School Direct Teacher Training
As a school we have a commitment to support School Direct students, this is a programme that supports teachers to train within a school environment. We work in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University to do this and it enables training teachers to spend a greater amount of time in school learning from experienced colleagues.
In July 2017 we were graded as a LEADING PARTNERSHIP SETTING.
We have a successful record in training new teachers to the profession and retaining successful teachers.
During the year 2015/2016 we mentored two School Direct students through this process, Miss Tustin and Mrs Terry. Both of them have achieved highly and have now completed their training. Miss Tustin successfully completed her NQT year at Kings Hill School in Year 3 and is now teaching in Year 4 Kangaroos Class in her third year of teaching. Miss Tustin is also our Art Leader.
During 2016/2017 Miss Hannah Jordan was our School Direct student teaching in Year 5 Macaws. Miss Jordan achieved an 'outstanding' final assessment in association with the University. Miss Jordan commenced her teaching career at Kings Hill teaching in Year 5 and has now commenced her second year after a successful NQT year. Miss Jordan is also our KS2 PE Leader.
In 2017/2018 Miss Helen Paul (School Direct) and Miss Megan Weller (PGCE) completed their teacher training at Kings Hill School. Both Miss Paul and Miss Weller achieved 'outstanding' judgements on their final assessments with Canterbury Christchurch University. Miss Paul and Miss Weller have now completed successful NQT years at Kings Hill in 2019.
In 2018/2019 we welcomed Mrs Vidgen in Year One Meerkats and Miss Valentine in Year Two Seahorses as School Direct students. Both Mrs Vidgen and Miss Valentine have now achieved outstanding judgements at the end of their training. Mrs Vidgen will be starting her teaching career at Snodland C of E Primary and Miss Valentine will be teaching at Kings Hill School in Year 2 for 2019/2020.
In 2019/2020 we welcomed Mrs Patel who is undertaking her School Direct teacher training in Year Three working alongside Mrs Genc in Penguins Class.