Astor College for the Arts
Astor College is a large secondary school with 11-18 intake, welcoming children from all backgrounds and abilities. By working and training at Astor you will have the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our students. We hold a specialism in the visual Arts, and endeavour to enrich all levels and aspects of the curriculum by the use of visual literacy. We believe that if young people engage with and enjoy what they see in all aspects of their lives, levels of achievement can be significantly raised. From the beginning of the academic year you will be treated like a member of staff so you will feel part of the team from day one. We have a close and supportive staff body with excellent staff retention. You will be trained in a supportive and aspirational environment, and will be assigned a subject mentor from your subject area. At Astor College we have worked with trainee teachers for many years and many of our senior positions are held by teachers recruited through the employment based training routes.
Barton Junior School
At Barton Junior School we inspire, motivate and challenge pupils, establishing a safe and stimulating environment, rooted in mutual respect. We set goals that stretch and challenge children of all backgrounds and abilities and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which we expect. Barton Junior School has been rated as Good in our last two Ofsted inspections and we have a long and highly successful history of training teachers. You will be trained in a supportive and aspirational environment, and all of the four Federation schools and colleges work in a close partnership, sharing expertise, resources and good working practices.
Dover Grammar School for Boys
Dover Grammar School for Boys is a selective boys’ school with a coeducational Sixth Form located in Dover on the Kent coast. We are a friendly, inclusive school and our staff and students enjoy the caring atmosphere and the cooperative nature of ‘Team DGSB’. We were recently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, and the team commented particularly on the “bespoke training and coaching” available to staff. Canterbury Christ Church University also recently commended us for our excellent mentoring, and comprehensive programme for trainee teachers.
Dover Grammar School for Girls
Dover Grammar School for Girls is a small and vibrant selective 11-18 girls’ school in East Kent. Our purpose is to inspire academic excellence and personal fulfilment in a forward-looking community by ensuring a high quality of teaching and learning in a vibrant environment. We are an ‘Outstanding’ school and maintain the highest academic standards in all we undertake.
In addition to having excellent subject knowledge and a high level of academic rigour, trainees must show a dedication to their own professional development and a willingness to work as a fully integrated member of the team. Trainee teachers are fully supported by a wide ranging training programme and will join a team of motivated and creative teachers who have the students of DGGS at the heart of all they do.
Sandwich Technology School
Sandwich Technology is an oversubscribed, 11 to 18, mixed, secondary school that has an excellent reputation across Kent. In Ofsted’s most recent visit, they recognised STS to be good in all categories.
The success of our students from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form is due to the ‘can do, will do’ attitude that is the hallmark of staff and students alike. At STS we ‘Hold fast that which is good’: a broad and engaging curriculum; interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice; as well as a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activity. Throughout their time at STS the students are provided with quality advice, support and guidance to help them progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally. We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is inappropriate for the unique individuals we serve.
Goodwin Academy is a vibrant, successful school, where students make academic progress and thrive in a caring, supportive learning environment. We have high expectations of those who join us whilst offering the highest standards of support, encouragement and teaching that our staff can provide. We want all of our students to flourish, and our aim is to bring out the best in everyone. We believe that we need to do whatever it takes to make a difference for our young people.
In September 2017, we move into our brand new building which will be located on the Mill road site. This building work has already started. This is a brand new school build for Deal and is an exciting opportunity not just for all our young people but also the town as we bring a new state of the art facility to the town including a new sports centre and arts facilities.
Shatterlocks Infant School
Shatterlocks will provide a happy, caring, stimulating environment, where all members of the school community are valued, challenged and encouraged, so that they will achieve their full potential. You will be trained in a supportive and aspirational environment, and all of the four Federation schools and colleges work in a close partnership, sharing expertise, resources and good working practices. Shatterlocks has a close link with initial teacher training providers and is a leading school in supporting students in achieving their ambitions to become teachers.
St Edmund’s Catholic School
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White Cliffs Primary College
White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts is a friendly Primary School in Dover. The College is located in the St Radigund’s area of Dover on an elevated site overlooking Coombe Valley and Dover Castle beyond. There has been a school on this site for 70 years. We have been known as White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts since January 2007 when we joined Astor College to form the Dover Federation for the Arts along with Shatterlocks Infant School and Nursery and Barton Junior School. You will be trained in a supportive and aspirational environment, and all of the four Federation schools and colleges work in a close partnership, sharing expertise, resources and good working practices.