Kent and Medway Training Geography (F1X8)

QTS full time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.kmtraining.org.uk

Contents

Course summary

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.

To begin the year, you will observe expert practitioners moving toward leading small parts of a lesson or working with small groups, until you are teaching 80% of a full timetable. 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.

School placements

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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Geography 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.

Personal qualities

In order to train with us you must be:

  • passionate about your subject
  • resilient
  • independent
  • dedicated to educating and supporting young people
  • self-reflective
  • open to constructive criticism
  • professional
  • proactive
  • a strong communicator

Other requirements

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)
  • DBS check
  • 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.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,495
International students £7,495

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.

Financial Support: Find out about any financial support in terms of tax-free bursaries, tuition-fee loans or maintenance loans at the Get Into Teaching Website: Get Into Teaching

Financial support from the training provider

Find out about any financial support in terms of tax-free bursaries, tuition-fee loans or maintenance loans at the Get Into Teaching Website: Get Into Teaching

About the training provider

KMT is one of the largest and longest established SCITTs in the whole of the South East. Currently working with over 100 schools across Primary and Secondary, KMT is able to offer you high quality teacher training both in schools and within regional training centres.

  • Please be aware that core places follow the non-salaried school direct programme.

Life in school is busy and demanding, but hugely rewarding. A teacher’s role is challenging and stimulating but never dull. Our trainees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience - some may be recent graduates from university, others may be bankers, IT specialists or experienced professionals looking for a change. Whatever your background you will leave us with the skills needed to be a successful teacher, ready to improve the life chances of children and young people.

The KMT approach

  • Outstanding teacher training in a range of subjects and ages
  • Individual support from subject specialist mentors and senior teachers
  • Guaranteed contrasting placements within our partner schools in North Kent, South East London, West Kent, East Kent and Medway
  • Dedicated support for all trainees
  • Exceptional record of employment for successful trainees
  • A high level of commitment to all our trainees and schools
  • Consistent high levels of outcomes and the award of QTS

Our ethos is to recruit, train, employ and retain outstanding teachers within our consortium and the surrounding areas

Interview process

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;
  • 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.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • 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

KMT and all of its partnership schools are totally committed to supporting candidates with disabilities or other needs. In fact, we would probably say that it is our biggest strength.When conditions and individual needs are shared with us at the application and interview stage, clear strategies are put in place so that everybody involved in your training is fully aware of your own bespoke needs so that you can be supported throughout the programme.

Whilst accessibility to our schools for those with disabilities may vary, we would do absolutely everything we can to make your training experience as positive as possible

Over recent years, a large number of trainees with disabilities and bespoke needs have trained with us and have gone on to be extremely successful in their teaching careers

Contact this training provider

Email
stuart.russell@kmtraining.org.uk
Telephone
07729608117
Website
http://www.kmtraining.org.uk
Address
Leigh Academies Trust - Strood Academy
Carnation Road
Rochester
Kent
ME2 2SX

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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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