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Training to teach in St Gregory’s with Teach Kent & Sussex


At St Gregory’s we are proud to work with Teach Kent & Sussex, an outstanding provider of teacher training as rated by Ofsted. This year we are delighted to announce that four of our colleagues have graduated from the Teach Kent & Sussex teacher training programme, all of whom have secured employment, three of which are within St Gregory’s.

The graduates, Mrs Playle, Ms Mackie, Mr Card and Miss Tanton, enjoyed their graduation on Thursday 7 July at the Spa Hotel.

Mrs Playle and Miss Tanton have given their reflections of what it is like to train to teach with Teach Kent & Sussex in St Gregory’s.



Miss Tanton: Completing my ITT year with Teach Kent & Sussex at St Gregory’s has been the best training experience I could have hoped for. Since day one I have felt like part of the team and have been given countless opportunities to learn how to be an effective teacher, both in the classroom and the wider life of the school. The encouragement and support I received from school staff has been excellent. It is particularly helpful to work with a number of staff who also trained with Teach Kent & Sussex. This year has equipped me to go into my first teaching job confidently, knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of my students!


Mrs Playle: Training to teach with Teach Kent & Sussex provided me with a solid foundation of pedagogical knowledge on which to base my teaching practice. The course was both informative and well-organised and I particularly enjoyed the variety of placements which were arranged for me. I feel very fortunate to have had a friendly and supportive school like St Gregory's as my main placement school. From day one I was treated as part of the team, and everyone was incredibly generous both with their time and expertise. I had many opportunities to observe excellent teaching both within my own department and throughout the school, which proved invaluable in improving my own teaching practice.  I am delighted to be staying on at St Gregory's when I qualify. 



Are you, or is someone you know, interested in training to be a teacher?


You will know the value of being taught by a great teacher. Great teaching can inspire students and transform the opportunities available to them. In order for that to continue to happen, St Gregory’s is part of a growing number of schools that train our own teachers directly. By recruiting the very best talent to train to teach we believe we can continue to achieve the very best outcomes for our students.


You, or someone you know, could be a part of that new generation of great teachers and equip our students with the knowledge they need to succeed.


At St Gregory’s we offer a School Direct route into teaching in partnership with two School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programmes (SCITT’s); Teach Kent and Sussex and KMT Mascalls Academy Training Partnership.


As part of both partnerships we offer a school based route into teaching for high quality graduates and are currently offering a number of training places in different subjects here at St Gregory’s School. Our aim is to support the development of outstanding teachers who will have a huge positive impact upon our pupils and will themselves flourish as excellent teachers.


Both of our partnerships ensure that;


  • You will work with local schools in Kent and Sussex who are dedicated to developing outstanding teachers and leaders for the future.
  • You will have a comprehensive Professional Studies programme delivered by experienced teachers who are specialists in their respective fields.
  • You will have the support of a number of experienced teachers, including a subject mentor and a team of Professional Mentors both within your placement school and the SCITT.
  • You will also have the support of one of our accredited training providers.


We are delighted to announce that Teach Kent and Sussex has been awarded an OFSTED Outstanding School Centre for Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) for primary and secondary schools in Kent and Sussex in 2020. 


KMT Mascalls Training Partnership


For more information about the Mascalls Training Partnership, click here


Contact details

School Direct Co-ordinator:
Tina Banks
01892 835366 ext 155


School Direct Administrator:
Naomi Jeffery
01892 831470


Teach Kent and Sussex


For more information about the Teach Kent and Sussex Partnership, click here or follow them on Twitter @TeachKandS.


You can also visit the Department for Education ‘get into teaching’ website. Specific information about the courses offered can also be found on the Department for education teacher training portal  which is a really easy way of searching for different teacher training courses.


Contact Details

Hilary Sutton
01892 521595


Training at St Gregory’s Catholic School


If you would like further information about training to be a teacher at St Gregory’s Catholic School with either of our School Direct programmes please contact:


Martin Gainey

Assistant Academy Principal

St Gregory’s Catholic School 


To be inspired further about the difference you can make as a teacher do have a look at this film; simply entitled ‘Every lesson shapes a life.’ In many ways it sums up the work teachers do in this school every day to help the students here flourish and reach their full potential. 


If you know this is right for you (or someone you might know) you can apply now too. Just go to the UCAS teacher training website to apply:

Our Values

Ambition Rooted firmly in Catholic teachings, we aim to nurture and guide our students to fulfil their God-given potential so they may achieve success.

Leadership We strive to be a community of servant leaders, where individuals gain a clear sense of self and purpose, knowing their values and using these to guide how they enrich the community in which they belong.

Integrity We teach our students to value honesty and have strong moral principles, using their discernment to govern their actions and take responsibility for their choices.

Vigour Inspired by the life of St Gregory, we empower our students to work with vigour, so they approach all activities and opportunities with effort, energy and enthusiasm.

Empathy We aim for our students to understand and value the feelings of others and for them to know they are loved and celebrated irrespective of their differences.


Trust Information

St Gregory's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.