School Experience

You can visit schools to get unpaid experience in the classroom before you start your initial teacher training (ITT).
It can help you:
  • decide if you want to train to be a teacher
  • discover if you’d like to teach in a primary or secondary school
  • build a relationship with a school you might want to work for later
During your experience, you’ll get to do things like:
  • observe lessons
  • see how teachers manage a classroom
  • find out how specific subjects are taught
  • speak to teachers and meet pupils
  • learn more about teacher training - including the application and interview process
Apply for school experience here.