Train to teach

Teacher Training

The Trust supports a number of routes into Teacher Training:

School Direct

The Trust works with KMT Teacher Training to offer School Direct (non-salaried) teacher training in our academies

Academic Partners

The Trust delivers the Post Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship in partnership with the University of East London. While KMT, are accredited by Leeds Beckett University, to provide the School Direct (fee paying pathway). On completion of both courses, students will obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).



The Trust advertises Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship positions in the National Press in the Spring term. If you would like to apply for the School Direct route, visit the Gov.UK website 'Find Postgraduate Teacher Training Courses in England' and search for 'KMT'. You will then be able to make an application via the UCAS website. Interviews for both pathways are supported by our academic partners. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection day. The process will consist of a small group activity with children that applicants will plan and deliver while being observed, three short assessments covering phonics, mathematics and English, a group discussion task and an interview.


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.


School Experience

School Experience is an opportunity to talk to teachers and gain invaluable classroom experience before submitting your final application. The Trust offers potential applicants the opportunity of a 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 via the 'Get into Teaching' website.

The Programme

The pathway for both programmes encompass 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. The Primary Programme offers the opportunity to specialise in one of three age phases:

  • 3-7 (with placement in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)
  • 5-11 (with placement in Key Stages 1 and 2)
  • 7-11 (with placements in Upper and Lower Key Stage 2).

In addition to formal study, the offer also comprises a comprehensive professional learning programme across the Trust 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 Trust to further broaden experience.


On Completion

The Trust will, wherever possible, look to recruit students/apprentices who have trained with us following successful completion of their training. 


Download our full Teacher Training Offer here. 



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