There is an expectation that our applicants will have school, youth work or some form of voluntary experience of working with children. At this point, if you don’t already have this experience, we would recommend that you investigate gaining some experience by visiting or working in a school or similar type environment to establish that working with children meets with your expectations. The Get Into Teaching website has a wealth of useful information including arranging visits in schools, more details about entry requirements and funding for your training.
Please visit our Events page to see the latest School Experience Days scheduled in many of our partnership schools.
Volunteering for after school or summer holiday youth groups is also an excellent way of gaining experience in working with children. Please contact your local school or LEA for more details.
Many of our trainees have also worked in a Learning Support or Cover Supervisor role in order to gain invaluable school experience prior to applying for our Initial Teacher Training programme. Most job vacancies can be found on Hampshire County Council’s Hantsweb site.