Getting school experience
Getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you - it could also strengthen your application. Don’t worry if you can’t find any school experience during the summer holidays, prior school experience isn’t a mandatory requirement. Register with us and our free Teacher Training Adviser service will support you with your application to get a place for this September.
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 can’t find a local school, we’d suggest you check again from September, when more placements will become available.
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 Nottingham
08 October 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.
Train to Teach London
12 October 2019 - 10:00
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 Liverpool
15 October 2019 - 16:30
This event in Liverpool will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.