School Experience Programme
Green Spring Academy Shoreditch has a track record of supporting potential teacher applicants and Beginning Teachers in their early career. We support several universities to host PGCE placements and also employ teachers on the Teach First and School Direct schemes. In 2017-18 we have three Salaried School Direct places, working alongside the Institute for Education and East London Teaching Schools Alliance. We are proud to support the School Experience Programme (SEP), which offers you an opportunity to visit the academy to gain experience in a secondary school. The SEP will strengthen your application and preparation for interview for your chosen ITE programme and give you an insight into teaching.
What happens on a School Experience Programme?
We offer bespoke programmes from 1-10 days, planned around your particular interests and availability, and will include opportunities to observe and support the learning of students in a range of lessons across the school. You will also be able to meet with teachers to find out more about your potential career.
The initial school day usually begins at 8.00am with breakfast, during which you can meet your host teachers. The visit will usually finish at 3:30pm, although you may be able to join in with afterschool activities, or staff meetings after this.