|Date||School phase||Experience type|
|11 December 2023||
Geography, Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dance, Design and technology, Drama, English, French, German, History, Maths, Music, Physical education, Physics, Religious education, Social sciences, and Spanish
|In school||Start request|
The Downs School
About our school experience
Our school experience days provide you with the opportunity to experience life day to day life in our busy school environment. You will experience first hand how our students learn and have the opportunity to talk to some of our trainees who have undertaken our school led route into teaching. Members of our teacher training team will also be available to provide advice on your application and answer any queries you might have.
There will be a short welcome and introduction session. We'll draw up a schedule of lessons for you to observe for your day giving you as much scope as possible to see a variety of different classes / key stages. We have 5 period day with each period being one hour. There is a break at 11.10 until 11.30am and then lunch from 1.30 - 2.10pm.
Please bring a packed lunch and photo identification.
- Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.00pm
Individual needs will be considered but details must be given in advance.
- Dress code
Cover up tattoos, Smart casual
- Teacher training
We work with the OTT SCITT to develop and deliver our programmes from September 2024
Links to more information about our school
- Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
- They must live within 20 miles of the school
- Photo identification: Passport / driving license
- DBS check required
No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.
- Manor Crescent, Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD
Yes - on site parking provided
There is car parking on the school site subject to availability.
- Disability and access details
- School phases
- Secondary (11 to 16)
- Art and design
- Business studies
- Design and technology
- Physical education
- Religious education
- Social sciences