Classroom Taster Days
Considering teaching in a Secondary school? Want to spend time in class and see how lessons work when you're not a pupil? Need to find out out more about training to teach?
Our taster days are held throughout the year and will give you the experience and information you need to decide whether to train to teach.
After a guided tour of the school, you’ll have an information session about training to teach, the school-led route to gaining your PGCE (was School Direct) and what it would be like to train with us. We’ll also give you a guide to observing lessons and different techniques to look out for during your day in class.
You’ll spend the rest of the day observing classes, so you can see what goes into teaching, get a feel for the classrooms and decide whether this is the career for you.
Who is it aimed at?
Anyone considering training with the Rural Schools Alliance, or future trainees that have already secured a place with us and want to gain some experience in school, including:
- Recent graduates or those in the final year of their degree who are considering teaching at Secondary school
- Career changers who are thinking about retraining and starting a new career as a teacher
- Anyone wanting to know more about the school-based route for Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
You can request a ‘Classroom Taster Day’ by contacting the Rural Schools Alliance using the links below or via the government’s ‘Get school experience’ website.
If you click the links below, a new email will open addressed to us. Please add your details, including your name and the subject you’re interested in, and send it. We’ll reply as soon as we can during term time.