Fort Pitt is a highly successful Girl’s Grammar School, situated at the top of Fort Pitt Hill in Chatham, Kent with commanding views of the River Medway. The school site has housed a fort, hence its name; it was a military hospital visited twice by Queen Victoria and it was the first Army Medical School established by Florence Nightingale in 1860. Prior to being a school it was a hospital and recuperation facility for servicemen in the two World Wars. The school’s site and buildings are an interesting mix of traditional and modern and in many ways that reflects the nature of our school; we are keen to preserve and celebrate our traditions whilst ensuring that we are very firmly focused on the future. Graded as Outstanding in our last Ofsted inspection, we work in conjunction with three local schools as part of the Beyond Schools Trust.
Our experienced and skilled team of tutors and mentors ensure that Fort Pitt provides a unique and fulfilling training experience for aspiring teachers. We are a Leading Edge School as well as a National Support School, and value our role in the professional development we share with educational establishments across the country, in addition to our own thriving programme of “Continued Professional Development”. Associate teachers will also be able to access this training alongside their own dedicated training programme. Although the focus will be firmly in learning how to teach to Key Stage 3 and 4 students, we are able to offer trainee teachers the opportunity, during their training year, to gain experience of A-level teaching. We have a large mixed 6th Form, delivering a wide range of subjects to students from schools within our trust, as well as those from consortium schools. Fort Pitt takes great pride in our sense of community, as well as the supportive atmosphere maintained for students and staff. We look forward to seeing you at Fort Pitt in the near future.
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