Schools Experience Programme The Trust also offers those interested in a career in teaching the opportunity to undertake a short placement in one of our schools to identify whether it is right for you, and is also an excellent way to strengthen your application for teacher training. School experience gives you the chance to watch lessons and see for yourself what it's really like to be a teacher – and allows you to draw on your own examples in any future applications or interview. The school experience programme (SEP) is run by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and offers places to those wishing to commence initial teacher training in a secondary school subject. Throughout your placement, you will have the opportunity to observe teaching and pastoral work and to talk to teachers about day-to-day life in a school. You should get the chance to see a range of different lessons and age groups being taught – but if you have any specific requests, you can talk to us about accommodating these. For instance, if you already have experience of observing lessons with younger secondary students, you might want to focus more on lessons with an older age group. While your experience will focus on observation, you may have the chance to plan and deliver part or all of a lesson. Your time in the school might also include the opportunity to meet a member of senior management. To apply you will need to first register with the Department of Education. If you have not already, if you are eligible for the programme, once you have registered you will receive an email with a registration number indicating what you need to do next. Alternatively you can contact the Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500 for more information. Before you gain a place, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required. This will be organised by Coopers School and can take four weeks or more to complete.

Pathways into Teaching

Every year thousands of people decide to make the step to becoming a teacher. For some it is a decision that is based on wanting to shape lives and have a real impact on the next generation.  For others it is about building a career in a professional role that has meaning and value way beyond mere profits and shareholders. Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have but of course, it is not for everyone so it is worth taking the time to think about what you enjoy and what you are looking for in a career.  If you have not already visited the government's 'Get into Teaching' site we strongly recommend you look at some of the stories and journeys there to see if it's right for you.

Training Partners

The Trust works in partnership with Bromley Schools’ Collegiate as well as other teaching providers to provide teacher training to graduates. Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider and was acknowledged as Outstanding by Ofsted. In addition it offers SCITT, SDS and SDT places as well as PGCE accreditation and the opportunity to gain MA points. We also have close links with the Universities of Kent, Greenwich, London (Institute of Education, King's College, Imperial College, University College), Oxford, Christ Church Canterbury and the Open University who provide training placements for PGCE trainees. Our long established ITT programme is of the highest quality and all subject departments are involved. 
Schools Experience Programme The Trust also offers those interested in a career in teaching the opportunity to undertake a short placement in one of our schools to identify whether it is right for you, and is also an excellent way to strengthen your application for teacher training. School experience gives you the chance to watch lessons and see for yourself what it's really like to be a teacher – and allows you to draw on your own examples in any future applications or interview. The school experience programme (SEP) is run by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and offers places to those wishing to commence initial teacher training in a secondary school subject. Throughout your placement, you will have the opportunity to observe teaching and pastoral work and to talk to teachers about day-to-day life in a school. You should get the chance to see a range of different lessons and age groups being taught – but if you have any specific requests, you can talk to us about accommodating these. For instance, if you already have experience of observing lessons with younger secondary students, you might want to focus more on lessons with an older age group. While your experience will focus on observation, you may have the chance to plan and deliver part or all of a lesson. Your time in the school might also include the opportunity to meet a member of senior management. To apply you will need to first register with the Department of Education. If you have not already, if you are eligible for the programme, once you have registered you will receive an email with a registration number indicating what you need to do next. Alternatively you can contact the Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500 for more information. Before you gain a place, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required. This will be organised by Coopers School and can take four weeks or more to complete.

Pathways into Teaching

Every year thousands of people decide to make the step to becoming a teacher. For some it is a decision that is based on wanting to shape lives and have a real impact on the next generation.  For others it is about building a career in a professional role that has meaning and value way beyond mere profits and shareholders. Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have but of course, it is not for everyone so it is worth taking the time to think about what you enjoy and what you are looking for in a career.  If you have not already visited the government's 'Get into Teaching' site we strongly recommend you look at some of the stories and journeys there to see if it's right for you.

Training Partners

The Trust works in partnership with Bromley Schools’ Collegiate as well as other teaching providers to provide teacher training to graduates. Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider and was acknowledged as Outstanding by Ofsted. In addition it offers SCITT, SDS and SDT places as well as PGCE accreditation and the opportunity to gain MA points. We also have close links with the Universities of Kent, Greenwich, London (Institute of Education, King's College, Imperial College, University College), Oxford, Christ Church Canterbury and the Open University who provide training placements for PGCE trainees. Our long established ITT programme is of the highest quality and all subject departments are involved. 
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