School Experience is important to candidates looking to enter Initial Teacher Training (ITT), as many ITT providers, school-centred initial teacher training providers (SCITTs) and School Direct lead schools now ask candidates to demonstrate that they have experience working with young people prior to making an application.

The School Experience Programme at Plashet gives you a chance to get a feel for the school in action by observing inspirational lessons and getting a chance to talk to experienced teachers in your subject area. We will also support you in understanding the many different routes into teaching that you might choose to take.

We offer School Experience throughout the academic year, to either students currently studying for their degree or for graduates across a range of secondary school curriculum subject areas.

You may request a full two-week placement, or we are happy to accommodate placements of differing lengths within this window. If you are looking for specific dates outside these windows, we are happy to discuss this on an individual basis.

If you would like to be considered for a School Experience Placement at Plashet please email for an application form.

Please be aware to be eligible for a School Experience Placement at Plashet School, you will need to provide the following information:
• Photographic proof of identification
• Necessary paperwork for Disclosure and barring Service (DBS) Checks
• Two referees from either employment or education

We also offer work experience through the School Experience programmes with:
National College for Teaching and Leadership (DfE: Get into Teaching)
Explore Teaching Scheme (University of Westminster)

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