All applicants have the opportunity at application, to apply for the school of their choice. If appointed, that school becomes the trainee's "home" school and is responsible for the majority of the training; subject to the course requirements and quality assurance of the accrediting provider, Kent and Medway Training. The training year is split into three placements:
• Placement A is at your home school and runs from the beginning of the academic year until the end of January. You are in school for four days a week. Thursdays are your KMT academic days where you will have either Professional Studies, led by experienced practitioners or Subject Studies training, led by subject specialists.
• Placement B is at a contrasting school. For example, if your home school is a High School, you B-placement could be a Grammar School.
Where possible, your B-placement school will be discussed with you in advance and you will be placed in the local Medway or Maidstone area.
The placements runs from February to Easter where you continue to improve your teaching skills through teaching classes to school-led training sessions. Thursdays remain your KMT academic days where you continue with Professional Studies, led by experienced practitioners or Subject Studies training, led by subject specialists.
• Placement A2 is back at your home school where you stay from Easter until the completion of your course in June. You will be in school for the full 5-day week. Professional and Subjects studies are finished with just one further evening session preparing you for your Newly Qualified Teacher year.
During this placement you will be finally assessed through both lesson observation and your completed portfolio to ensure that you have met the teaching standards in full. Our grades are then externally moderated and assuming all goes well, your Newly Qualified Teacher status is confirmed and celebrated at a local hub- centred Awards Evening.