All prospective teachers require some school experience before interviewing for a School Direct place, but this does not have to be in the form of paid employment. The Shared Learning Trust Teaching School is happy to support potential trainees who are seeking between 1 and 2 weeks of school experience. As part of the School Experience Programme, you will visit one of the academies in the Shared Learning Trust Federation to observe and participate in lessons, speak with current trainees and staff, work with small groups of students and experience the day-to-day life of a teacher. You will draw upon these experiences in your interview.
If you are interested in teaching Physics, Chemistry, Maths, French, Spanish or Computing, you can apply through the Department of Education here.
If you are interested in teaching other subjects, or Primary teaching, to arrange a placement email us via the Contact Us page.