Getting school experience

Getting school experience

Getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It could also strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews

We can help you gain school experience through our School Experience Programme (SEP). There are hundreds of schools across the country participating, so you should be able to find an opportunity local to you.

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

All of this will give you valuable insight and a great focus point for your application and interviews. As part of your placement, a Disclosure and Barring Service check may be required – this will be organised by the school.

How to take part

Once you’ve registered with us, you’ll be able to book school experience online through our School Experience Programme. Simply follow the link from your personalised checklist. 

If you’ve already registered, log-in to your checklist to book school experience through our online portal. 

Arranging school experience independently

You can also arrange your own school experience directly with a school. There are lots of ways to do this – find out how.

Related content:

Read how Hannah was more determined to teach after accessing the School Experience Programme

 

Upcoming events

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Application Workshop Plymouth

29 June 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Plymouth

Bradford Online Application Workshop

03 July 2017 18:30

Join this online event for advice and support to help you start teacher training and make a difference in Bradford as soon as this September. Whether you're just starting the process, or looking to add the finishing touches to your application, we'll give you the support and guidance you need to progress.

Oldham Online Application Workshop

05 July 2017 12:00

Join our online event for advice and support to help you start teacher training and make a difference in Oldham as soon as this September. Whether you're just starting the process, or looking to add the finishing touches to your application, we'll give you the support and guidance you need to progress.

Norwich Online Application Workshop

10 July 2017 18:30

Join this online event for advice and support to help you start teacher training and make a difference in Norwich as soon as this September. Whether you're just starting the process, or looking to add the finishing touches to your application, we'll give you the support and guidance you need to progress.