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Interested in an internship?

What is it?

We are offering a new, three-week internship programme which incorporates a paid scheme for secondary maths, computing and physics undergraduates (£300 pw) and an unpaid scheme for all other secondary subjects and primary teaching. Our aim is to help undergraduates in all subjects explore how rewarding and challenging a career in teaching can be.

As part of the programme, interns will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of school life, including: 

· Taking part in a bespoke training programme with other interns.

· Working closely with a mentor in a placement school to observe and teach lessons.

· The chance to meet with ECTs and SCITT trainees to get their perspective on the realities of  teacher training.


Why do it?

· To gain a true understanding of what a career in teaching involves.

· To receive high quality training from outstanding teachers in outstanding schools.

· To meet other interns in a similar position to you.

· To accelerate your interview process for our SCITT.

· To gain valuable and unique work experience for whatever you go on to do in the future, as well as a formal written reference from your mentor.


What do we need from our interns?

· We need you to commit to at least two weeks of the four-week programme. We would strongly encourage participation in the full four weeks, but understand this might not be possible for some students and we can be flexible.

· You will be given a Learning Journal to complete during the programme in which we will ask you to reflect on your training, what you have observed and your own teaching experiences; this is a key skill that all teachers need to apply to their practice every day.

· We want you to be inquisitive and interested. We will encourage you to ask plenty of questions and throw yourself into the life of your placement school.


‘The internship was a brilliant hands-on experience that gave me a wealth of knowledge about life as a primary school teacher. The programme gave me the best opportunity to gain first-hand experience teaching, observing and helping to plan lessons.’ – Intern 2021