Teacher Training Opportunities

Teacher Training Opportunities

Teacher Training Opportunities and being an Early Career Teacher with us

Training to Teach with us

Across both The Skinners’ Kent Academy and Skinners’ Kent Primary school we offer education from ages 4 to 18. Both settings are all ability, non-fee paying with state-of-the-art facilities. As a trainee within our trust, it automatically gives you access to colleagues and other trainees who work across a further five Skinners’ schools located across London and the South East – this also gives you an insight into single sex, independent and selective education from the capital to the coast. 

The Skinners’ Kent Academy is an International Baccalaureate® World School where we are accredited for the Middle Years Programme (MYP.) We were amongst the first group in the world to be authorised for delivery of the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) as a stand-alone qualification. Training to teach and understanding post-16 education here, gives you experience of IBDP & IBCP qualifications plus Level 3 BTEC courses. 

Across the trust (on two separate sites) you’ll be able to observe and immersive yourself in education from the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) through to Key Stage 5, in an environment where all subjects are valued, and students truly access a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Your subject mentor would be a subject or key stage specialist, potentially at Head of Subject or Lead Practitioner level supported by a Senior Leadership team who still teach themselves with a dedicated Assistant Principal for Early Career teachers and trainees. 

We are proud at subject level to advocate for subject support through subject associations and support our trainees to engage with the Chartered College of Teaching.

We work with Kent and Medway Training through Mascalls Training Partnership, Kent Oaks Consortium, Teach Kent and Sussex and Teach in Kent to provide School Direct places. 

We have also taken on PGCE students from Kings College London, The University of Brighton, and The University of Sussex. We give all trainees (regardless of route to teaching) access to shared training sessions and professional students sessions collectively.  

If you are interested in training to teach and would like to understand the subjects available via our Schools Direct placements, please click here

Starting your Early Teaching Career with us

Our Early Career Teachers (formerly called Newly Qualified Teachers) follow the full Early Career Framework induction programme from Kent Teaching School Hub (KTSH) as our appropriate body using the Ambition Institute as our lead provider. 

We have a dedicated Lead Practitioner for Early Career Teachers (ECF induction co-ordinator) who oversees all the induction training and mentoring requirements in collaboration with the Kent Teaching School Hub.

As a trust we take our statutory requirements seriously and ensure that all support and CPD needs are addressed and supported. 

If you would like to talk to our Assistant Principal (Curriculum, Progression and Learning) who oversees all aspects of training and Early Career development at The Skinners’ Kent Academy please email: and mark it for the attention of Áine Lyons. 

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