Train to teach
The Trust supports a number of routes into Teacher Training:
The Trust works with the ' Working Together Group' of schools in Lewisham, the Halstow School Direct Hub in Greenwich and the Medway Teaching Schools Alliance to offer School Direct (salaried and non-salaried) teacher training in our academies.
We work with Goldsmiths University and Canterbury Christ Church University to provide both the School Direct fee paying and salaried training pathways, leading to the award of the internationally recognised Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), with the opportunity to gain 60 Master's credits and Qualified Teacher Status.
If you would like to train to be a teacher in a Maritime School visit the Gov.uk website ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses in England’ and search for ‘Primary with ‘Halstow’ or ‘Primary with Working Together’ or ‘Primary with Medway Teaching School Alliance’. You will then be able to make an application via the UCAS website .
School Experience is an opportunity to talk to teachers and gain invaluable classroom experience before submitting your final application.
The Trust offers potential applicants a two week placement in one of our schools gaining experience across two Key Stages. As part of the programme we will also offer you the opportunity to network with other applicants, students and teachers and provide support to help you manage the selection process and prepare for interview.
The School Experience Programme portal can be accessed here.
The programme encompasses all of the National Curriculum subjects and covers in detail the three core areas of English, mathematics and science. In each curriculum area, opportunities are provided to enable the understanding of the teaching and learning process, and to develop effective classroom practice.
In addition to formal study, the offer also comprises a comprehensive professional learning programme across the hub schools. Beginning with a welcome reception at the start of the academic year where students can meet and network. The programme then continues with regular monthly professional study sessions intended to support the development of reflective practice.
Trainees complete two school based placements working alongside an experienced teacher and mentor. Opportunities are also provided to spend time in partner schools in the group to further broaden experience.
The Trust will, wherever possible, look to recruit School Direct students following successful completion of their training.
University Based Teacher Training
The Trust also works with a number of Academic Organisations offering placements to students working towards the BA Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Qualifications.
Download our full Teacher Training Offer here.