Join our Pre-school and Nursery network

W​e are delighted to be offering ​you an opportunity to join a local network where you can share ideas and good practice and receive quality professional development.
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TSST Maths 207-18 FREE CPD training opportunity

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:

The course starts:
Secondary TSST - 25th January 2018 
Core Maths TSST - 29th January 2018

You are very welcome to email the facilitator, John Heffernan, Secondary SLE if you have any further questions:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

Make your New Year's Resolution early! Apply to Train to Teach

As we begin to receive applications for School Direct we would like to invite you to our next Information evening held at HerneBay High School on Tuesday 5th December 17.30.
This event will provide you with an opportunity to hear from current trainees, find out about the programme and learn how to apply. 

You will also have plenty of opportunities to ask any questions that you may have.
Book a place now by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leaping into Leadership Internship

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.

Leaping Up to Leadership

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 and if you have any queries, please contact us.

Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday 24th November


School Direct 2018 Entry

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:

School Direct Information Evenings

We are holding the following 2018 entry School Direct Information Evenings:

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 6:30 pm - Best Western Hotel, Canterbury 

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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.


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