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Drapers Mills Primary Academy

Drapers Mills Primary Academy is a partner school of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). Its School Direct Lead School is Cleeve Park School and offers 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

Details
Unfortunately we are unable to offer in-school experience during Covid restrictions, but we would like to offer you the opportunity of a 1-1 virtual session or a telephone call to provide more information about our school-based teacher training programme and to answer any questions you have about getting into teaching and the application process.
Start and finish times
8.30am to 12.15pm - Flexible

Please contact the SCITT Administrator prior to your visit to discuss any special requirements.

Dress code

Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

Teacher training

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provides 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.

Our ITT partner schools under our Kent Training Hub are:

*Cleeve Park School (School Direct Lead School)
*Dame Janet Primary Academy
*Drapers Mills Primary Academy
*Hillview School for Girls
*Kemnal Technology College
*Orchards Academy
*Rainham School for Girls
*Thomas Bennett Community College
*Townley Grammar School
*Welling School
*East Wickham Primary Academy
*Gray’s Farm Primary Academy
*Hillsgrove Primary School
*Hilltop Primary Academy
*Horizon Primary Academy
*Napier Community Primary & Nursery Academy
*Newlands Primary School
*Northdown Primary Academy
*Salmestone Primary Academy
*Old Bexley CofE Primary School
*Royal Park Primary Academy
*Smarden Primary Academy
*St Paul's Cray CE Primary School
*St Paulinus CE Primary School
*The Bewbush Academy
*Weyfield Primary Academy

We also have two other Lead Schools: Debden Park High School (leading our Essex Training Hub) and Chichester High School (leading our Coast Training Hub).

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.

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

Find out more about our teacher training

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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 when in school.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates

Location

Address
St Peter's Footpath, Margate, Kent, CT9 2SP
Map showing Drapers Mills Primary Academy
Parking

Not available on site

Candidates will have to find alternative parking as there is no car parking facilities on the school site.

Address
St Peter's Footpath, Margate, Kent, CT9 2SP
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

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