KMT is an accredited provider of school based teacher training in the South East and across Kent. We 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.
We believe that the most effective way to train to teach is to allow you to spend the maximum time possible in the classroom with an experienced practitioner.You’ll benefit from valuable classroom experience and be able to participate as an active member of the school community from day one.
Throughout your training you’ll be supported and assessed as you progress towards Qualified Teacher Status, often referred to as QTS. Your teaching practice will be observed and you’ll receive guidance and support from your Mentors, Professional Tutors and your KMT hub team.
From the beginning of the year, you will be given a teaching timetable of a maximum of 70%. You will focus on teaching KS3 and KS4 but may also get the opportunity to teach some KS5.
You will be in schools for four days a week where you will be involved in observations, teaching, staff training, parents’ evenings, school meetings, extra-curricular clubs: all the facets of a teacher’s school life. On Thursdays, you will have your pedagogical training with KMT that provides a mixture of specific Subject Studies, looking at aspects of teaching your specialism, and the more general Professional Studies sessions, which have a holistic approach to educational practices.
In addition, to complement Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and if you would like to engage more with educational research, you can opt to register for a Distance Learning PostGraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Leeds Beckett University.
You will have a ‘Home’ school which is where you will spend the majority of your training year, between September and January, and Easter and June. You will be learning how to teach your subject by slowly building up to teaching full lessons and then building up your number of lessons. You will be supported by a mixture of expert teachers.
You will also have a six-week placement in a contrasting school. For example, from a non selective to a Grammar School or a single-sex school to a mixed school. This will usually take place between February and Easter.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Chemistry or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
We accept Level 2 in English and Maths only.
Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted.
In order to train with us you must be:
passionate about your subject
resilient and resourceful
dedicated to educating and supporting young people
open to constructive criticism
a strong communicator
Before the course begins, you will need:
at least 10 experience days in a secondary school or academy
at least 2 experience days in a primary school or academy
Health check declaration
It is useful to attend at least one school experience day or informal chat with a school representative before applying so that you can get a feel for the chosen school and what it can offer as a training placement.
Our fee is £7,495.
For those wishing to ‘top up’ their qualification to the full Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) a further £1,650 (subject to change) will be payable to the University of Leeds Beckett who are our PGCE accredited body. This fee is payable by both salaried and non-salaried trainees.
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.
KMT as an Equal Opportunities organisation will always ensure that fair procedures are being followed, therefore, a structured interview forms a core part of our recruitment process. To ensure transparency of our course content, a training provision checklist is made available to candidates prior to the interview.
Your interview will include:
initial meeting between the candidate and the Hub Director to discuss the training provision;
an introductory opening when the interview panel joins;
teaching part of a lesson;
a schedule of questions which are asked by panel members;
space for candidates to raise any issues or ask their own questions;
the close of the interview, explanation of what will happen next;
If you are successful at the interview, a conditional offer will be made.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
Mascalls Academy Maidstone Road Paddock Wood Tonbridge TN12 6LT
Support and advice
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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