How to Apply

Please ensure that you read the entry criteria and selection process sections under the "Training to Teach" drop down before applying and then read below for information on how to apply for places.

A number of places across Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Classics, Computer Science, English, History, Geography, Business Studies, DT, Engineering, Music, RE, PE, Drama, Dance, Media Studies, Art, Economics, Psychology, Health and Social Care, Sociology General Primary and General Primary with maths are available for the 2018/19 cohort. These subjects can vary on an annual basis.

Applicants will need to have a degree award of at least a 2:2, ideally in a subject relevant to the one in which they wish to train.

Applicants should apply through UCAS Teach using the following link. https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training

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For support with completing the application process, please use the following link https://www.ucas.com/ucas/teacher-training/apply-and-track/filling-your-ucas-teacher-training-application

To avoid disappointment please apply early. Do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions related to the application process.

You can use the Search tool to find a course in UCAS Teach.  You can find places linked to Kent and Medway Training using the following postcode searches:

DA1 1QE

Kent and Medway Training SCITT (Code K30)

For Secondary and Primary

Unsalaried places only

DA1 1QE

The Leigh Academies Trust (Code 24Q)

For KMT places linked to the Leigh Academies Trust Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

DA1 2HW

Dartford Grammar School (Code 29N)

(Listed as North West Kent Teaching School Alliance)

For KMT places linked to Dartford Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

DA11 7LS

St George’s Church of England School in Gravesend (Code 295)

(Listed as Aletheia Anglican Trust)

For KMT places linked to Gravesend Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

ME1 2UW

Thomas Aveling School in Rochester (Code 1Q5)

(Listed as Medway Valley Teaching Partnership)

For KMT places linked to Medway and Maidstone Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

ME1 3BY

Rochester Grammar School in Rochester (Code 1DX)

(Listed as New Horizons Teaching Partnership)

For KMT places linked to Medway Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

TN12 6LT

Mascalls Academy in Paddock Wood, nr Tonbridge (Code 1GR)

For KMT places linked to West Kent Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

TN9 2JP

Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls in Tonbridge (Code 2AG)

(Listed as Kaizen Teaching School Alliance)

For KMT places linked to West Kent Secondary and Primary Schools

Salaried and unsalaried places available

Each of the KMT schools listed above will name the individual schools or the pool of schools that they are working with and which subjects are offered by each school on their UCAS entry.

Follow these steps before making an application:

  • Make contact with the named contact in the School Direct Lead School as listed on UCAS, asking whether they are still recruiting for the age phase/subject of your choice.
  • Ask about visiting their schools to a) gain experience and b) meet schools that are looking for trainees.  Some School Direct Lead Schools do this through their own School Experience Programmes.

Prepare your application by checking you have the following information ready:

  • Contact information
  • Qualifications and educational history, including details of the institutions at which qualifications were gained
  • Work experience
  • School observation experience
  • Contact information for 2 referees

Candidates are advised to have this information to hand before completing their application and also to prepare their referees for the reference request, as delays in completion of references can be very time consuming.

You will also be required to submit a personal statement.  As there is considerable competition for places, we recommend that you spend some time writing, drafting and checking this before submitting your application.

The UCAS system allows you to save and manage your draft applications, and store copies of your submitted applications for your reference.

You can apply for School Direct places at up to three schools initially in Apply 1.

You will be able to apply to further schools in Apply 2, if any of your initial applications are unsuccessful.

NB. If you are applying for a place on the Salaried School Direct Training Programme you will also be required to detail your employment history as evidence that you meet the three years’ work experience requirement that is additional to your degree. This does not apply to shortage subjects.

You will also be required to take the Numeracy and Literacy Professional Skills Tests as part of the application process and ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.

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