TKAT Teaching School Alliance

Why train to teach with TKAT

Welcome to TKAT School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Why train to teach with us?

The TKAT Teacher Training scheme is a highly successful school-based Initial Teacher Training programme which was judged as Good in all aspects by Ofsted in June 2014. We offer high quality training through our partnership of primary and secondary schools in South East England.

TKAT has a proven track record of improving schools, raising student attainment, improving teaching and learning and developing staff. We have a very high employment rate for our beginner teachers, indeed many have gone on to successful careers within the TKAT Teaching School Alliance.

Our Aims:

To provide high quality initial teacher training which prepares our trainees to be outstanding practitioners by ensuring they:

  • are an integral part of the development of an excellent learning experience for children, enabling their pupils to progress
  • have a consistent and high quality experience based on exposure to truly outstanding practice
  • are capable of delivering consistently good or outstanding lessons
  • experience a programme which is appropriate to their individual needs; supports and challenges them to excel; offers further professional development possibilities
  • are reflective practitioners who are able to meet the professional challenges facing them in their initial years of teaching
  • have a holistic understanding of the operation of schools as organisations and their professional responsibilities within the school community

Routes and Accreditation:

We offer SCITT, School Direct (Training) and School Direct (Salaried) training courses across our primary and secondary partner schools. Please click here for more information about our courses and subjects for 2017-18.
Pathway 1: QTS only
This route leads to QTS which qualifies you to teach in England and Wales.
You will follow a supported individual training programme, with weekly mentoring and professional studies. Professional Studies tasks will focus on developing your skills as a reflective practitioner in areas such as Assessment for Learning, Behaviour Management and Pupil Progress.
Pathway 2: QTS with PGCE and 60 Masters Credits
On this pathway trainees will follow the core QTS professional studies programme and in addition will complete 2 Masters level modules. We work in conjunction with the University of Brighton to support trainees following this pathway. Assignments for the PGCE award are taught and externally assessed by the University of Brighton.  Taught sessions run at The Atkins Centre in Sidcup. The PGCE modules allow trainees to focus on specific aspects of their own practice in the context of 1) Engaging with Research and 2) and Evidence-based Research study.


Weekly Professional Studies sessions generally take place at The Atkins Centre, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5AA. Some subject specific training will involve visits to Lead Practitioners’ schools within the partnership.

How to apply:

Click here for more information on how to apply.
If you have any questions about the programme, please complete the form below or contact

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