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Hylands School

Hylands School is a partner school of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). Its School Direct Lead School is Debden Park High School providing secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training. Applicants can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters' credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
  • Must have a degree
  • They must live within 10 miles of the school
  • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence.
  • Should you no longer wish to attend at any time prior to the visit, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. This gives other candidates the opportunity to attend as places are limited, and more importantly, it avoids disruption to the teachers and pupils in the classroom.
Candidates will be able to spend time in their specified department; observe lessons; talk to staff members and current/previous TKAT SCITT trainees (if available). Candidates will not be required to teach.
Art and design, Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Design and technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, Music, and Physics
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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Chelmsford Road
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Our school offers a one-day experience only. Therefore candidates will be accompanied at all times whilst on the premises if they do not hold a satisfactory DBS.

Dress code

Business dress, Remove piercings

Start and finish times

8.30am to 1.20pm - Flexible

Please contact the TKAT SCITT Administrations Manager at to discuss requirements.


Yes - on site parking provided

Visitor parking is at the front of the school's main entrance.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Teacher training offered

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) SCITT is an accredited ITT Provider offering secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training awarding Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters' credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

TKAT is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the South of England with over 40 secondary and primary schools. Our School Direct Lead Schools within our ITT partnership are Debden Park High School, Cleeve Park School and Chichester High School. Please visit our website for a full list of our ITT partner schools.

In 2014, Ofsted judged the TKAT SCITT to be 'Good' in all categories and said "A very coherent training programme which ensures that trainees carry through the lessons learned from central training and assignment work into their teaching".

TKAT SCITT offers a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-­on approach to classroom practice. We believe the best teachers are trained by outstanding practitioners.

TKAT support trainees in finding a suitable newly qualified teaching (NQT) post. All previous trainees have gained employment.

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