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Rushey Mead Academy

We are a secondary school based in Leicester providing an enriching, high quality comprehensive community education service for all learners.

We believe in providing the best mix of support and challenge to help students achieve their academic potential whilst maximising their wellbeing and growth as a young person, ready to tackle the complex and competitive world of further study and work.

We exist to make a positive difference to the life chances of children and young people and to our wider community and believe that any young person from any background deserves an equal chance to be successful in whatever they choose to do.

We want to share our love of learning with young people in order to open the doors to their futures and prepare them with the knowledge and confidence to thrive in a competitive world.

We support pupils to become knowledgeable, conscious, compassionate, and happy people who make a positive difference wherever life takes them.

We are proud to be part of TMET (The Mead Educational Trust) and benefit from working closely with primary and secondary schools within the Trust. This growing partnership brings access to a world-class education network and high-quality professional development for our staff.

About our school experience


The day will provide you with an invaluable insight into what teaching is like through observation of lessons, meeting experienced teachers, finding out more about safeguarding, pupil progress, pastoral support and the Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT training programme along with the application process.

No DBS is required for a day in school.

Start and finish times
7:45am to 1:00pm
Dress code

Business dress

No denim, jeans, shorts, short skirts or trainers

Teacher training

We are partners with the Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT who are an accredited provider of teacher training in secondary schools. The aim of school experience visit is to support and enhance any application for teaching training.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Photo ID will be required for all delegates, even where a new DBS check is not needed.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7AN
Map showing Rushey Mead Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking is available in main school car park. Directions will be sent out shortly before the 'Teacher Taster' commences.

Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 7AN
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish