Getting school experience
Getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you - it could also strengthen your application. Get a taste of school life with our Get School Experience service. 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 usually 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
If you’ve already booked school experience through the School Experience Portal, your booking will still be valid. Contact the school directly if you have any questions.
If you’re in your penultimate year of a STEM degree and interested in teaching maths or physics, you can get paid £300 a week to experience teaching during the summer. Find out more.
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.
Train to Teach London
27 April 2019 - 11:00
This event in London will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Train to Teach Birmingham
15 June 2019 - 10:00
This event in Birmingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Train to Teach Nottingham
19 June 2019 - 16:30
This event in Nottingham will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.