Gain Experience of Teaching (SEP)

Gain Experience of Teaching  (SEP)

Gain Experience of Teaching (SEP)


Gain Experience of Teaching via our School Experience Programme

As an Alliance, the NCTSA endeavours to support people who are seeking a career in teaching. Gaining classroom experience before you start your initial teacher training (ITT) can really help you make sure that a career in teaching is right for you.

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For some this involves sampling a day or two in a school to see whether this is a viable career. Others who have already decided that a career in teaching is what they desire, now need to build a portfolio of evidence of time spent in schools liaising with teachers and students in advance of an application for teaching.




To qualify for School Experience with us you must:

  • intend to apply for initial teacher training in the year 2019-20
  • have Maths and English GCSE at Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • have, or are expected to have, a minimum of a 2:2 in a degree which is relevant to the subject you wish to teach, or sufficient A level qualifications to enable you to progress with your application with some subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) support if appropriate:
  • Please note that in order to spend more than 3 days in any of our Alliance schools or academies you will require a DBS check. This is part of our Safeguarding Policy. If you are applying for more than 3 days you will need to process and fund the DBS clearance yourself.

Please submit your requests for School Experience to Marie Jackson – ITT Coordinator:

Further details about the School Experience Programme can be found by following the link below:

Applying for a School Experience Programme