Being a teacher is exceptionally rewarding and can often be challenging.
To help you make your decision about applying, it is invaluable to gain experience in a teaching environment.
Our ITT provider has a minimum requirement of five days in-school experience for your application to be eligible.
Be proactive: there are many ways to gain this experience.
- Register for the School Experience Programme with the DfE: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/school-experience/sep.aspx
- Make contact with your local schools or speak to people you may already know within secondary or primary schools, to arrange observation days or shadow a teacher
- If you are not working full time, apply for any school-based positions; School Direct applicants will often have worked as a classroom cover supervisor or teaching assistant before applying for a teacher training programme
Such work experience will both confirm your decision to apply and strengthen your eventual application, showing your commitment and dedication to your chosen career path.