Issued: November 8, 2017
School holding open day for would-be teachers
Debden Park High School is holding an open day on Friday, December 1, for anyone interested in a career in teaching.
Building on its recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' judgement, Debden Park - 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 slots with the first session from 11.30am until 3pm and the second from 4.30pm until 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.
The open day will give would-be trainees the chance to see the school in action, to receive information on how to apply and the funding available, and to talk to former trainees now employed in the school about the experience of learning to teach at Debden Park.
Dr Hogan certainly thinks candidates will be impressed by the school and the programme on offer.
He said: "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 wishing to attend, or who would like more information, should email Jo.Fogg@tkat.org or ring 0203 740 1808.