The Medway Valley Training Partnership (MVTP) comprises schools and academies from Primary to Secondary level. MVTP co-ordinate the recruitment of trainee teachers onto suitable SCHOOL DIRECT teacher training programmes for our partner schools. Due to our success, we have grown tremendously from our small partnership of five schools, three years ago to a partnership of thirteen and counting.
You will find our schools in both Medway Towns and Maidstone areas in Kent, linked by the pretty “Medway Valley” railway branch line which runs from Strood station through to Maidstone West and beyond.
We offer a range of specialist secondary teacher-training courses alongside primary in a variety of school settings that will equip the successful trainee with the skills to be able to confidently teach anywhere in the country. Our unique position in Kent means that, where possible, trainees will experience not just Key Stage 3 and 4 GCSE training but also Key Stage 5, A -level. All of our School Direct teacher training courses are available at both Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Post- Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).
All MVTP schools share one common goal;
TO TRAIN TEACHERS NOT JUST TO PASS THEIR TRAINING YEAR BUT TO GIVE THEM THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO HAVE A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL TEACHING CAREER.
MVTP, the training programme and this website are run by experienced teachers that, alongside teacher training recruitment, are still in the classroom teaching on a day to day basis. This means that we are able to give advice and guidance from current “school” perspectives.