Get a taste of school life with our free School Experience Programme (SEP). Come and see for yourself why teaching is one of the most rewarding and exciting careers in existence!
Our experience days are always free of charge. We are passionate about bringing new people into the teaching profession and feel privileged to be able to open our doors to you.
You can view upcoming dates and request school experience with us here:
School experience days typically take place once every 2 to 3 weeks.
Our experience days
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
- meet a fantastic group of children!
All of this will give you valuable insight and a great focus point as you explore teaching as a career option. It will provide with relevant experience that you can refer to in applications and interviews.
All participants in the SEP will receive a certificate and will have the opportunity to discuss routes into teaching with our School Direct programme leaders.
The SEP is, initially, a one-day experience. Any further days will be negotiated with individuals at the end of the placement day.
If you have booked a place on our SEP, please download the welcome pack below to find out more information about your upcoming visit.
Feedback and reviews
“Fantastic day. Everyone at the school children and staff were very welcoming.”
“It was a fabulous experience!”
“The placement was everything I could have asked for and more. The children were a credit to the hard work and commitment from staff.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”
“Amazing – thank you!”
“Very enjoyable, relaxed, fun and informative day.”
“Overall, the day was fantastic and I gained a lot of knowledge. It gave me a great insight into teaching.”
“I have had an amazing day getting to see the variety of ages and the different teaching techniques used. All teachers were so helpful and friendly. It has been a very informative day and I have found out all I wanted to find out.”
“It’s been fantastic coming into the school and having the opportunity to ask the teachers questions.”
“Thank you for having me and for giving me the opportunity to experience the school day; it was absolutely wonderful.”
“The day was very informative with a good range of observational activities.”
In the 2017/18 academic year, 100% of people who attended our School Experience Programme days rated them as ‘excellent’.
In the 2018/19 academic year, over 90 people attended our School Experience Programme. 94% rated the days as ‘excellent’ (with the remaining 6% rating them as ‘very good’). 100% said they would recommend the days to others.