Groombridge St. Thomas CE Primary School

Initial Teacher Training

Groombridge School works in collaboration with the University of Brighton and Canterbury and takes trainee teachers for placements in different year groups. Depending on the stage of the placement, student teachers work alongside, are supervised, and eventually learn the skills of teaching 'on the job'. Our school values fresh approaches, initiatives and best practice from from its trainees with university input. We have two trained mentors in school and student teachers are also mentored by senior staff from their university.