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.

Virtual 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 2021.

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 12th January 2021
  • Thursday 21st January 2021
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Thursday 25th February 2021
  • Wednesday 24th March 2021

Currently being held virtually due to COVID.

All Virtual Open Evenings will run from 4.30pm - 6.00pm.

To book your place, please complete the form below.

School Experience 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 21st October 2020
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
  • Thursday 19th November 2020
    NUAST, 93 Abbey Street, Nottingham, NG7 2PL
  • Tuesday 8th December 2020
    Newark Academy, London Road, New Balderton, Newark, Notts NG24 3AL
  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL
  • Tuesday 16th March 2021
    Newark Academy, London Road, New Balderton, Newark, Notts NG24 3AL
  • Thursday 22nd April 2021
    Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8BL

Currently being held virtually due to COVID.

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:

  • Monday 12th October 2020
    Firbeck Primary School, Firbeck Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FB
  • Tuesday 24th November 2020
    Firbeck Primary School, Firbeck Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FB
  • Tuesday 26th January 2021
    Victoria Primary School, Ainsworth Drive, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 1FX
  • Tuesday 2nd March 2021
    Victoria Primary School, Ainsworth Drive, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 1FX
  • Monday 26th April 2021
    Westdale Junior School, Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6ET

Currently being held virtually due to COVID.

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.

"The virtual open evening taught me a lot about what to expect in my training year and what it takes to teach. It also gave me a lot of inspiration and help for writing my personal statement. The team are so welcoming of any type of question. They enhanced my confidence to apply for Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT. I am really excited to begin my training with the fabulous leaders and cohort in August."

Bethan Dawkins – 24/11/20

"The school experience was helpful and inspiring, as well as the faculty coming across as friendly and inviting. I would certainly recommend any aspiring teachers to engage in one, if they are looking to be reassured or have their questions answered."

Ryan Collins – 21/10/20

"During Covid-19, I found the virtual session very useful as it gave me an insight on how the course was run, how many students took part per year and the general timetable for the year ahead. It was good to meet a student actually on the course (virtually) who could tell us what it was really like. It gave me the impression that this was a friendly welcoming environment, one that I wanted to join."

Gabriel Chow – 21/10/20

"The virtual session inspired me to pursue my passion for becoming a teacher. Could not recommend enough!"

Fraser McDermid – 21/10/20

"The in-school experience and online event really gave me an invaluable insight into how schools operate. I enjoyed being able to talk and ask questions to the staff and trainee teachers, to further my understanding of the PGCE training year."

Grace Fisher – 21/10/20

"I found the virtual open evening session I attended very helpful and it was a great insight into the SCITT programme. I liked how the presenters shared further resources for information including their social media pages. I have enjoyed reading regular blog posts by current/former trainees and hear how the program has helped them in their careers."

Clare Lehane – 15/10/20

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 only 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.

Virtual Open Evening Application Form

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

This form is used to collect information regarding your interest in booking a place on one of our Virtual Open Evenings 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 only 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.