School experience will support your teacher training application. Book an initial day in school where you can observe lessons, meet experienced teachers, find out more about the school, the training programme and the application  process. 

We can organise days in our community of primary or secondary schools. Complete the form below or book.

School Experience Days in Secondary:

Thomas Estley Community College (LE9 6PT)

9.00 - 3.30

Wednesday 10th June - TBC 

(please get in touch to be kept up to date)

School Experience Days in Primary:

Badgerbrook Primary School (LE8 6ZW)

No dates available at the moment 

(please get in touch to be kept up to date)

Cost :  £25 per day*

This is payable on the day either by cash or cheque. 

*The cost is refundable if you gain a place with Achieve with TELA School Direct 


Come into a secondary school for the afternoon to get a better understanding of teaching and experience a lesson (We will endeavor to place you in the subject of your choice).

1.45 - 3.30

No dates available at the moment

 (please get in touch to be kept up to date) 

Cost :  FREE

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''I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you all for having me in school over the last couple of days. I really enjoyed the experience, everyone I spoke to (not just the Geography staff) were really helpful and  easy to chat with and the two days has only further confirmed how much I want to do this...I look forward to coming back next month for the meet & greet session and really look forward to starting the course in September! If anything, I was a bit disappointed that I wasn't returning today!''

SB - School Experience Visitor 


“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to spend the day at your college. I had a great time and everyone else was so welcoming. The placement itself was such a great experience for me as it gave me the opportunity to get a real insight into teaching. I learnt a lot from that today, and I'm positive it's going to benefit me in my quest to becoming a great teacher. Thanks again for your time and a big thank you to all the teachers and pupils who made us all feel welcome.”

AP – School Experience Visitor 

“Everyone who is seriously considering teaching should complete a well-structured programme like the one offered with TELA as it allows you to truly and honestly see all aspects, positive and negative, to teaching and teacher training, something purely observational work nor volunteering comes close to matching.

 JK - School Experience Visitor (week programme)


Register your interest for the  School Experience Programme for 2020/21   

 Please contact us to reserve a place.