School Experience Programme

Getting some classroom experience can help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It can also strengthen your application and help prepare you for potential interviews.

During your placement at Soar Valley you will have the opportunity to:
• talk to teachers about day-to-day school life
• observe teaching and pastoral work
• watch a range of lessons in specific subjects
• find out about the wider aspects of the profession
• find out about routes into teaching

All of this will give you valuable insight into life as a teacher and provide a useful reference point for your application and interviews.
Each participant will be required to pay £60 for DBS check six weeks in advance of the placement date in order to secure the school experience. This will be organised by the school. The placement will be for five days – Monday – Friday.
How to take part

Please click on the link which will take you to the Department of Education Website where you can register your interest.

Register for School Experience

Dates for 2017/18

Week commencing 13th November 2017
Week commencing 22nd January 2018
Week commencing 16th April 2018.


If you would like further information, please contact Mrs Stone by calling the school or emailing