School Direct

*EKLA School Direct places will close on 31st May*


Whether you have just finished a degree or have been working in a career for many years, School Direct offers a brilliant teacher training opportunity. You will be based in one school, learning on the job with and alongside outstanding practitioners. Successful completion of a School Direct course with the East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA ) will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


EKLA SDTP information for 2021 entry 




Coronavirus and School Direct
Regrettably, in response to the pressures placed on school leaders by the Coronavirus outbreak and to ensure the safety of all, some of our schools will not  permit external visitors on their site.
Different schools will have different policies, so please contact the individual school to confirm whether they can allow visits/school experiences in their school. 
Similarly, some schools will be conducting virtual interviews, rather than face to face ones. Please do not be anxious about this. Schools had to hold virtual interviews during school closures and there is a supportive system in place to ensure that you have a quality interview experience.
In the meantime, the EKLA Office will continue to operate as normal, albeit remotely. Please use all usual email addresses to contact us and we will do our best to answer queries and support you. 



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