Why Choose TKAT?


The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) SCITT is an accredited ITT Provider offering secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training awarding Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters' credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

TKAT SCITT provides primary and secondary teacher training for over 40 schools in our ITT partnership. 

TKAT SCITT offers a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic teacher.  Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-­on approach to classroom practice. We believe the best teachers are trained by outstanding practitioners.

With us, you will gain confidence, skills and valuable experience. As a trainee, you will work alongside qualified teachers and provide a range of teaching and learning to ensure the progress of our pupils.

TKAT SCITT pride themselves on the communication and support they provide to trainees to enable them to successfully complete their training year.

TKAT SCITT also support trainees in finding a suitable Early Career Teacher (ECT) post.

TKAT SCITT offer both salaried and unsalaried training opportunities.  All of the positions currently available can be found here.

Seven reasons to train with TKAT:

  1. University leaver or career-changer
    Here at TKAT, we welcome trainees from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience – be it recent graduates from university, or experienced professionals looking to change their career.

  2. Train in a variety of subjects
    With TKAT, you can train to teach in either Primary or Secondary schools. We offer a Primary (5-11) programme and Secondary (11-16) programme. You can train in a wide variety of subjects.

  3. Classroom-based training
    Trainees will work in school alongside good and outstanding teachers four days a week and attend a professional studies day one day a week at their allocated training hub.

    Whether you train through the TKAT School-Direct Salaried or Non-Salaried routes, you will have an opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status and work towards a PGCE qualification, delivered and assessed by Leeds Beckett University.

  4. Conveniently located regional training hubs                                            
    We have regional secondary training hubs in Chichester, Essex and Kent. Primary trainees enjoy weekly training sessions at The Atkins Centre in Sidcup.

  5. Proven track record                                                                                         
    Our results speak for themselves. TKAT SCITT is a highly successful programme, judged as ‘Good in all aspects’ in our last Ofsted inspection (March 2022). Every year, an exceptionally high number of our trainees successfully complete their training.  

"Trainees were overwhelmingly positive about their training year and felt well prepared to start their first teaching postExternal Moderator July 2020

  1. Our caring support team will be there to guide you to success          
    When we’ve asked for feedback from our trainees, we’ve been delighted to discover that our friendly central support team is rated as being a significant factor in their satisfaction with the programme – we proudly provide bespoke support tailored to your individual needs.                                                                        
  2. You career can flourish at TKAT.                                                                
    TKAT offers a full range of year-round training courses, workshops and learning days that will ensure your continued professional development. Every opportunity for career progression is available to you, from Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) to Headteacher.
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  • *(if degree is not in the teaching subject, an A-Level in that subject is required Grade B or above).

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