About our school experience
- We frequently welcome visitors to our school, particularly those considering a career in teaching, and we have strong links with local providers of PGCE courses. We have several trainees working on placement in our school, and you will experience a highly professional, supportive and friendly learning environment for all. You can come for a visit for one day, or for longer, up to a week. You will be assigned a subject teacher and given a timetable of different lessons to observe in the department and across the school. You will be able to meet with the PGCE Lead Mentor and have a tour of the school. You will find out about the various routes into teacher training available locally. You will be able to meet with the head of department and talk with subject teachers about their lessons. You will experience daily life, systems, routines and structures in our school, and will see the positive working atmosphere and excellent working relationships in all areas of our school community.
- Start and finish times
8:15am to 3:30pm
If you need a later start time, or an earlier finish time, due to other commitments, please let us know and we shall come to an agreement regarding times.
- Dress code
Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings
- Teacher training
We offer placements for trainees at the universities of Gloucestershire, Worcester and Bath Spa; GITEP SCITT, Prince Henry's SCITT and Cleeve School Direct. The PGCE Lead Mentor is also Lead Mentor for the university of Gloucestershire' s teacher training programme. We are currently preparing to offer the opportunity to deliver the Best Practice Network Teacher Apprenticeship.
Links to more information about our school
- Must have a degree
- Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
- DBS check required
Yes - when in school. Please provide proof of your DBS check on arrival in reception, along with your passport or driving licence.
We offer school experience placements throughout the academic year.
- School experience type
- In school
- Winston Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 2RB
Yes - on site parking provided
Park in the visitors' section of the school car park, which is on the right as you drive in.
- School phases
- Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
- Art and design
- Business studies
- Design and technology
- Media studies
- Physical education
- Religious education
- Social sciences