School Experience

Gaining classroom experience before starting your Initial Teaching Training (ITT) is essential, without it how do you know teaching is for you? 

During your placement you’ll 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

All of this will give you valuable insight and a great focus point for your application and interviews. As part of your placement, a Disclosure and Barring Service check may be required and your visiting school will discuss this with you.

If we offer you a training place then you will complete some ‘keeping in touch’ days in your host school before you start in September.  Email us at if you want advice and guidance when arranging your school experience.