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MKLA - Train to teach with us

The Mid-Kent Learning Alliance (MKLA) was formed in response to the Schools White Paper (2010) which announced a national network of teaching schools modelled on the concept of teaching hospitals. The MKLA was designated as a National Teaching School Alliance in  March 2013 by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and West Malling is key member of this group.

Teaching school alliances are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to take increasing responsibility for managing the schools system. As well as offering training and support for schools within the alliance, teaching schools also support other schools and will identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to:

  • lead the development of a school-led ITT system
  • lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
  • identify and develop leadership potential
  • provide support for other schools
  • designate and broker specialist leaders of education (SLEs)
  • engage in research and development

Further information about the MKLA can be found at:

School Direct
We have filled an unsalaried teacher training placement at West Malling for 2017, following the School Direct route. At this point we are not offering further opportunities, although you may find placements within other MKLA schools.  Visit their website for more information.