Gaining School Experience

As of April 2018 the DfE have removed the requirement for applicants for teacher training to have completed school experience before applying or starting a teacher training course.

The White Rose Alliance recommend applicants try to obtain some recent school experience if possible. Completing some recent school experience before interview or starting your course, means that you will have first-hand experience to refer to & it will help you during your course.

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 2018/19 King James´s School will be offering experience visits for potential 2019/20 White Rose Alliance applicants on Wednesdays & Thursdays whenever operationally possible.

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