School Taster Day

As a Teaching School we take a leading responsibility to provide and assure Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in the area. We are dedicated to supporting aspiring teachers to join the profession. We have established an excellent track record in terms of training through our historic links with the Universities of Chichester, Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton. We offer our own School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme through the Wildern Partnership SCITT.

In order to offer the best possible experience to those looking to embark on ITT we are pleased to offer a taster day for eligible applicants looking to teach Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, French, German, Maths, Music, Physical Education, Physics or Spanish. To be eligible for a place you will have already completed your degree, or be in your final year, and have achieved or be predicted to achieve a 2:2 or above.

Places are extremely limited and are bound to be filled fast. At least five working days notice is required to book a place.

To make a booking please click here. Upon receipt of your booking we will e-mail you to request further details including the subject that you would like to observe before confirming your booking.

If you have any problems please e-mail

Thursday 5th October 2017 - fully booked

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - fully booked

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - fully booked

Monday 27th November 2017 - fully booked

Tuesday 12th December 2017 - fully booked

Monday 15th January 2018 - fully booked

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - fully booked

Wednesday 7th February 2018 - fully booked

Thursday 1st March 2018

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Monday 23rd April 2018

Tuesday 5th June 2018

The days run from 8.45am to 2pm and are designed to offer potential trainees the opportunity to experience a large school in action, gaining an insight into what happens in the classroom and to reintroduce you to the school environment. You will observe subject specific lessons and to ensure a focus for the observation you will be asked to record your thoughts and reflections. The day ends with a group feedback session.