Getting school experience
School experience is essential if you’re interested in becoming a teacher. It both strengthens your application and prepares you for potential interviews.
We can help you gain vital school experience through our School Experience Programme. Joining is straightforward; all you need to do is contact us on Freephone 0800 389 2500 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday.
There are hundreds of schools across the country participating and during your placement, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- talk to teachers about day-to-day school life
- observe teaching and pastoral work
- watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught
As part of your placement, a Disclosure and Barring Service check may be required – this will be organised by the school.
Arranging school experience independently
There are lots of ways to independently arrange school experience – find out how.
Watch this video for helpful tips on getting into teaching, from real trainees and experienced teachers. Transcript (PDF, 118KB)
Registering allowed me to get my school experience arranged. I even used some of the techniques that I had observed at the school for my teacher training interview.Chloe Wells, trainee MFL teacher
Realising how much she loved working with young people, Sarah switched from mental health to maths trainee teacher.More about this case study
- 04 May 2016 AT 08:00
Our programme will give you the experience of a typical day in a secondary school.Crawley
- 04 May 2016 AT 10:00
An interactive university event allowing students to find out more about what teaching involves.London
- 04 May 2016 AT 13:30
This is a half-day experience for anyone interested in applying to teach secondary mathematics or science.Nottingham
- 04 May 2016 AT 17:30
An event for anyone interested in a career in teaching with Perry Beeches SCITT. Come along and find out about our school-led primary and secondary teacher training programmes.Birmingham