Open days

The best way to find out what the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT can offer is to come and visit us. All events are open to both School Centred ITT applicants and School Direct applicants.

Teaching Taster Days

Secondary

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering a career in teaching to spend a day at Toot Hill School, an outstanding secondary school on the outskirts of Nottingham and close to both the Leicestershire and Lincolnshire borders. Toot Hill School is the lead school in the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT and the Torch Teaching School Alliance. The day will involve a tour of the school, an observation of a lesson in the chosen subject area, a presentation on different routes into teaching and a question and answer session with a recently qualified teacher.

There will be opportunities during the course of the day to talk informally to staff and to ask any questions you may have.

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday 10th October 2018
  • Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Thursday 7th February 2019
  • Tuesday 12th March 2019
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019
  • Thursday 27th June 2019

8.30am - 3.30pm

Venue: Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham NG13 8BL
Venue website: www.toothillschool.co.uk

To book your place, please complete the form below.

Primary

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering a career in Primary education to spend a day in one of our Partnership Schools. The day will comprise of a tour of the school, a presentation on the routes into teaching, drop-in sessions to either KS1 or KS2 classes and a question and answer session.

Dates, times and venues:

  • Friday 5th October 2018
    Firbeck Primary School, Firbeck Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FB
  • Tuesday 27th November 2018
    Victoria Primary School, Ainsworth Drive, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 1FX
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019
    Westdale Junior School, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6ET
  • Friday 8th March 2019
    Firbeck Primary School, Firbeck Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FB
  • Tuesday 2nd April 2019
    Victoria Primary School, Ainsworth Drive, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 1FX
  • Tuesday 14th May 2019
    Westdale Junior School, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6ET

To book your place, please complete the form below.

School Experience Weeks

Toot Hill School offers a variety of opportunities to people considering a career in education and are pleased to offer a week's work experience or individual days for those interested in teaching, considering a career change or for anyone who has already applied for a place on a teacher training course.

It is advisable to gain school experience prior to commencing an initial teacher training course.

In order to attend a School Experience Week, you must have attended one of our Taster Days prior to the week.

What you will receive:

  • An introduction to Toot Hill School and the community we teach.
  • Discussion into training routes.
  • A tour of the school.
  • A day in a life of a student – Track a pupil for the day.
  • An insight into being a tutor.
  • A week in a department of the subject you wish to teach, where you will get to observe lessons.

A DBS is required when attending the School Experience Week. The application process can take up to 8 weeks.

"Great eye opener to teaching in a warm & welcoming environment. An absolute must!"

Kristian Roebuck 7/2/18

"I found the Taster Day to be a great opportunity to get a feel for the range of activities taking place within a school at all key stages. All staff were really friendly and there were lots of opportunities to ask questions in an informal friendly setting. Thanks very much!"

Sophie Batchelor 21/11/17

"SCITT Taster Day gave the type of experience that really helped me make my mind up about applying for ITT."

Helen Kearsley-Cree 16/11/17

"No question was too much, their passion shined. Thank you!"

Leila Mills 16/11/17

"Fantastic experience and crucial for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in teaching."

Samuel Weaver 16/11/17

"The Taster Day gave me a vital insight into the world of teaching, it allowed me to realise my certainty for the future. Victoria Primary is an incredible school, a school that shapes the lives of everyone who attends."

Joshua Jennings 12/10/17

"I feel so much more at ease about the whole application process!"

Katie Wilkinson 3/10/17

"The Taster Day gave me a full insight into the eventful, supportive and exciting nature of the SCITT programme!"

Grace Grantham 3/10/17

Taster Day Application Form

Please use the form below to book a place on one of our Taster Days (see above for dates/times/venues).

This form is used to collect information regarding your interest in booking a place on one of our Taster Days and will only be used for this purpose. We need the information collected here to enable us to manage this process effectively. The information is for internal use only and will be stored on our internal servers. This information will be kept in line with our data retention policy.

We will use your contact details to share information with you that is relevant to this process.

If you have any concerns please contact us before you proceed.

Our full privacy notice is available to download here.

School Experience Week Application Form

There are currently no School Experience Week dates available.