Accredited Initial Teacher Training provider in Kent and the South East
Following a recommendation of the government’s 2019 ITT market review, all ITT providers had to go through an accreditation process to be able to offer Initial Teacher Training after September 2024.
On 16th May 2022, we received confirmation that KMT was successful in the first round of the Department for Education’s (DfE) new accreditation process. This means that we can continue to deliver our successful training leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) after September 2024.
All the proposals, including intensive school placements and improved mentoring for trainees, were ‘geared to strengthen quality standards in initial teacher training courses‘.
What does ITT accreditation mean for trainee teachers at KMT?
It means that when you train to teach with KMT you will be supported by a team of experts who are knowledgeable and experienced. All our accreditation proposals showed ‘a good level of knowledge, expertise, experience, capability, and capacity’.
KMT has met the challenge of a ‘robust accreditation process’ and the positive feedback received from the DfE shows that we were able to demonstrate how we are planning to consolidate and develop our training provision so we can keep offering our trainee teachers the high-quality initial teacher education we thrive for and they deserve.
Our curriculum is in line with the ITT Core Content Framework (CCF). We have submitted evidence to prove that we ‘have the capacity to meet quality requirements in full, both at the point of accreditation and on an ongoing basis‘.
Accreditation – a real team effort!
Our accreditation is the result of the KMT team’s professionalism, continued hard work and enduring passion for Initial Teacher Training. We would like to acknowledge the contribution made by the KMT leadership team, all our partners and stakeholders.
We also want to thank our past and present trainee teachers for making KMT their teacher training provider of choice.
The future of Initial Teacher Training
After September 2024, all accredited providers will need to continue to comply with the new ITT Criteria guidance and this will be monitored through regular OFSTED inspections.