School Experience Programme

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All of our school experience opportunities are booked through the site and last for 5 full days across specific weeks in the academic year.
Spending time in school prior to commencing Initial Teacher Training is invaluable experience to secure key foundations and fundamental skills. Applicants are expected to have some level of recent school experience to be successful on a school centred programme application and interview process. We have found that in the past those trainees, who have had secure experience prior to commencing the challenging year, are directly correlated to those who secure the most progress across the year.

As a Teaching School and accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training we wish to engage individuals into the teaching profession to ensure it is the correct career choice for them, but to also enable us to support them to be successful onto our SCITT Programme.

Our School Experience Placement is for 5 days with the following outline:
Monday am:
Introduction to school experience week. Including how to learn from observing others, professional conduct and submitting
the best application – Ninestiles Training Suite.
Monday pm:
Introduction to the school setting; to include aspects such as behavior, SEND outline, T&L lead. A tour of the school and to
meet key individuals for example: senior team, head of department / phase lead,
colleagues / current and ex – SCITT trainees – Trust School.
Tuesday – Friday am:
Observe a range of lessons – to include varying age and ability – Trust School
Friday pm:
Reflection Task to be completed by individual, signed comment by Trust School colleagues. Submit to E.Ford.

School Experience is only based in our Trust Schools:
Primary; Yarnfield Primary School, The Oaklands, Pegasus Primary School
Secondary; Ninestiles School An Academy, Lyndon School, Cockshut Hill
Sixth Form; Solihull sixth form (*)

It is a requirement that a DBS is obtained to secure safeguarding procedures for your placement. We can organise this with you at a cost of less than £3 – this must be in place and brought with you each day on placement, please note it may take up to  3 months of your placement commencement date.