The Polesworth School
About our school experience
Gain experience in an outstanding mainstream state secondary school and make an informed choice about getting into teaching.
Become fully immersed in the life of a teacher! Meet the staff and departments who teach our young people. With your own timetable and guidance on how to make the most of your experience, there will be plenty of opportunity to network with existing trainees, former trainees and subject mentors as well as the chance to discuss how you can develop your own teaching career through our School Direct Partnership.
- Start and finish times
09.00 to 13.10
The times given are the standard times for a Taster Day which is designed to give the candidate maximum experience whilst causing minimum disruption to the school. However, these times can be tweaked, please contact the school to arrange.
- Dress code
Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings, Smart casual
- Teacher training
We are Lead School for the Community Academies Trust (CAT) Institute of Education and work with secondary and primary schools based across Warwickshire (Leamington Spa, Warwick, Nuneaton, Polesworth, Kingsbury, Tamworth, Lichfield and Telford), as well as the Universities of Warwick and Derby.
Links to more information about our school
- Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
- Must have a degree
- Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
- DBS check required
No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.
We don't accept school experience visitors during the school holidays or during public examination periods. Visits to Maths and Science are held on Wednesdays, all other departments are upon application.
- School experience type
- Both Virtual and In school
- Dordon Road, Dordon, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 1QT
Yes - on site parking provided
There is on site parking available. You may have to double park. If you find this to be the case, please give your registration and contact number to Reception when you sign in, just on the off chance that you are asked to move your car.
- School phases
- Primary (4 to 11), Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
- Art and design
- Business studies
- Design and technology