Qualities

Qualities of a Swale Academies Trust Trainee

Our trainees will:

  • Have a real desire to work with young people and help them realise their potential
  • Be enthusiastic about their subject
  • Have high expectations
  • Have a high standard of written and oral communication skills
  • Be dedicated and prepared to work hard
  • Be resilient and able to overcome the various challenges with a smile!
  • Be a team player
  • Be able to work independently
  • Realise the importance of meeting deadlines
  • Be open to new ideas
  • Be willing to review personal progress
  • Be able to reflect on strengths and areas for development
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Have high standards of professionalism
  • Be reflective and have the ability to learn from experience and aim for high quality outcomes
  • Have the potential to relate well to pupils, parents and colleagues
  • Have a willingness to use initiative
  • Be good role models    

Teaching in schools demands stamina and resilience.  We are looking for applicants who show a commitment to high standards and excellence, combined with the resilience and determination required to cope with the demands of the course and of a career in teaching.