Our course maximises your school experience so that you spend as much time as possible learning from professionals in the classroom. The online learning element of the course offers our trainees a large degree of flexibility in when they choose to study. The online learning is bespoke to your learning needs and factors in your previous experience; there is no “one size fits all” with our course.
Before you start your training, you will already have been given the opportunity to get to know your home school. By the time you start, you will already know the people who will be supporting you every day in your training.
You will receive support and advice on how to plan, teach and assess learning. During your course, we will organise visits to different types of schools and specialist contexts to give you a rounded educational experience to prepare you for an exciting career in teaching.
Trainees complete 3 assignments during the course. The advice and support offered ensure that we have a high success rate to empower you to reflect effectively on your teaching at the start of your career.
We assess your progress throughout the course to build up an overall picture of the teacher you are becoming. Our innovative online systems gathers your evidence throughout the course which avoids unnecessary workload on trainees.
As well as your school-based mentor, your pathway tutor will visit you each term to ensure that you are progressing well and offer your advice on your teaching, assignments and evidence gathering.
Our trainees spend most of their year in their home school. They will arrive on day 1 of the term in September and become fully immersed in school life.
We then organise for a second placement in January for 6 weeks. This placement school will be a contrasting context. You will then return to your home school with your new skills until the end of the school year.
We will also organise various days during the school year to ensure we have covered the full range of educational contexts available in the UK.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in Biology 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 offer equivalency tests through TES Institute if required.
We are seeking passionate people who are looking for a career in teaching. Our schools are dedicated to finding the best role models for their students. If you have the drive and enthusiasm to inspire young people, we want to meet you.
Apprenticeship trainees are paid on point 1 of the unqualified teacher scale for their first year or training.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Teach in Kent offers a classroom-based training route in partnership with the TES Institute who have a reputation for innovative online learning materials which offer great flexibility for your learning.
Our blended learning programme combines school-based training, online learning materials, experienced subject specialists as mentors and high quality professional studies training sessions. We are lucky to have a high number of Outstanding Teachers who act as excellent role models. You will have ample opportunity to observe them teaching and to discuss their techniques.
Our partnership of over 50 schools across Kent offers a range of contexts at both secondary and primary level. We want our trainees to gain experience in different school settings to ensure they are well prepared for their future career in teaching.
Interviews are conducted in our partnership schools, usually in the school you will be training in.
The interview includes:
a 30 minute lesson observation. We aim to see that you have the communication skills and presence to be a teacher.
a 40 minute interview
an English and Maths test
To prepare you for interviews, we will be delighted to organise school experience days for you to help you get ideas for your own interview lesson.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
TES Institute and Teach in Kent are committed to promoting access for people with disabilities and additional needs. We support and enable students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, special psychological needs and medical conditions that can have an impact on day-to-day activities, to participate in TES Institute programmes, as far as is reasonably practicable and within any constraints laid down by relevant professional bodies.
TES Institute will:
Encourage applications from people with disabilities
Seek to provide information in suitable formats
Assess applicants who disclose disabilities or specific needs solely on the basis of their academic potential and suitability to train to teach
Invite applicants with a disability or specific need to contact TES Institute to discuss how their requirements can be accommodated
Provide additional support or resources at application to enable the applicant to complete the application process including attending interview where applicable
Offer additional provision to ensure no disadvantage compared with other applicants
Work towards the earliest possible assessment of needs and offer of reasonable accommodations where required
Make reasonable accommodations in assessment where applicable and without impacting the learning outcomes to be assessed
Provide educational support services as appropriate for eligible students
Take steps to encourage students with progressive conditions, or who become disabled during their programme of study, to continue their studies
Promote an inclusive environment and attitude at TES Institute and endeavour to provide appropriate training to staff where required
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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if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.