School experience is important if you’re interested in becoming a teacher. Before you apply for your training, it is advisable to gain as much experience in the classroom as possible in order to strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.
The School Experience Programme provides prospective candidates with a day in the life of our partner schools. It will provide you with the opportunity to gain an insight into a typical day in a school, observe our colleagues teaching, see a range of different lessons and age groups being taught and speak to the key people involved in our training programme.
If you would like to book a School Experience day you can click HERE
School Experience Days are usually charged at a cost of £5.00 per day
Here’s what some of our most recent trainees said about our experience days:
- I would like to thank you for kindly allowing me to take part in your School Experience Programme and I would like to also thank all of the staff who were kind enough to let me observe their lessons. The experience was wonderful and has provided me with invaluable information about the teaching profession and your SCITT programme that has enabled me to make a decision about pursuing a career as a teacher. (School Experience Programme October 2017)
- I just wanted to say thank you for the arrangement of the school experience day! Both the staff and the pupils were very accommodating and I found it a helpful and enjoyable experience. (School Experience Programme October 2017)
- Thank you very much for arranging my School Experience Placement. I really enjoyed it and found the whole day to be helpful and informative. It was great to sit in on the lessons and spend some time afterwards speaking with staff and pupils. I’m really keen to spend more time at the school. (School Experience Programme November 2017)