Shepway Teaching Schools

St Eanswythe’s Church of England Primary School and Sandgate Primary School are the lead schools in the Shepway Teaching School Alliance.

The Shepway Teaching School was formed in 2011 as one of the first hundred teaching schools in the country.  It was based on a long tradition that schools in Folkestone, Dover and Ashford have of working closely together. This is seen as an exciting venture to benefit the pupils of this area of Kent. There are about twenty schools involved with the Shepway Teaching School in some way. We intend to provide high quality training and development so that pupils in this part of south Kent are given the very best chance to succeed.

For more information on Shepway teaching schools please follow the links below;

School Direct

All Souls Primary School (BPPAC) is the Lead School for Initial Teacher Training and all applications are made through BPPAC via the Teaching Agency portal on behalf of all the schools in Shepway Teaching School.

School Direct is a new post graduate route into teaching from September 2013. School Direct and School Direct Salaried are school based routes for training and replace the GTP (Graduate Teaching Programme). The university based PGCE programme will still be available. School direct places are school based and are either salaried (SDS) or non- salaried (SD).

What is the difference?

SDS is for candidates with at least 3 years experience of a workplace after graduation. SDS trainees will be paid a salary and will be expected to have their own timetabled lessons and are not supernumerary. SD trainees will not receive a salary. This route is open to all graduates and will funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee. The trainee may be entitled to a student loan and, in some subjects, a bursary, dependant on their degree classification. They will have a more supernumerary/supported role.

Both routes will have their training provided by the school and by the training provider. The Shepway Teaching School works in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University and UCCAS as their training providers.

How do I Apply?

You apply through the Training Agency portal. You can gain access to this by following this link


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