School experience

School experience is essential if considering training to be a teacher and candidates must have completed at least one full time week of recent experience in the classroom prior to applying to become a teacher.  

GLF Teacher Training has established an alliance of highly successful primary and secondary schools across Surrey and beyond and we offer the opportunity to gain school experience within our partnership. As our partnership schools offer a variety of diverse settings, you can gain a broad understanding of life within a primary or secondary school setting.

GLF School's Teacher Training offers 2 ways of gaining school experience via the School Experience Programme plus the Bespoke School Experience Programme.  Dates for this academic year will be released by the end of October 2017, so please keep checking our site for updates.

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The School Experience Programme (SEP)

This is run by the Department of Education and allows potential ITT candidates the opportunity to observe lessons within Glyn School and those within the SCITT partnership. When registering, Glyn School should be nominated as the host school.

For information on how to apply, please click here.


Bespoke School Experience

We also offer a two day Bespoke School Experience Programme which consists of a two hour session within a SCITT Partnership school followed by a day and half of lesson observations. The initial session covers the following:

  • introduction to the different routes into teaching
  • overview of the recruitment process and tips for a
  • successful application
  • insight into what you can expect from teacher training
  • guidance on how to observe lessons effectively

The cost for the two day course is £50 (payable in advance). Bookings for this route into work experience can be made by emailing here.

Dates for 2016/17 placement days (primary and secondary):

  1. 13 October 2016
  2. 17 November 2016
  3. 2 March 2017

Useful Links

Gov Education - Get into Teaching
Funding: Gov Education - Postgraduate Funding

Professional Skills Tests: STA Gov Education 

If you have any queries about Initial Teacher Training with Surrey SCITT, please contact us:


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