The course begins on the first day of INSET training with the rest of the staff, integrating you into the staff body, and will continue until the middle of June. This is so you can begin working in July in those schools that offer an early start. You will also have a six-week placement in a contrasting school to help to broaden your experience.
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.
You will be supported by a network of established professionals, including a subject mentor in your school, usually a subject specialist, your Professional Tutor, your KMT Lead Mentor and Hub Director as well as the other teachers and trainees in your school. You will have a weekly mentor meeting to allow you to discuss any issues and organise any support you may need.
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.
In April and May, you will be finally assessed through both lesson observations and your completed portfolio to ensure that you have met the Teachers’ Standards. If you are successful, your QTS award will be confirmed during our final Exam Board.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Art and design 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.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification
Candidates with pending GCSEs will be considered Equivalency tests will be accepted in English or maths.
We accept Level 2 in English and Maths only.
Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted.
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.
Before the course begins, you will need:
at least 10 experience days in a secondary school or academy (if School and Government Guidelines allow)
at least 2 experience days in a primary school or academy (if School and Government Guidelines allow)
Salaried Trainees are paid according to the Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale.
The school will cover your fees to KMT for QTS.
If you wish to complete the PGCE there is an additional cost of £1,950 (subject to change).
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.
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 20-30 minute lesson to a group of pupils, will complete literacy and numeracy fundamentals along with a subject knowledge test.This will be followed by 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 Academy, your chosen school and KMT.
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
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