Why train with us?

School Direct at FMS provides school based learning opportunities with exceptional levels of support and guidance for all our trainees. We create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers all feel valued and supported and this leads to a school culture of enthusiasm, commitment and achievement.

The Partnership of schools comprises a mixture of large and small, urban and rural, and both primary and secondary schools. We provide a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training. Our Teachers have a proven track record in training and professional development and all our trainees receive the highest level of continual support throughout their training. This covers all aspects of teaching life from behaviour management skills, subject knowledge, professional enrichment, AEN, inclusion and pastoral care. All trainees have the opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor and will become part of the school ethos from the first day of entry.

School Direct at FMS works in partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University and students can either work towards Qualified Teacher Status or to Postgraduate level.