School Based Training
The majority of your training will take place within the Valley Invicta Teaching School Alliance. The training programme will be personalised to the individual’s professional needs but will include training on the following areas: teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, working with parents and the community. All training is closely aligned to support the trainee achieve the Teachers’ Standards.
Candidates will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced outstanding teachers. Support and mentorship will be given by senior teachers.
Although candidates will have a base school, there will be lots of opportunities for cross-school training and will include teaching experience within another school in the Trust.
We are working with the University of Sussex as an accredited teacher training provider. There will be opportunities to have pedagogical and professional training sessions at the University. The University will support the school in the application and interview process.
Additionally, the University of Sussex will provide library services, student services, and other support needed, matched to the candidates requirements
The Secondary Tuition Fee QTS programme is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee who will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships where eligible. The programme runs for one year.
Further details regarding the University of Sussex’s course can be found at: (https://www.sussex.ac.uk/courses/study/school-direct-tuition-and-school-direct-salaried.aspx)
All our School Direct trainees receive exactly the same support and training from the University as our Core PGCE trainees in addition to a PGCE Qualification.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
The Lenham School
Ham Lane, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2LL
Valley Park School
Huntsman Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DT