Initial Teacher Training


Professional Tutor Contact:

Miss Sarah Jacobson

01732 353544 Ext. 266

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The school works with a number of training providers including Kent & Medway Training (KMT), University of Brighton, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and University of Greenwich. 


We offer placements for trainees taking both PGCE and School Direct (salaried and non-salaried) routes into training.

Every year we train a number of associate teachers and have a successful record of employing many of these trainees at the end of their training year.


We are also committed to offering School Experience to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in teaching.

Aims & Objectives: 

  • To provide those in ITT with a bridge to assist them in achieving effective professional practice.

  • To provide all trainee teachers with targeted support in their teaching practice, which will in turn help them to give their best to their pupils and make a real and sustained contribution to school improvement and raising classroom standards.

  • To provide a foundation for trainee teachers’ long term continuing professional development.

  • To ensure that all staff acting as mentors are aware of and fulfill their roles and responsibilities in the procedure.


Teacher Training 2020/21

As part of the Kent & Medway Training Consortium of schools, Hugh Christie has had a long and very successful record of teacher training. We are currently looking to recruit School Direct trainees in a range of subjects for 2021/22, with Salaried School Direct places on offer in English, Mathematics and Science. Non-salaried places will be available in other subjects.

If you are interested in training to teach and would like to gain some school experience please contact the school's Professional Tutor. Hugh Christie School is part of the West Kent Hub for Kent & Medway Training (Lead School – Mascalls Academy), recruitment events for the school will be held at the Lead School.

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