You will be trained in the craft of teaching in a highly supportive environment where you will be supported to develop the professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning.
Most of your training will be delivered by expert teachers in a school environment. You will generally spend four days per week at your placement A school and one day per week will be dedicated to study time and professional and curriculum studies arranged by KMT - giving you the opportunity to share your learning with trainees from other schools, both in your own subject area and from other subjects too. You will have the support of tutors from Kent & Medway Training. Your tutor will also visit you in your school setting to offer guidance and advice.
You will be assigned three mentors – one will be subject based, one pastoral and the other will be a member of the school’s Professional Mentor team. All of our mentors are experienced practitioners who have also undertaken training programmes to develop their mentoring and coaching skills.
You will also complete a four week teaching placement in another local school. As young people in Kent have the opportunity to sit the Kent 11 plus test, you will have the option of doing a second placement in a grammar school, a high school and/or a single sex school.
You will be assessed through formal lesson observations, your evidence portfolio, research projects and a progress tracker measured against the teaching standards.
You would be part of an organisation where we pride ourselves on high academic achievement, where personal qualities are valued highly and where the atmosphere is friendly and purposeful. We enjoy a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record through our Training School activities for which we have received the CPD Gold Mark; there are numerous opportunities for professional development.
Mascalls Training Partnership comprises Mascalls School, a mixed, 11-18 Comprehensive School, St Gregory’s catholic comprehensive school (a mixed 11-18 comprehensive faith school), Hugh Christie technology college (a mixed 11-18 high school), Hayesbrook (a comprehensive boys school), Skinners Kent academy (a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school), High Weald Academy (a smaller mixed comprehensive school) and a variety of small and large primary schools.
You can either apply for a specific school or to the training partnership. Your interview will take place at the placement school. As a salaried trainee you are likely to have a mixture of solo teaching, team teaching and regular observation lessons.
Our staff are very experienced in working with trainee teachers and you will have the opportunity to work with a range of teachers with a variety of specialisms. Trainees will each have a bespoke training programme and access to a large team of experienced Professional Mentors. We are totally committed to providing excellent training opportunities for our next generation of teachers.
You will be a graduate, preferably with (or predicted) at 1st or a 2:1, although we will consider applicants who have a 2:2 who are able to demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.
You will need a minimum of a grade C in English and Maths.
We are looking for ambitious, forward-thinking, emotionally-intelligent and innovative trainees who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and the prospect of working with young people of all abilities. As a member of the teaching team you will be eager to learn how to deliver outstanding lessons and contribute to the wider school; inspiring learners and raising standards.
The desire to work with young people will be demonstrated by having had meaningful work experience with young people of secondary school age.
If you are committed to improving the life chances of young people, then we want to hear from you.
School Direct salaried is primarily aimed at career changers with three or more years’ work experience. However, we will also consider high quality candidates who do not quite meet this criterion.
The school will cover your fees to KMT for QTS
If you wish to complete the PGCE there is an additional cost of £1,800
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Mascalls Training partnership is a great place to work and train. It provides a fantastic school based learning opportunity in partnership with Kent and Medway Training (KMT). Our vision, Academic excellence -Character - Culture prepares our students to be independent, resilient and responsible citizens.
We have the same high expectations of our trainees – Excellence - aspire to be the best; Character - you can be an outstanding teacher (you will be supported by our Professional Mentor team who will help you build your confidence as a teacher); Culture - successfully complete the training programme as an outstanding teacher in a supportive environment.
You would be part of an organisation where we pride ourselves on high academic achievement, where personal qualities are valued highly and where the atmosphere is friendly and purposeful. We enjoy a great reputation in the area and one that will develop your career; we have a fantastic track record and there are numerous opportunities for professional development.
Mascalls Training Partnership comprises Mascalls School, Hugh Christie technology college, St Gregory’s catholic school, Skinners Kent academy, High Weald academy, Hayesbrook school and a variety of primary schools.
Our staff are very experienced in working with trainees and you will have the opportunity to work with a range of teachers with a variety of specialisms. Trainees will each have a bespoke training programme and access to a large team of experienced Professional Mentors. We are totally committed to providing excellent training opportunities for our next generation of teachers.
About the accredited body
Kent and Medway training welcome trainees from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience – be it recent graduates from university or experienced professionals looking for a change.
At KMT we’ll support you on your journey. You’ll train to teach in one of our partner schools, spending as much time as possible in the classroom with an experienced practitioner as your mentor.
You’ll receive regular guidance and support to help you progress through the course while benefiting from our bespoke trainee platform and our comprehensive resource library.
We are looking for ambitious, forward-thinking, emotionally-intelligent and innovative trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and the prospect of working with young people of all abilities in a secondary school environment. As a member of the teaching team you will be eager to learn how to deliver outstanding lessons and contribute to the wider education agenda; inspiring learners and raising standards.
Mascalls School is the lead school in the partnership and will coordinate the recruitment process.
Applicants who are selected for interview will spend a full day at the school. During the day interviewees will be observed teaching a 20 minute lesson to a group of pupils, will complete literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge tests and have a formal interview. You will be informed in advance about the content of the lesson, the age group and the abilities of the pupils you will be teaching. Opportunities will be provided for you to meet experienced teachers from your subject area and other trainee teachers. A representative from KMT will be involved throughout the day and the selection decision will be a joint decision between Mascalls School and KMT.
Training with disabilities and other needs
If you have any special needs or disabilities please contact us for further discussion. We have experience of successfully supporting trainees with specific needs and disabilities.
Mascalls Academy Maidstone Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge TN12 6LT
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