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School Experience Placements and Teaching Internships

Please note that we are not currently allowing visitors onto the school site due to the Coronavirus, but below lines out what we usually offer to people who are thinking of joinning the teaching professio.  We are very keen to support your career ambitions once we are able to admit visitors into our school again.


School Experience Placements

We encourage people who are considering teaching as a career to spend time with us at Gillingham School. Initially, we offer people one day's experience although this can be increased after your initial visit.

Your experience will mainly consist of observing lessons in the subject area that you are interested in. You will have the opportunity to talk to teachers and children about the lessons that you see or about other aspects of learning. You can ask them any questions that you might have regarding education, teacher training, school life, etc. Your visit should give you a real insight into teaching and how you see yourself fitting into the role.

School experience placements are available in all subjects in school and we offer teacher training through the School Direct programme in conjunction with the Mid-Somerset Consortium. 

You can apply for a school experience placement via the Department for Education page https://schoolexperience.education.gov.uk/candidates/schools/113882 or by contacting Greg Wright by email gwright@gillingham-dorset.co.uk or phone 01747 822222.  You can also contact Greg if you would like to discuss a possible placement.

Teaching Internships

Our teaching internship programme at Gillingham School is aimed at current university students or recent graduates who are considering a career in education and want to find out more about teaching in our excellent school.

Initially we will invite you into school for one day and following that we may offer you further experience in school. The programme allows you to spend time working directly with young people and inspirational teachers to gain hands-on experience of life in a dynamic and vibrant school.

Internships are designed to help you decide if teaching might be the career for you so we are looking for people with a passion for their subject and a curiosity about the world of education.

Successful completion of an internship at Gillingham School can help secure place on our School Direct programme.

To discuss an internship at Gillingham School please contact Greg Wright by email gwright@gillingham-dorset.co.uk or phone 01747 822222.