Top 5 reasons to be an NQT at The Stour Academy Trust

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Looking for a Kent teaching job? Here are 5 reasons why you should be an NQT at The Stour Academy Trust!

You can take your PPA time at home

We recognise that people work more effectively when they are able to strike a healthy work-life balance.

All teachers at The Stour Academy Trust are able to take their PPA time at home as 1 full day every fortnight.

Kent teaching jobs at The Stour Academy Trust. NQT PPA timetable.

Our support for NQT’s is Ofsted recognised

We have been praised for three years running by Ofsted for the support that we give our NQT’s.

“Leaders provide effective support for teachers, many of whom are new to the school and the profession. Teachers are proud to work in the school and benefit from high quality training.”

Ofsted, Richmond Academy 2019.

“Teachers, almost all of whom started at the school in September 2018, and some of whom are new to the profession, are proud to work at the school. They feel well supported by leaders, who they believe care for their well-being.”

Ofsted, Richmond Academy 2019.

“Staff feel well supported and appreciate the range of training and professional development opportunities available within the trust. Newly qualified teachers and those new to the school are particularly well supported.”

Ofsted, Finberry Primary School 2018.

“Newly qualified teachers are supported to a high standard. For example, they are provided with regular support from an experienced mentor, and frequent opportunities to observe best practice from other teachers within the trust.”

Ofsted, Lansdowne Primary School 2017.

You can receive extensive support from our Lead Practitioners

We utilise Lead Practitioners to support our teachers to be outstanding.

As experienced coaches and mentors, Lead Practitioners support individual teachers by planning lessons together, modelling teaching, sharing best practice in developmental marking, demonstrating the effective use of TA’s, observing teaching and providing constructive feedback in a positive environment.

Teachers working with our Lead Practitioners have shown significant improvements in their teaching, leaving them feeling more confident and secure in their ability to deliver a positive impact on pupil learning.

There are frequent opportunities to observe best practice from other teachers

Do you need to improve your maths teaching?

Do you need some inspiration on how to approach a particular theme or topic?

Want to get tips from the best teachers?

With 8 schools in the Trust, and over 60 teachers to choose from, NQT’s can easily arrange to observe and collaborate with teachers not only in their own school but in any of the other schools in the Trust.

We can give you excellent career development opportunities

Are you looking for more responsibility once you finish your NQT year?

Supported by a network of teachers in Canterbury, Ashford and Swale, the Trust’s collaborative model of working in Hubs allows Teachers access to resources, experience and opportunities that are just not available to those working in standalone schools.

Over 60% of our Senior Leaders are ‘home grown’ and began with us as NQT’s!

Find out more about the benefits of being a teacher at The Stour Academy Trust by viewing our teaching page or view our latest vacancies.