If you are interested in finding out more about teaching in a school with a view to investigating possible career routes, then please read the following guidance.
We are able to host prospective trainee teachers for School Experience Placements in the months of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, June and July for a maximum of 3 days per calendar month (on occasion this can be extended in special circumstances).
We do our best to respond to each School Experience application with a 'yes' or 'no' but if you do not receive a response, please presume that we cannot host you at this time.
Each placement will be subject to agreement from the hosting Head of Department and internal school priorities will always govern whether or not we are able to host you.
You will be able to apply for School Experience if you hold (or are predicted) at least a 2:2 degree (or equivalent) and are interested in teaching in a secondary school.
You can also apply as an undergraduate if you:
To enrol onto any Initial Teacher Training programme, you must have (or be predicted to qualify with) a university degree at Bachelors level*.
The degree must be graded 2:2 or above* or you must be predicted to qualify with a 2:2 or above*.
The content of the degree must be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach (i.e. at least 50% of the modules studied must be directly relevant). For example, a degree in Law would not enable you to train to teach English, but a degree in Accounting and Finance may enable you to teach Business Studies (if you studied sufficient content of direct relevance).
Please select the statement that most closely matches your circumstances, so that we can provide you with the most relevant information:
Have you achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) or above in the following subjects? If you have studied overseas but have not had your qualifications formally recognised as equivalent, please state ‘No’.
Please list the subjects and grade for each of your A Level qualifications (or equivalents).
Please enter the information regarding your degree below, giving your predicted degree class if you are currently studying.
If possible, please provide dates indicating your availability for School Experience.