School experience programme

One of the best ways to find out if a career in teaching is right for you is to spend some time in a classroom and speak to experienced staff.

‘The support from the teaching school staff at Tuxford Academy is second to none. The staff are always willing to support you in any aspect of your training year; whether it is personal or academic.’
Ashleigh Day, former School Direct geography trainee

The School Experience Programme (SEP) has been developed by the Department for Education to allow people interested in getting into teaching the chance to gain first hand experience. As part of this initiative, our school experience days offer the opportunity to observe lessons, meet current trainees and mentors, and discuss the various routes into teaching with our experts – in both primary and secondary settings.

Further information

  • Details of eligibility to train to teach can be found on the Get Into Teaching website
  • You will receive an agenda a week before the event from the school you have applied to
  • School experience delegates will be accompanied at all times, and on arrival, photo ID will need to be presented
  • There is a £10 administration charge on application for a school experience day, which is payable by bank transfer
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