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Covid Recovery

The school year 2020/21 will be substantially affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.  All Minster Teaching School Alliance work will be flexible and adapt to the changing situation. This will include CPD events being hosted online in the first instance. We will endeavour to respond to need and keep you informed of arrangements throughout the year as we adapt to the situation, at the same time as continuing to support school improvement.

As an Alliance, we usually offer the opportunity for you to come and visit our host schools as part of a ‘Get Into Teaching’ event.   At present, we are unable to welcome prospective teachers into our schools, but please continue to check this page for dates in the future.

Work Experience

The Minster Teaching School Alliance is pleased to offer work experience to individuals who are considering teaching as a career. Work experience in a school is highly recommended and valued by all universities and schools running Initial Teacher Training courses. Most universities now expect prospective teachers to spend at least 10 days in schools prior to applying for a teacher training course.

At the Minster School we have 3 weeks available for this type of experience. During the week we aim to give participants the widest experience we can.

What will the week include?

The week will include:

  • An introduction to the Minster School
  • Discussion of training routes into teaching
  • A tour of the school
  • Observation of teaching in a subject area
  • The chance to talk to current trainees and Newly Qualified Teachers about their experiences
  • Opportunities to meet with staff with responsibility for pastoral care and Special Educational Needs

Please note that the programmes for these weeks will be very similar so you only need to attend one. 

Dates for 2020-21 will be published in due course.

Places during these weeks will be limited both in total and within each department of the school. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to discuss work experience further please contact:

Mrs Alison Hallam
ITE & NQT Co-ordinator 
01636 817 000