Bespoke School Experience Programme

Want to apply, but need some experience or want to confirm that teaching is the right career for you? Take a look at our bespoke School Experience Programme

When applying for School Direct, you will be required to demonstrate that you have gained some relevant experience in a school to support your application. This experience is also an important part of evidencing why you have been inspired to train to teach, and in evidencing your motivation to teach. Of course, direct experience also allows you to ensure that you can confirm that teaching is definitely the career for you!

If you are already working in a school in a support role for example, you are likely to have this experience. You may of course still register to participate if you want to gain greater experience in a more specific department. If you do not have any school experience, you will need to participate in a School Experience Programme before applying for School Direct.

The TTSA is delighted to offer potential applicants the opportunity to register now for our bespoke School Experience Programme. This offers you the chance to be part of the team at the lead school in the TTSA, Trinity Academy Halifax, for anything between one and ten days.

You can join the Science, PE, Humanities (Geography/History/RE), Business Studies, ICT, Design & Performance (Drama/Art/Technology/Music), English or Maths department to gain experience and be inspired by what your future might hold if you choose to train to teach. Trinity Academy Halifax is a state-of-the-art, outstanding academy, and in 2016 secured its best ever GCSE and A-level results. The progress students make means that the academy is the top performing school in the locality, and amongst the best nationally for student progress. You will be able to experience world-class teaching in action, and see the difference that this makes to the future of children and young people.

The programme is very much tailored to your needs and how it can support you to submit the strongest possible application. Along with the opportunity to see and support outstanding teaching in action, you will be given the chance to speak to teachers about their career, hear their tips and ask your questions.

We understand that some applicants may be working, and a range of dates are on offer, enabling you to plan in your experience around existing commitments.

How to book

  • Programme registration is priced at £10 (flat fee regardless of the number of days you require). However, this is refundable if you then proceed with your application and make the TTSA your first choice on your UCAS application.
  • To register, please click here to input your details and pay your registration fee.
  • A member of the team will then telephone you to tell you about the dates we have available, and discuss what you want to achieve from your tailored experience.

Looking for primary school experience or would like to undertake your experience at a different school?

We may be able to arrange experience through the support of our partner schools. Please contact us to discuss this if it is something you require.