School Direct Teacher Training
As a school we have a commitment to support School Direct students, this is a programme that supports teachers to train within a school environment. We work in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University to do this and it enables training teachers to spend a greater amount of time in school learning from experienced colleagues.
In July 2017 we were graded as a LEADING PARTNERSHIP SETTING.
We have a successful record in training new teachers to the profession.
During the year 2015/2016 we mentored two School Direct students through this process, Miss Tustin and Mrs Terry. Both of them have achieved highly and have now completed their training. Miss Tustin successfully completed her NQT year at Kings Hill School in Year 3 and is now teaching in Year 4 Kangaroos Class in her third year of teaching. Miss Tustin is also our Art Leader.
During 2016/2017 Miss Hannah Jordan was our School Direct student teaching in Year 5 Macaws. Miss Jordan achieved an 'outstanding' final assessment in association with the University. Miss Jordan commenced her teaching career at Kings Hill teaching in Year 5 and has now commenced her second year after a successful NQT year. Miss Jordan is also our KS2 PE Leader.
In 2017/2018 Miss Helen Paul (School Direct) and Miss Megan Weller (PGCE) completed their teacher training at Kings Hill School. Both Miss Paul and Miss Weller achieved 'outstanding' judgements on their final assessments with Canterbury Christchurch University. Miss Paul and Miss Weller are now both NQTs at Kings Hill School. Miss Paul is teaching in Year 3 Penguins Class and Miss Weller is teaching in Year 4 Koalas Class.
In 2018/2019 we have welcomed three School Direct students; Mrs Vidgen who is teaching in Year One Meerkats, Miss Valentine who is teaching in Year Two Seahorses and Mrs Burborough who is teaching in Year Six Sharks. Both Mrs Vidgen and Miss Valentine were already excellent teaching assistants in the school. We are sure they will be successful and wish them good luck as they commence their teaching careers.