organise school experience days for you to help you get ideas for your own interview lesson.
How school placements work
Our trainees spend most of their year in their home school. They will arrive on day 1 of the term in September and become fully immersed in school life.
We then organise for a second placement in January for 6 weeks. This placement school will be a contrasting context. You will then return to your home school with your new skills until the end of the school year.
We will also organise various days during the school year to ensure we have covered the full range of educational contexts available in the UK.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.
You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.
Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Our entry requirements:
*UK degree or equivalent
*GCSE English and Maths at Grade C
We are seeking passionate people who are looking for a career in teaching. Our schools are dedicated to finding the best role models for their students. If you have the drive and enthusiasm to inspire young people, we want to meet you.
About the training provider
Teach in Kent offers a classroom-based training route in partnership with the TES Institute who have a reputation for innovative online learning materials which offer great flexibility for your learning.
Our blended learning programme combines school-based training, online learning materials, experienced subject specialists as mentors and high quality professional studies training sessions. We are lucky to have a high number of Outstanding Teachers who act as excellent role models. You will have ample opportunity to observe them teaching and to discuss their techniques.
Our partnership of over 50 schools across Kent offers a range of contexts at both secondary and primary level. We want our trainees to gain experience in different school settings to ensure they are well prepared for their future career in teaching.
About the accredited body
TES Institute is committed to supporting school based teacher training, helping schools to create great teachers. Through their team of highly experienced Pathway Tutors working in partnership with schools and trainees, TES Institute combines the best of in-person and online learning to deliver truly flexible teacher training. TES institute works with 8 partnerships of schools across Essex, Suffolk and Kent, who work collaboratively to share best practice to develop and deliver high quality teacher training.
Training with disabilities and other needs
TES Institute and Teach in Kent are committed to promoting access for people with disabilities and additional needs. We support and enable students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special psychological needs and medical conditions that can have an impact on day-to-day activities, to participate in TES Institute programmes, as far as is reasonably practicable and within any constraints laid down by relevant professional bodies.
TES Institute will:
• Encourage applications from people with disabilities
• Seek to provide information in suitable formats
• Assess applicants who disclose disabilities or specific needs solely on the basis of their academic potential and suitability to train to teach
• Invite applicants with a disability or specific need to contact TES Institute to discuss how their requirements can be accommodated
• Provide additional support or resources at application to enable the applicant to complete the application process including attending interview where applicable
• Offer additional provision to ensure no disadvantage compared with other applicants
• Work towards the earliest possible assessment of needs and offer of reasonable accommodations where required
• Make reasonable accommodations in assessment where applicable and without impacting the learning outcomes to be assessed
• Provide educational support services as appropriate for eligible students
• Take steps to encourage students with progressive conditions, or who become disabled during their programme of study, to continue their studies
• Promote an inclusive environment and attitude at TES Institute and endeavour to provide appropriate training to staff where required
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
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157 Walderslade Road ME5 0LP
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