Schools direct / teacher training

INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME

SCHOOLS DIRECT

Our excellent school based Initial Teacher Training programme is tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Whether you are a recent graduate or you are considering a change of career, our programmes will give you the best foundation for a great career in teaching. Working closely with Canterbury Christ Church University we have a proven track record of supporting and bringing new talented teachers into the profession. You will be well supported by experienced teachers in all of our partnership schools.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Shepway Teaching Schools Alliance is looking for high calibre trainee teachers with the skills and commitment to become outstanding teachers and future leaders in the teaching profession.

Primary school requirements
  • 2:2 degree, or above, in a subject specialism relevant to the School Direct programme that you are applying for.
  • GCSE English, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent) at Grade C or above.
  • It is a national requirement that applicants successfully complete the Professional Skills Test in English and Mathematics. The skills tests must be completed within six weeks of a provisional offer being made.
Secondary school requirements
  • 2:2 degree, or above, in a subject specialism relevant to the School Direct programme that you are applying for.
  • A third class degree is now accepted in Computer Science, Maths and Physics (providing candidates have a B grade or above at A level).
  • GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) at Grade C or above.
  • It is a national requirement that applicants successfully complete the Professional Skills Test in English and Mathematics. The skills tests must be completed within six weeks of a provisional offer being made.

Salaried entry requirements necessitate three years industry/work experience

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Don’t hold back from applying for teacher training in biology, geography, maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design and technology, or a language because of your subject knowledge. You may still be able to train to teach these subjects (and be eligible for the bursaries they attract) by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a subject knowledge enhancement programme.

Shepway Teaching Schools may ask you to take an SKE course if they feel you have the right qualities to become a teacher but need to complete additional subject training first. If that’s the case, they’ll offer you a conditional place upon doing an SKE course.

TRAIN TO TEACH

School Direct is a relatively new route into teaching where trainee teachers work in a home school for the majority of their training. There are two routes to go down:

  • School Direct trainee programme
  • School Direct salaried programme
What are the benefits of School Direct?

You can expect lots of support and focused feedback and targets to help you make good progress towards being an outstanding teacher.

How is the School Direct programme funded?

Full details of student finance, bursaries and scholarships go to:
https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk

VACANCIES

Shepway Teaching School has a variety of primary and secondary placements in schools across the district for training through school direct in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. To apply, go to the UCAS website: www.ucas.com Enter “Shepway Teaching Schools” in the search for provider.

School Direct - Primary

For 2018/19 we have 18 unsalaried training places on offer across a number of primary schools. You can only apply to Shepway Teaching School NOT the individual school. The process is that you apply to Shepway Teaching School for a primary placement via UCAS. Your application is then sent on to the panel for shortlisting and if selected we will invite you to an interview. If you are successful we will place you in one of our schools, taking account of your preferences wherever possible.

Primary Schools working in partnership with Shepway Teaching Schools - Show
  • All Souls’ CE Primary School
  • Castle Hill Community Primary School
  • Eastry CE Primary School
  • Guston Primary School
  • Sandgate Primary School
  • St Eanswythe’s CE Primary School
  • The Folkestone Primary Academy
  • Hawkinge Primary School
  • Aycliffe Community School
  • Christ Church CE Academy Primary School
  • Egerton Primary School
  • Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary School
  • Sandown Primary School
  • St Joseph’s CE Primary School
  • River Primary School
  • Tenterden Primary Federation
  • Brookland CE Primary School
  • Deal Parochial CE Primary School
  • Greatstone Primary School
  • Lyminge CE Primary School
  • Seabrook CE Primary School
  • St Martin’s CE Primary School
  • Lydden Primary School

Primary UCAS Codes: Unsalaried: 23NL 
For more information regarding primary placements please contact: office@shepwayts.co.uk

School Direct - Secondary

For 2018/19 we have 44 training places across a full range of subjects across a variety of schools.

Unsalaried Vacancies – Show

Art & Design
Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 2ZN9
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2ZN9

Biology
Norton Knatchbull School
UCAS Code: 2MX5
Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 2MX5

Business Studies
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2RD9

Chemistry
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 23X6
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 23X6

Computing
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 2F8Q
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 2F8Q

Computing & Business
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 37CS

Design & Technology
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 37CR

Design & Technology (Product Design)
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 2ZNJ

English
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 23WP
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 23WP
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 23WP
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 23WP

Geography
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 2F8P
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 2F8P

History
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 23WV
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 23WV
The Harvey Grammar
UCAS Code: 23WV

Mathematics
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 23WN
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 23WN
Norton Knatchbull
UCAS Code: 23WN

Modern Foreign Languages
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 37CQ
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 2ZNC (French)
UCAS Code: 2ZNF (Spanish)

Music
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 2BDG
The Harvey Grammar
UCAS Code: 2BDG
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 2BDG

Physical Education
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 23WX
The Harvey Grammar
UCAS Code: 23WX
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 23WX

Religious Education
The Folkestone School for Girls
UCAS Code: 2F8T
The Marsh Academy
UCAS Code: 2F8T

Salaried Vacancies – Show

Biology
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2F8X

Chemistry
The Harvey Grammar School
UCAS Code: 2F8S
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2F8S

English
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 23V6

Geography
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2FP2

History
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2RFM

Mathematics
The Harvey Grammar
UCAS Code: 2F8W
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2F8W

Physics
Folkestone Senior Academy
UCAS Code: 2RGM

Contacts
Matthew Bates
Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane, Folkestone CT20 3RB
01303 251125
mbates@folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk

Marc Stevenson
The Harvey Grammar

Cheriton Road, Folkestone CT19 5JY
01303 252131
mstevenson@harveygs.kent.sch.uk

Adam Bloomfield or Jackie Addison
The Marsh Academy

Station Road, New Romney TN28 8BB
01797 364593
abloomfield@marshacademy.org.uk
jaddison@marshacademy.org.uk

Andrea Wood
Folkestone Senior Academy

Academy Lane, Folkestone CT19 5FP
01303 255012
andrea.wood@folkestoneacademy.com

Phil Gallantree
Norton Knatchbull

Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QJ
01233 620045
pgallantree@nks.kent.sch.uk

RECRUITMENT EVENTS

Are you interested in training to be a teacher? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children in Kent & Medway? What better place to train as a teacher than in a school…

School Direct is a school-based teacher training route led by schools within in partnership with universities and SCITTs. Together we can provide training which blends the theoretical study of learning, teaching and child development with practical experience in the classroom. School Direct pathways lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). We have a large number of School Direct places available for September 2017 in primary, secondary and SEN schools for salaried and non-salaried positions across Kent & Medway.

Come along to our information evening to find out more and the opportunity talk to representatives from across the Kent & Medway Teaching School Network.

Workshop Venue
Maidstone Hilton Hotel,
Bearsted Road,
Maidstone,
Kent ME14 5AA
Venue website

Dates
Tuesday 14th November 2017

Time
6.30pm till 8.30pm
Please be punctual.

Register Attendance
To register your attendance to this
event please click on the following link.
https://kmtsn15november.eventbrite.co.uk

Workshop Venue
Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel
36 New Dover Road
Canterbury
CT1 3DU
Venue website

Dates
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Time
6.30pm till 8.30pm
Please be punctual.

Register Attendance
To register your attendance to this
event please click on the following link.
https://kmtsn15november.eventbrite.co.uk

SCHOOLS DIRECT RESOURCES

Grading Students against
Teachers’ Standards

Download Files
Full version July 2016

Initial Teacher Training
Bursaries Funding Manual
Mentor Development
Programme

Download Files
2016-17-4pp-booklet

School Direct (Salaried) Funding Manual
School Direct Guide

Download Files
SD-Guide-2016-17-Final