Thinking about a career in teaching?   

The East Kent Learning Alliance (EKLA) is a a partnership of schools committed to training and employing outstanding teachers in local primary and secondary schools. In partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University we deliver a rich training programme called School Direct. This is a school based post graduate route into the teaching profession. Successful applicants will learn alongside outstanding teachers. Our programme is individually tailored to provide a stimulating learning experience. As a trainee you will receive the support of a personal mentor who will guide you

through your training.

Please visit for the School Direct eligibility criteria and details of the two training routes available to you. Details of local primary and secondary schools with places available through EKLA, can be found on our website.

If you are passionate and committed to working with young people, we would like to invite you to attend an information evening for a potential September 2017 start.

  • 20th October 2016 The Canterbury Primary School 6:00 pm
  • 22nd November 2016 King Ethelbert School, Birchington 6:00 pm
  • 31st January 2017 Herne Bay High School 6:00 pm

To book a place at our information evenings, please email:

For further information please contact EKLA School Direct Co-ordinator: