On Friday 1st December Debden Park High School is holding an open day for anyone interested in pursuing a career in teaching.

Building on its recent Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ judgement, Debden Park High School – which has long been a teaching school – is to deliver a teacher training programme on-site, with trainees learning on the job.

Dr Andrew Hogan, an Assistant Headteacher who himself trained at the school, said: “It’s an exciting time for the school. I don’t believe there is any better way to learn to teach than on the job, and there’s certainly no better place to do it than here.”

The open day will be divided into two time slots with the first session starting at 11.30am and ending at 3pm and the second session starting at 4.30pm and ending at 7pm.

The school has stressed that no-one should be put off by the start times and anyone who can only arrive later can still attend for the rest of the session.

The open day will give visitors the chance to receive information on how to apply and the funding available, see the school in action, and to talk to former trainees now employed in the school about the experience of learning to teach at Debden Park High School.

Dr Hogan certainly thinks candidates will be impressed by the school and the programme on offer.

He went on to say: “I believe the school-centred teacher training programme offers the perfect balance between practical experience on the one hand and support, inspiration and guidance from exceptional practitioners on the other.”

Anyone who would like more information about the event or wishes to attend on the day should email Jo.Fogg@tkat.org or call 0203 740 1808.

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