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Knole Academy

Gaining classroom experience and interacting with teaching staff will enable you to gauge if a teaching career is right for you, enhance your understanding of the daily routine of school life, whilst also providing you with the insight into which teacher training route is right for you.

The Kent Oaks Consortium offers applicants who are interested in gaining secondary school experience through the School Experience Programme (SEP) at Knole Academy. Primary school SEP's can also be arranged via The Kent Oaks Consortium.

Knole Academy is committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning to ensure that all students fulfil their potential, in the taught curriculum and in extra and co-curricular activities.

We are aspirational in our targets and ambitious for our students in their academic and personal development. We aim to use external and internal expertise to provide opportunities for staff to feel valued and able to create an academy where all students understand and contribute to the local, national and global community.

https://www.knoleacademy.org/

About our school experience

Details

The Kent Oaks Consortium offers applicants who are interested in gaining secondary school experience through the School Experience at Knole Academy. Participants interested in teaching in a primary school may also apply for school experience days at one of our partner schools.
These are arranged on an individual basis by contacting the Kent Oaks Consortium directly.

http://www.kentoaksconsortium.co.uk/

Start and finish times
08:30 to 15:30 - Flexible

Please contact KentOaksConsortium@KnoleAcademy.org for further information.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

Knole Academy is the lead school for the School Direct Teacher Training Route.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Photo identification: You must provide 3 forms of ID. Passport or Birth Certificate, Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement confirming your address within the last 12 months.
    • 1) Have interest in teaching secondary Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Design and Technology, Art and Design, History, Geography, MFL - French and Psychology. 2) You will need to hold a UK (or equivalent) undergraduate degree with a result of at least a 2:2. 3) If you are a current undergraduate, you will need to be in your final year of study with a predicted result of a 2:2 or above and be interested in one of the aforementioned subjects. 4) Supply an electronic copy of your CV. 5) Participants interested in teaching in a primary school may also apply for SEP days at one of our partner schools. These are arranged on an individual basis by contacting the Kent Oaks Consortium directly.
DBS check required

Yes. If you choose to do more than a day experience a DBS check will be required. The cost of this is £54. This will be organised by us and could impact on the length of your placement.

Placement availability

Kent Oaks Consortium is offering Secondary School Experience Placements to those people that meet the criteria. There are no set days but if your accepted for SEP a mutually agreed date between yourself and the subject teacher will be arranged with you via your personal email.
If you require Primary Experience at one of our Consortium Schools then this will also be arranged by us at a mutually agreed date between yourself and the Primary School via personal email.

For more information on School Experience Placements email - kentoaksconsortium@knoleacademy.org

For applications please use the DFE website via this link -
Get school experience | DfE School Experience (education.gov.uk)

School experience type
In school

Fees

Admin fees

£35.00 Daily, Bank Transfer to our Finance Director.

There is a fee of £35 per day for all subjects.

DBS check fees

£54.00 One-off, Bank transfer to our Finance Director.

If you wish to book for more than 1 day we will require you to have a DBS check at a fee of £54. After booking please email KentOaksConsortium@KnoleAcademy.org with your full address for an invoice to be generated.

Location

Address
Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LE
Map showing Knole Academy
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

Car parks are available on school site.

Address
Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LE
School phases
Primary (4 to 11), Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

Yes. If you choose to do more than a day experience a DBS check will be required. The cost of this is £54. This will be organised by us and could impact on the length of your placement.

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Psychology