About the course
The training year commences at the beginning of the academic year through to middle of June the following year enabling you to take up employment from 1st July to schools that offer it.
This practical course comprises a mix of classroom-based teaching in a school to academic training on either generic "Professional Studies" lectures at a local KMT hub-training centre or "Subject Studies" training with the other Secondary trainees at various locations across the partnership.
For the first two placements, you work in school for 4 days a week learning how to teach by leading lessons. Thursday is your academic afternoon where either professional or subject studies sessions take place. When you return to you home school after Easter, you will be in school for the full 5 day week.
Your studies gradually build from observing teachers and lessons to working with your mentor in team planning and teaching until by the end of the course, you are teaching 60% of a full timetable. At all times, there will be the classroom teacher available to support you nearby.
You will gain experience of parents evenings, clubs and many other after school events that make up the life of a teacher.
The course focuses on the teaching and learning of KS3 and KS4 students and you will be assessed on your teaching of classes from these key stages. However, because of Kent and Medway’s unique education system you may also be given the opportunity to experience KS5 teaching.
Throughout the year, you will be building up a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your progress towards meeting the "Teaching Standards." Academic research is through the completion of Reflective, Practical Journals (RPJ) and these are spread across the academic year.
In addition, for those wishing to top up their qualification to PGCE, you will have other assignments to complete at various times through the year as published by the University of Leeds Beckett. This course is delivered through a distance-learning package and training will take place in your local hub- training centre.
To aid your development, you will have one formal lesson observation and one dedicated mentor meeting each week. This is where you sit with your school mentor, discuss your progress and make targets for the following week. Their work is enhanced further by KMT lead mentors and course directors who further oversee and support all aspects of your studies.
You will attend one interview with KMT present. This will normally take place at the KMT central office in Dartford or within one of our partnership schools
You will be interviewed by KMT staff including our lead mentor for your chosen subject or phase
During the process you will be asked to complete our internal literacy check and subject knowledge test
How school placements work
You will spend terms 1, 2 and 3 in your home school. Carry out a 6 week contrasting placement in term 4 before then returning to your home school after Easter
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
£1800 additional fees for optional PGCE
GCSE Maths and English to at least a grade C equivalent
Degree with a minimum of a 2;2 classification
About the training provider
KMT is one of the largest and most established SCITTs in the whole of the South East. Currently working with 72 schools across Primary and Secondary, KMT is able to offer you high quality teacher training both in schools and within regional training centres.
Life in school is busy and demanding, but hugely rewarding. A teacher's role is challenging and stimulating but never dull. Our trainees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience - some may be recent graduates from university, others may be bankers, IT specialists or experienced professionals looking for a change.
Whatever your background you will leave us with the skills needed to be a successful teacher, ready to improve the life chances of children and young people
The KMT approach
- Outstanding teacher training in a range of subjects and ages
*Schools - led training across 3 routes
- Individual support from subject specialist mentors and senior teachers
- Guaranteed contrasting placements within our partner schools in North Kent, South East London, West Kent and Medway
*Dedicated support for all trainees
- Exceptional record of employment for successful trainees
- A high level of commitment to all our trainees and schools
- Consistent high levels of outcomes and the award of QTS
Our ethos is to recruit, train, employ and retain outstanding teachers within our consortium and the surrounding areas
If you are interested then please visit the homepage of our website and complete the "Get in Touch" form
Training with disabilities and other needs
KMT and all of its partnership schools are totally committed to supporting candidates with disabilities or other needs. In fact, we would probably say that it is our biggest strength.When conditions and individual needs are shared with us at the application and interview stage, clear strategies are put in place so that everybody involved in your training is fully aware of your own bespoke needs so that you can be supported throughout the programme.
Whilst accessibility to our schools for those with disabilities may vary, we would do absolutely everything we can to make your training experience as positive as possible
Over recent years, a large number of trainees with disabilities and bespoke needs have trained with us and have gone on to be extremely successful in their teaching careers
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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Kent & Medway Training, Green Street Green Road, Dartford Kent DA1 1QE
Support and advice
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