About our school experience
- You will observe a range of lessons and complete a number of different activities designed to give you a thorough understanding of a school day from a teacher's perspective. This could include working with students in class, supporting teaching activities alongside the class teacher or talking to students about their work. You will also have the opportunity to talk to a key member of staff, should you have any questions arising during the day
- Start and finish times
8.30am to 4pm
Subject to individual discussion and circumstance.
- Dress code
Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings
- Teacher training
Windsor Academy Trust offers the School Direct initial teacher training programme in partnership with the University of Birmingham. We work with the University in recruiting and selecting trainees and provide a high-quality training programme which leads to the award of PGDipEd (worth 60 Master's credits) with QTS at Secondary level.
As well as offering our own School Direct initial teacher training programme in partnership with the University of Birmingham, we have three strategic partners who we work closely with to offer school placements as part of their training programmes:
University of Birmingham
Haybridge Alliance SCITT
St John Bosco Teaching School Alliance
Finally, we work with Teach First as a number of our schools can offer Teach First trainee placements.
Links to more information about our school
- Must have a degree
- Photo identification: passport or driving licence or other similar photographic ID
- They must be seeking a School Direct teaching training placement at a school within our Trust or one of our partner ITE providers.
- DBS check required
Yes - when in school. All participants will need to have a current clear DBS certificate. Please bring this with you and photographic ID on the day of your visit.
- Water Street, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Yes - on site parking provided
There is limited parking on site, but candidates are able to make use of the parking spaces available. Priority will not normally be provided during the experience.
- School phases
- Secondary (11 to 16)