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. 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

Find and request school experience

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.

Teaching Internships 

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.

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Read how Hannah was more determined to teach after getting school experience