School Experience Programme

If you’re considering a career in teaching physics, it is important that you spend some time in a school observing physics lessons.

Gaining classroom experience before starting initial teacher training (ITT) will help you be sure that a career in teaching is right for you. School experience is a prerequisite for many training providers, it can also support your application for ITT.

School Experience Programme

Benefits of School Experience

  • Speaking to experienced teachers and staff
  • Often people find that the school environment has changed since their time at school; getting back into the classroom gives you a better idea of what to expect as a new teacher
  • Spending time in a classroom can confirm your desire to teach
  • Classroom experience shows tutors that you are taking teaching seriously
  • Visiting a school may assist you in securing employment there in the future


Further Information

Please note that the Institute of Physics’ School Experience Programme is not available at this time. School experience can be arranged through the Department for Education’s website.

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