Celebration Event: Class of 2016


The School Direct trainees for 2015-16 met for the final time as a group to celebrate their fantastic achievement.  25 trainees have recently completed their final assessment accredited by Canterbury Christ Church University and achieved the highest grades for their QTS award. Their professional mentors and Headteachers who supported them throughout the year, attended the event to congratulate those who had worked within their schools.

Elizabeth Frost, School Direct Lead, states “There is a real sense of achievement and excitement today.  I am thinking back to the start of their journey and now seeing these confident individuals with a love of teaching is a massive accolade not just for them as newly qualified teachers, but for their mentors and their schools.”

21 of this year’s group have been employed within Swale Academies Trust schools in both Primary and Secondary phases.

Elizabeth Frost confirms “The School Direct programme is growing from strength to strength. We are very pleased to have already recruited 45 trainees to date for 2016-17 and are now in the process of looking for future trainees for September 2017 and onwards.”

If you are interested in training as a teacher with Swale Academies Trust, applications need to be completed through UCAS. The portal for admissions 2017-18 opens mid-October 2016.