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As part of the process of applying to train to teach we recommend that you gain real life experience of teaching in one of our partner schools either before, during or after your application.


The Department for Education no longer have a minimum requirement of School Experience Programme days in order to apply for teacher training, however we do recommend that you attend a minimum of one days’ School Experience before submitting an application. Having school experience will not only strengthen your application but will also give you an idea of what teaching today is like and if it is the right career path for you. Whilst taking part in a School Experience day, you are given multiple opportunities to liaise with qualified teachers that work at our schools as well as trainees that are currently on our programme. The possibility of attending more days can be discussed at the end of this initial day, when we will also answer any questions you may have regarding our programme.

How to apply

Whilst you are gaining this experience we will provide guidance to you regarding a successful application to Teacher Training. We have available dates on the School Experience Portal which is accessed via the DfE website.

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