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At Milestone Academy we believe in providing the best possible education for our students. We are therefore committed to training student teachers to become outstanding practitioners.

At Milestone Academy we provide an integrated range of training supported by our links with other schools in Leigh Academies Trust and the Kent Consortium of Schools for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs.

An experienced tutor guides the development of our student teachers over the year, formulating a personalised programme of professional studies and individual training in different settings.


School Direct Places

2014-15: We have filled our training places.

For 2015-16: Milestone Academy will be working in partnership with Kent and Medway Training (KMT), based at the Leigh Academy in Dartford.

We hope to have 2 Primary places, one salaried. It is not yet confirmed if this will lead to P.G.C.E. or QTS only, please contact us in the Autumn term 2014

To be considered for acceptance  for a School Direct salaried position, applicants are required to have:

  • minimum 2.i degree classification.
  • English, mathematics and science at minimum grade C GCSE or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience working in a school for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (at least 3 months full time )
  • Have 3 years or more employment

Non -salaried places are open to all graduates, and are funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).


Application Process

Applications must be made via the Department for Education:

http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct