Find out if a career in teaching is for you

One of the best ways to find out if a career in teaching is right for you is to spend some time in a classroom and speak to experienced staff.

The school experience programme has been developed by the Department for Education to allow people interested in getting into teaching the chance to gain first hand experience. As part of this initiative, our school experience days offer the opportunity to observe lessons, meet current trainees and mentors, and discuss the various routes into teaching with our experts – in both primary and secondary settings.

School experience days involve:

  • observations of lessons within the school setting
  • a discussion with current trainee teachers
  • oportunities to discuss routes into teaching
  • information on how to apply, finances and what a training year looks like
  • a chance to see if teaching is for you

You will also have the opportunity to sign up to a further two additional days to help you build up your experience within a school setting.

School experience days 2023/24


Primary school experience days 

8 November 2023Samuel Barlow Primary AcademyNG21 9DG
9 November 2023Worksop Priory C of E Primary AcademyS80 2LJ
16 November 2023Bracken Lane Primary AcademyDN22 7EU
22 November 2023St. Oswald’s C of E Primary AcademyDN9 3EQ
29 November 2023Tuxford Primary AcademyNG22 0NA
17 January 2024Wainwright Primary AcademyNG19 6TF
24 January 2024Hillocks Primary AcademyNG17 4ND
1 February 2024Bracken Lane Primary AcademyDN22 7EU
6 February 2024Samuel Barlow Primary AcademyNG21 9DG
21 February 2024Tuxford Primary AcademyNG22 0NA
TBANorth Wheatley C of E Primary SchoolDN22 9DH

Secondary school experience days 

8, 22 November 2023, 28 February 2024, 13 March 2024Tuxford AcademyNG22 0JH
13 December 2023, 7 February 2024Queen Elizabeth’s AcademyNG19 7AP
8 February 2024, 10 July 2024Retford Oaks AcademyDN22 7NJ
24 November 2023, 16 January 2024Walton AcademyNG31 7JR
31 January 2024, 26 June 2024The Holgate AcademyNG15 6PX
21 November 2023, 12 March 2024East Leake AcademyLE12 6QN

SEND school experience days

17 January 2024Yeoman Park Academy (Primary and Secondary)NG19 8PS