TKAT Graduate Teaching Internship Scheme
The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) GTI Scheme is a unique new way to access teaching in over 40 schools in London and the South-East. This salaried scheme provides you with a genuine school experience, enabling you to make an informed decision about teaching as a career whilst also providing you with transferable employability skills valued in all professions.
At TKAT, we can offer you a unique insight into what a career in teaching is really like. Youíll gain confidence, skills and experience in a real classroom ñ and youíll get paid too. If teaching is right for you, weíll encourage you to apply to the TKAT teacher training programme and support your journey to QTS and beyond. Becoming a TKAT GTI allows graduates experience the career of teaching without having to make the full financial and personal commitment usually required.
By working alongside teaching staff in TKAT schools, graduates are systematically introduced to the career of teaching while providing valuable support to those pupils who need it most. GTIs are then supported in making an informed decision, based on a genuine experience of working in TKAT schools, about whether a career in teaching is for them.
The work of a TKAT GTI is challenging and rewarding and can encompass a wide range of teaching and support roles in the school. Roles may include literacy and numeracy coaching, 1 to 1 and small group work, test and exam prep, co-teaching with the class teacher, subject-specific mentoring for KS4 and KS5 pupils, working with disadvantaged pupils and extra curricular support.
Every TKAT GTI will be provided with a personalised, employment based development pathway, supported by a school based GTI Mentor. The pathway will reflect the GTI's starting knowledge, experience and skills and individual development needs and will include induction, a broad school experience, progress monitoring, the opportunity to develop transferable employment skills and career coaching.
The TKAT School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Programme
Having tried teaching, many GTIs will positively choose to continue teaching and go on to enjoy an incredible career in schools.GTIís will be will supported to apply to the TKAT SCITT in one of the TKAT Academies, gain QTS and, in many cases, secure employment in a TKAT school.
The TKAT SCITT programme is a high-quality teacher training programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status, and the option to apply for a PCGE. The experience you gain, and the references you obtain, during your TKAT internship will strengthen your application.
As a trainee, you will work alongside qualified teachers, and provide a range of teaching and learning support to ensure the progress of our pupils. After qualifying, TKAT offers a Newly Qualified Teacher Programme and valuable mentoring opportunities.
This Scheme is open to all graduates with degrees in all subjects. You must have a GCSE Grade C or above in maths and English and, for primary, in a science subject. You will also need to undergo a DBS check before working in a school.
The GTI Scheme is aimed at graduates and final year students who have considered teaching as a career but have not felt ready to commit to a full teacher training programme without a deeper understanding of what working in schools is really like.
You will need to demonstrate a desire and commitment to work with children to accelerate their learning progress and the ability to work proactively and enthusiastically alongside school teaching staff. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate this both through your personal profile application and during an interview day in school.
Many TKAT schools need additional support for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. GTIs can make a significant impact on the rate of progress of those pupils who often can benefit from 1 to 1 and small group support. Your graduate level skills and abilities are badly needed in TKAT schools and you can make a valuable contribution in as little as one term.
TKAT is a large multi-academy Trust, with over 40 primary, secondary and special schools located in London and across South East England. Investment in excellent teaching and leadership is our top priority. We want you to shine, because great teachers means great outcomes for our pupils. Together, we excel.
We want to support you in being the best - we have a full range of year-round training courses, workshops and learning days to ensure your continued professional development. We will encourage and support you to progress into a Leadership role and beyond ñ who knows where this exciting career will take you? Join us and find out!
TKAT is part of the national TryTeaching GTI Scheme brought to you by a team of experienced education leaders and innovators including initial teacher training providers, former senior government officials and edtech specialists. We have deep experience of transforming schools to become sustainable learning organisations that leverage the full benefits of educational technology to create a culture of learning and achievement for all. Together, we have pioneered flexible and innovative teacher training and professional development platforms which today power the largest teacher education programmes in the U.K. and Europe.
We have built on our combined experience and expertise to develop the TKAT GTI Scheme - a unique new approach to entry in to the teaching profession. The TKAT GTI scheme will have a significant impact on teacher recruitment in London and the South-East and, more importantly, attrition from the profession.
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