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The Ruth Gorse Academy

An SEP day at one of The GORSE Academies Trust academies will allow you to observe excellent teaching and learning across the full range of Key Stages. You will have the opportunity not only to observe lessons but also see a range of teaching styles, as well as talking to key professionals about routes into teaching. You may also be able to speak to many of our trainees and alumni about their route into teaching and how they found their teacher training year and the subsequent ECT year. At the beginning or end of your day you will also be met by the Professional Mentor in each academy to reflect on your day and see if we can support your journey into teaching any further.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must have a degree
  • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
  • Please contact us regarding any relation to a student at our schools prior to booking.

GORSE SCITT is the Outstanding teacher training arm of The GORSE Academies Trust. Our SEP offer is an opportunity for you to “try before you apply” to train in our Outstanding and World Class schools in both the Primary and the Secondary phases. Please visit our website:

Our SEP offer is:

You can spend one day in one of our Trust schools or in one of our partner schools, in the first instance and this will be free of charge.

We do not, for this day, require a DBS as you will be fully escorted at all times.

You need to either already hold a degree, ideally with a classification of a 2:2 or above, or be in your second or third year of your studies

Further days can be considered if it is your intention to apply to us for a place on our programme.

Art and design, Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Citizenship, Computing, Design and technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Languages (other), Maths, Music, Physical education, Physics, and Religious education
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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
Black Bull Street
West Yorkshire
LS10 1HW
DBS check required

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

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings

Start and finish times

8am to 3.10pm


Not available on site

Parking available at CitiPark - Armouries Dr, Leeds, LS10 1LE.

Teacher training offered

GORSE SCITT, an Outstanding provider of Teacher Training, co-ordinates the school experience programmes running in its various partner schools. This allows, for many people a seamless route from School Experience to a well-informed application for teacher training

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