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School Experience Programme 

Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our School Experience Programme has been affected and we are not currently able to offer school experience as detailed below.

We will be able to offer you the opportunity to speak to an experienced teacher and the staff of the Teaching School will answer any questions you may have.  You may also be able to speak to a current trainee and we will share with you information about the school.  These will be offered virtually at present and if and when we can return to face-2-face school experience we will publish this.

Do not hesitate to contact Lesley Trigger, Train Teach Lead Manager at training@st-james.bolton.sch.uk if you have any questions.

When we are able to return to face-2-face School Experience it will involve the following:

Thinking of Teaching, but need some school experience?

Gaining classroom experience before starting your initial teacher training (ITT) can help you be sure that a career in teaching is right for you. It can also support your application for ITT by spending some time in a classroom and speaking to experienced teachers and school staff. 

What will the day involve?

  • Welcome & introduction to the School from a member of the Train Teach Lead Partnership
  • Guided tour of the school and all departments
  • Shadow a Teacher in your chosen area (where possible)
  • Meet Current Trainees (When Available)
  • Review & feedback of the day

 There are Limited places available.

Our partnership currently offers school experience opportunities to candidates who do not currently hold an ITT place. To register and book your school experience days please visit the site below.

Get School Experience


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