Aston Academy

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course. Must have a degree
Your school experience will include a number of different activities. These will include an introduction to the faculty in the subject you wish to train, a meeting with the mentor in this subject area, observations of lessons, a tour of the school and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Physical education, Physics, Physics with maths, Religious education, and Spanish


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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Aughton Road
South Yorkshire
S26 4SF
Placement availability

We offer school experience days three times in an academic year. Depending on your subject the day will be different as the days have been chosen to maximise your experience.

The three experience weeks we offer are:
Week commencing 25th November 2019 - November closed
Week commencing 13th January 2020 - January closed
Week commencing 23rd March 2020 - March closed

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Safeguarding is a priority at Aston Academy and anyone without a current DBS will wear a red identity tag and be accompanied by a member of staff at all times.

Dress code

Business dress

Start and finish times

8.30am to 3.00pm


Yes - on site parking provided

There is ample parking on site. We ask visitors not to park on the hatched area at the front of school.

Teacher training offered

Aston Academy is the lead school for Aston Community Education Trust (ACET) School Direct. The trust has three secondary schools and eight primary schools covering Rotherham and Derbyshire. We have many other schools in our School Direct partnership across Rotherham, Derbyshire an Sheffield.

We are an ambitious trust who strive for excellence in all areas and our work with trainee teachers is no different. Our successes have been recognised by Ofsted who have judged us as a good provider.

We work with both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. We have long standing and close relationships with both universities.

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