Extended School Experience Programme

Extended School Experience Programme

Are you a 6th former considering going into teaching?

What is it?

The Extended School Experience Programme allows current 6th form students within one of the Teach SouthEast (TSE) partner schools (or a former student in a 6th form of a TSE school), the opportunity to gain experience within schools whilst at University. If you are interested in teaching as a career, you can then return to a Teach SouthEast school to complete your teacher training year once you have completed your degree

Why do it?

It is essential to get some school experience before you apply for Initial Teacher Training with TSE because:

  • The three year programme will introduce you to teaching and help you to decide whether teaching is for you.
  • It will give you the opportunity to work with students and experience how rewarding this can be.
  • By actually spending time within school, observing lessons and speaking to teachers, you will get a real flavour of what it is like to teach in a secondary school today. 
  • You will receive some basic training in learning and teaching to give you an introduction into the world of teaching
  • It will also give you valuable experience to support your application to training providers should you decide to go ahead with teacher training.
  • As part of the interview process for Initial Teacher Training, you will be required to teach part of a lesson.  This is much less daunting if you have observed lessons.

How do you do it?

If you are currently in a 6th form college or another school’s 6th form and was a former Jubilee High student, please contact info@jubileehigh.surrey.sch.uk for further details.

Outline of the programme

Next steps

If you are selected for the programme, you will be asked to provide a brief written account of why you are interested in taking part. Selected students will then be invited to a selection day. Successful participants will then gain experience, whilst at University, within the school they originally attended. There may be opportunity to visit an ‘away’ school in the second year.