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Getting school experience
If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It will also strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.
We can help you gain 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
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03 August 2016 18:30
Don’t worry – there’s still time to apply to start your teacher training course this September! This online session will provide you with lots of helpful hints and tips on how to make a successful application this August.
10 August 2016 18:00
For an informative evening come to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education. You will learn about our initial teacher training (ITE) in the early years, primary and secondary sectors to help you decide how to embark on this fun, rewarding and challenging career.
10 August 2016 18:00
For an informative evening come to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education.
16 August 2016 16:00
Meet with a Teach First recruiter to learn more about the Leadership Development Programme.