Welcome to the Kent Oaks Consortium


School Direct is a school based route into teaching. As a School Direct trainee training with Kent Oaks Consortium and our ITT provider, The University of Sussex, you’ll learn alongside inspiring, passionate teachers with outstanding pedagogical skills whilst experiencing the pleasures and challenges of working in a culturally diverse community. We will train you to become successful, confident, effective teachers, well equipped to teach in dynamic and vibrant  schools.  As a School Direct trainee you will be trained in one of our partnership schools.. You will undertake entirely ‘on the job’ teacher training, allowing you to gain the qualifications and practical skills required to become a teacher whilst actually working in our school. 
Successful School Direct trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) worth 60 Masters level credits.
We’re keen to recruit high quality graduates. Places are highly sought after so please apply as early as possible.