Gaining School Experience

Applicants are recommended to obtain some recent school experience. Completing some recent school experience before interview means that you will have first-hand experience to refer to during the interview process.

The White Rose Alliance lead school, King James´s School, has experience in all departments of hosting visitors who are considering teaching as a career. School experience visitors receive a brief induction to the school, followed by the opportunity to observe lessons, meet staff & current trainees informally (dependent on staff/trainee timetables & availability). Wherever possible we will also try to accommodate requests for more specific experiences such as eg. visiting the King James´s School thriving Learning Support department. During 2017/18 King James´s School will be offering experience visits for potential 2018/19 White Rose Alliance applicants on Wednesdays & Thursdays whenever operationally possible. For most subjects experience can be booked through the Get into Teaching online portal once you have registered with them (portal bookings are subject to department confirmation), otherwise you can contact us direct.

To enquire about obtaining school experience or for further information please email