Kent and Medway Training
Physics (with Post-16 Enhancement) (F3X1)

QTS full time

Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available 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 in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.kmtraining.org.uk

Contents

About the course

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. After Easter, you will be in school full time.

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.

To begin the year, you will observe lessons, developing into leading small parts of a lesson or working with small groups, and building until you are teaching 60% of a full timetable. You will be supernumerary, meaning there will always be a qualified teacher in the room with you. You will focus on teaching KS3 and KS4 but may also get the opportunity to teach some KS5. You will be formally observed once a week in order to receive feedback and make progress.

As well as your teaching, you will be working on charting your development and recording your skills through progress trackers and Reflective Practice Assignments. You are being assessed against the 8 Teachers Standards. Evidence that you are working towards meeting the Standards is collected through your day to day practice.

In addition, for those wishing to obtain the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) as well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you will be able to top up your qualification by paying an extra fee and completing additional assignments if you decide to complete the Evidence Informed Practice offered through distance learning with Leeds Beckett University.

Interview process

A structured interview forms a core part of every recruitment process. Candidates will be required to give a presentation to the interview panel following instructions that will be provided within the interview invitation.

A training provision checklist will be provided to candidates prior to the interview for them to read through. A short period of time will be allocated at the start of the interview to allow the candidates to ask any questions they may have in relation to the training provision offered by Kent and Medway Training (KMT).

Successful interviews have a clear structure which helps keep the panel objective and focused throughout. However, this must allow flexibility and the necessary freedom for skilled interviewers to use probing, supplementary and additional questions as required to ascertain the candidate’s resilience and dedication to teaching.

An interview format should cover:

  • 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.

The candidate will also be asked to sit KMT entrance tests.

If the candidate is successful at interview, a conditional offer will be made.

How school placements work

You will have a ‘Home’ school which is where you will spend the majority of your training year. Here 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 based on your capability. You will be supported by a classroom teacher, your mentor and your Professional Tutor.

You will also have a six-week placement in a contrasting school. For example, from a High School to a Grammar School or a single-sex school to a co-educational 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. The grades are then externally moderated and, if all the elements are completed to a good standard, your Newly-Qualified Teacher (NQT) status is confirmed and celebrated at a local hub-centred Awards Evening.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,100
International students £7,100

The fee of £7100 is the cost for all trainees leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only. This fee is payable by all non-salaried trainees but payable by the home school for salaried trainees.

For those wishing to ‘top up’ their qualification to the full Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) a further £1950 (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

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £26,000
  • a bursary of £24,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

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

Requirements

Qualifications

-An Honours degree of 2:2 or better preferably in the Subject specialist area in which you are to train. -GCSE Maths pass of Grade C/ Level 4 or better. -GCSE English pass of Grade C/ Level 4 or better. -For those with overseas qualifications, we will need to see confirmation from NARIC of your qualifications being the equivalent of UK degree and GCSEs.

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.

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. 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
  • Schools - led training across 3 routes
  • 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

If you are interested then please visit the homepage of our website and complete the “Get in Touch” form

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 details

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

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