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Teaching Work Experience

As a Federation of Academies, we endeavour to support those who are seeking to pursue a career in teaching. In some cases, this involves sampling a day or two in a school to see whether this is a viable career. In other cases, people have already decided that a career in teaching is what they desire and now they need to build a portfolio of evidence of time spent in schools liaising with teachers and students in advance of an application for teaching.

We subscribe to the DfE School Experience Programme (SEP). To join the SEP, you must hold a first class or 2:1 degree and be considering teaching in a range subjects including secondary English, mathematics, chemistry, physics, modern foreign languages (MFL) or computer science.

You can also apply as an undergraduate if you:

  • are in your final year of studying for a degree in one of these subjects, and
  • are interested in teaching one of these subjects, and
  • are predicted at least a 2:1 degree

Further details and application forms are available at:

It must be noted that in order to spend time in our academies you will require a DBS check. This is part of our safeguarding policy. In applying to the School Experience Programme, the academy will process your DBS application and in certain subjects the DfE will fund it.