Teacher Training Taster Day

Course dates

Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 9am-3pm


Sir Thomas Rich’s & Barnwood Park School



How to book

Email teachingschool@strs.org.uk to reserve your place.


Interested in a career as a teacher? If you are considering a career change, or looking into teacher training when you graduate from university, join us on one of our taster days to find out more.

Run in partnership with the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP), these in-school days provide an opportunity to meet students, teachers, trainee teachers and teacher trainers. You’ll get a flavour of teaching and a better idea of what a teacher’s day is like. They also provide a great opportunity to get the answers to all your questions about teacher training!

The taster session on 23rd January offers a unique opportunity to experience two different secondary schools on the same day. Arriving at Rich’s at 9am for registration and a welcome talk from a member of the School’s Senior Management Team, the day continues with a guided learning tour of the School, followed by reflections. A minibus will then transfer you to nearby Barnwood Park School, where a member of the Senior Management Team will welcome you, and you will observe a lesson.

The minibus will transfer you back to Rich’s for lunch, with the opportunity meet and chat with Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and current teacher trainees. The taster continues with a presentation on routes into teaching and the financial help and bursaries available, and concludes with reflections on the day.

Contact us on the above email address for more information or to reserve your place.