School Experience Days

Gain valuable teaching experience and an insight into what it’s like to be a teacher.

School Experience Days

Looking for school teaching experience?

We have the following school experience days available for you to book:

School experience allows you to learn more about teaching by visiting schools.

It can help you:

  • decide if you want to train to be a teacher
  • discover which setting you’d prefer to teach in (primary or secondary)
  • build a relationship with a school you might want to work with later

When to get your school experience

If you’re considering going into teaching, you may want to do school experience before you apply for teacher training.


You can request school experience if you:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • have a degree (or are studying for one)
  • have the right to work in the UK

Discovery School Experience Days

Experience a day in the life of one of our incredible schools.  During the day, you will experience the following:

  • Tour of the school and information about the school context
  • Talking with our Lead Headteacher for the SCITT
  • Meeting our Early Career Lead and trainees to find out about the trainee experience
  • Time in two classes in either EYFS, KS1 and KS2 to experience the role of teacher and immersion in the classroom/school life

How do I book a School Experience Day?

To book your school experience day either follow the link below or email, to organise a bespoke experience to suit your availability.



Looking for outstanding School-centred Teacher Training?

Discovery Trust are a proud partner of Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training.

By working in partnership, we are able to offer a school-centred training route into teaching, giving you ‘hands-on’ experience whilst working towards your QTS and PGCE.