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Trainee Teacher - Full-time

Northdown Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2009-80T
  • Posted:25/02/2019
  • Pay:Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale - guidance £17,208
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:28/02/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Northdown Primary School is a popular two form entry primary school in Margate. The schools aim is for children to grow and develop in an environment where they are cared for, listened to and respected as well as being given consistent, secure and firm boundaries. The school ensures that children develop lifelong learning skills, showing the ability to take responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence. Northdown has supported TKAT SCITT School Direct trainees for many years, offering a high-quality training experience.

School Direct is an employment-based route into teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification.

Our programme prepares trainees to be outstanding teachers through a high-quality teaching and learning experience. The programme supports trainees to meet the government expectations outlined in the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Impact on pupil progress is at the heart of our programme.

Trainees will be employed by their placement school and will work alongside Good and Outstanding teachers four days a week. Weekly professional studies sessions will be held in local schools and occasionally at The Atkins Centre in Sidcup, where you will gain the support and skills needed to develop your classroom practice.

Once qualified, we also offer a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Programme, valuable mentoring opportunities and support to progress into a Leadership role and beyond.

Applicants must have:

  • a UK (or equivalent) degree (minimum 2:2);
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics, English and Science at Grade C/4 or above;
  • UK residency status

For further details about how to apply for this vacancy, or to find out what other subjects we offer, please contact our ITT Administrations Manager on 020 3740 1808 (option 1) or email scitt@tkat.org

Information about the school

Northdown School is a larger than average all through Primary school located in Margate that is part of the TKAT family of schools.

TKAT is the second largest academy chain in the country and is growing in reputation and outcomes. Our school occupies modern buildings including a purpose built Nursery, open plan Foundation stage and a dedicated Year 5 and 6 block.

All classrooms have wi-fi and broadband internet access, interactive whiteboards and teacher laptops along with desktop PC’s. External play areas are a mixture of hard and soft surfaces alongside a timber trail and external, fixed play equipment. A recent addition to our outside space is the new Early Years area. Substantial investment has allowed this part of the school to be the envy of our local community providing enriching opportunities for our younger children. We are currently developing our playground further to include a nature walk and Forestry School status.

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An offer will be subject to satisfactory references and the necessary DBS checks.

Please visit our website to view further information about the school at www.northdown-tkat.org

Job Contact Information

  • Name:ITT Administrations Manager
  • Address:The Kemnal Academies Trust , Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5AA
  • Telephone: 020 37401808 (ext 1)
  • Email: scitt@tkat.org
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.