The UCAS Portal will open for Applications for the academic year 2019/20 on 9 October 2018 - details can be found via this DfE link.
Please join us for a School Experience Morning on Monday 28 January 2019, 9.00 - 10.30 am at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EL. The morning will offer an opportunity to see our school in action and attend a presentation about the work and support offered by Medway Teaching School Alliance. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your attendance.
The MTSA is pro-actively responding to the Government changes and is working closely with Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in order to develop the Schools Direct and Schools Direct Salaried (Primary and Secondary) programmes in order to grow and develop a quality teaching workforce across the Medway area.
School Direct Training with the MTSA
School Direct is a relatively new route into teaching which moves the focus of study from a university to a school. Whether you’ve just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years, you will probably want to combine any further teacher training with actually doing the job. With School Direct, you are selected by the Alliance from day one and we make a commitment not only to your training but to your subsequent employment.
What makes a good teacher, and why teach?
Our television screens have recently been inundated with programmes such as Educating Yorkshire, Educating Essex, Tough Young Teachers, and the most recent episodes of Educating the East End which have followed teachers that work in a range of schools. But what makes a good teacher, and why would you teach? Educating Yorkshire's Mr Burton explains more.
Do you have an interest in a particular subject or age range? Watch the video clips to see why you should choose teaching as a career and the range of opportunities that are available :
The MTSA School Direct programme
We work in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University to provide a tailored programme of training. The School Direct pathways offered through Medway Teaching School Alliance allow you to gain either QTS or PGCE by the end training period.
The "Assessment Only" programme is specifically designed for unqualified teachers who have significant and relevant teaching experience and leads to the award of QTS.
Additionally the MTSA are able to provide the following :
- School experience placements in a variety of contexts prior to the starting of the course.
- Focussed Professional Studies.
- Curriculum Studies Programme based at Canterbury Christ Church University.
- Extended research project through an Enhanced Studies option.
- The opportunity to gain 60 Masters Credits.
- Training opportunities across the Alliance.
- School Placements in differing contexts across the Alliance.
- An SEN experience.
- Strong support provided by the Alliance.
- Networking opportunities with trainees at other teaching schools.
- Support to secure a teaching position on completion of the course.