EKLA, in association with the Kent and Medway Maths Hub and Plymouth University, will be delivering GCSE mathematics and Core Mathematics TSST courses this year. This is the 5th successive year that we have been accredited to deliver these courses in their various forms – a period during which we have built up considerable expertise and an excellent reputation. Our course last year was heavily oversubscribed and we confidently expect the same level of interest this year.
We have had very positive feedback:
‘The course materials were very good, offering real support to develop understanding, the tutor was approachable and always willing to help. I thought the EKLA maths course was excellent.’
TSST will improve the subject knowledge and pedagogy of non-specialists teaching mathematics or Core Mathematics (or likely to teach mathematics or Core Mathematics in the future). It will consist of 5 compulsory training days and 5 optional twilight sessions throughout the academic year 2017–18. The course is FREE to state-funded schools, with an additional contribution to the school of £300 for each teacher that successfully completes the course to alleviate costs that are incurred as a consequence of participation. Further details are attached and for an application form please visit: www.cimt.org.uk/courses/tsst/
We are delighted to share with you an exciting opportunity for aspiring middle leaders, aspiring senior leaders and aspiring headteachers.
In collaboration with the Kent and Medway Teaching School network, we are once again offering colleagues an opportunity to take part in a NCTL subsidised Internship Programme.
This is the second cohort that we are recruiting for, for whom the programme will start in January 2018. Our first cohort was a group of 30 aspiring Middle and Senior Leaders and Headteachers from across Kent and Medway.
At the launch the participants heard details of the programme from Research Champion, Ben White, and enjoyed a keynote speech from Bev Farrell, Headteacher of Canterbury Primary School, who charted her leadership development in an entertaining, practical and informative way.
In preparation for the event, candidates had completed a leadership self-review and selected a research topic linked to the new NPQ standards of Teaching and Curriculum Excellence. On the day, they then broke into their vertical research groups to share information and arrange school visits.
For more details about joining cohort two, please see http://www.ekla.org.uk/leadership-development/leaping-into-leadership and if you have any queries, please contact us.
Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday 24th November
Applications for 2018 -19 School Direct places are managed by UCAS through a single admissions system.
Applications for School Direct Trainees to start in September 2018 open from 26th October 2017.
Please follow this link for detailed information: http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training
We are holding the following 2018 entry School Direct Information Evenings:
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 6:30 pm - Best Western Hotel, Canterbury
(register via https://kmtsn22nov2017canterbu
Tuesday 5th December 2017 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Herne Bay High School
Thursday 11th January 2018 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Joy Lane Primary School
Please contact us to book your place.