How much school experience is required?
For all School Direct Salaried applicants it is recommended that you have a minimum of 3 years work experience (this does not have to have been in an educational setting). Although school experience is not a requirement to get onto an ITT course, we do however strongly recommend that you gain some school experience so that you fully understand the role of a teacher.
How can you gain school experience?
Due to the restrictions on visitors in our Partner Schools, we are currently unable to accept applications for school experience at this time.
Should you wish to gain school experience, you can try to contact your local Primary and Secondary schools requesting the opportunity to visit the school and observe lessons.