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.

Information Open Evening

Interested in a career in teaching?

The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT is holding an information evening for anyone who is considering training to teach, including current teaching assistants, career changers, anyone returning to work after a career-break, teachers trained overseas and those graduating in summer 2020.

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019, 5.00pm-7.00pm

Venue: NUAST, 93 Abbey Street, Nottingham NG7 2PL
Venue website: www.nuast.org.uk

Please confirm your intention to attend by emailing contact@teachnottinghamshire.co.uk or find out more information here.

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:

  • Tuesday 8th October 2019
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
  • Thursday 7th November 2019
    Newark Academy, London Road, New Balderton, Newark, Notts NG24 3AL
  • Tuesday 3rd December 2019
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
  • Thursday 6th February 2020
    Kirk Hallam Community Academy, Godfrey Drive, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4HH
  • Tuesday 17th March 2020
    Newark Academy, London Road, New Balderton, Newark, Notts NG24 3AL
  • Wednesday 29th April 2020
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
  • Wednesday 17th June 2020
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL

All Taster Days run from 9.00am - 2.00pm.

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:

  • Tuesday 1st October 2019
    Victoria Primary School, Ainsworth Drive, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 1FX
  • Friday 29th November 2019
    Westdale Junior School, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6ET
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020
    Victoria Primary School, Ainsworth Drive, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 1FX
  • Friday 20th March 2020
    Firbeck Primary School, Firbeck Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FB
  • Tuesday 2nd June 2020
    Westdale Junior School, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6ET

All Taster Days run from 9.00am - 2.00pm.

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.

"Fantastic day! The staff were extremely helpful and gave an in-depth insight to teaching!"

Emily Ulicki 1/5/19

"Today has been really inspiring and encouraged me to chase my passion and dream."

Amber Calladine 1/5/19

"Everyone was really friendly and made you feel very comfortable. Answered every question fully."

Becky Szabo 1/5/19

"A great insight on the options available for teacher training."

Kimberley Ahrens 12/3/19

"A useful experience to gain a real insight to a teaching career."

Russell Saunders 7/2/19

"I really enjoyed the school experience day as it gave me a fantastic insight to the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT and what to expect from teacher training."

Helen Dawson 20/11/18

"The Taster Day is a great opportunity to get an oversight of what secondary teaching and the SCITT programme is all about. I would thoroughly recommend it if you are considering applying."

Saara Masih – 10/10/18

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.