Information evenings and events

At our information evenings, you will find out about Leigh Academies Trust and how to train to become a teacher. Our information evenings are a fantastic opportunity to meet some of our academy leaders as well as our training provider, Kent & Medway Training.

Our next event will be held on Tuesday 30th April 2019 between 5.00pm – 7.00pm at Strood Academy.




Location: Strood Academy, Carnation Road, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX

Facilities available: free on-site parking is available for all attendees, and refreshments will be available 


Who can attend? 

Leigh Academies Trust offers teacher training aimed at graduates and career changers interested in becoming Primary and Secondary teachers.  We are now recruiting for our next cohort who will commence training in September 2019.  Attend our Information Evening to find out more.



There will be a number of workshops for you to attend throughout the evening as follows;

  • Welcome talk delivered by Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment for LAT)
  • Meet our current trainee teachers
  • Meet our current newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
  • Meet our experienced teachers and mentors
  • Meet our Principals
  • Meet our Talent Team
  • Meet our Training Provider (Kent & Medway Training)
  • Take of tour of the academy and facilities


The workshops will be delivered in a variety of ways; presentations, informal conversations, small group discussions, etc.  You can speak to as many of our representatives as you feel necessary.  Our Information Evening provides you with an excellent opportunity to meet a range of people who are involved in the teacher training process and you can hear about their different experiences and perspectives.

Information packs will be provided on the day to take away with you.