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Thomas Bennett Community College

Thomas Bennett Community College is a partner school of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) offering 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.

We offer 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.

About our school experience

Candidates will be able to spend time in their specific department; observe a lesson; talk to staff members and current/previous TKAT SCITT trainees (if possible). Candidates will not be required to teach.
Start and finish times
12:00pm to 3.00pm - Flexible

Please email to request alternative arrangements. We will try to support this, but on occasions, this may not be possible.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Teacher training

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) SCITT

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • 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
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5AD
Map showing Thomas Bennett Community College

Yes - on site parking provided

Car park at the front of the school.

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

Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5AD
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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