School experience is essential if you’re interested in becoming a teacher. Before you apply for your training, you’ll need 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 at Barr Beacon provides prospective candidates with a day in the life of our school. 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 charged at a cost of £5.00 per day
School Experience Programme testimonials
‘John Fletcher who was a trainee from our 2014/15 cohort of School Direct in Physics at Barr Beacon came on a School Experience Day before applying, this is what John thinks of School Experience Days’ –
“I arranged to visit Barr Beacon for an initial five days as part of the School Experience Programme (SEP), and from the start I felt genuinely welcomed by the school, and was fully immersed in the department. This enabled me to observe a variety of lessons across the spectrum of ages and abilities. In addition to this classroom experience, I was able to gain an invaluable insight into the roles and responsibilities of teaching by discussing matters with qualified teachers, NQTs and current School Direct trainees, gaining a truer impression of all that the teaching and training entail. The SEP meant that I could form my own opinions about whether teaching, School Direct and Barr Beacon were for me. I was so impressed with what I saw at Barr Beacon, from the professionalism of the staff to the respect and courteousness shown by the pupils, that I arranged to visit for another five days. After following the SEP, I managed to form a concrete decision that following the School Direct course at Barr Beacon was for me.” – Mr Fletcher – Physics