Teacher Training Taster Day

Course date

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 9am-3pm


Sir Thomas Rich’s, Gloucester GL2 0LF
Barnwood Park School, Gloucester GL4 3QU



How to book

Email the Sir Thomas Rich’s Teaching School Alliance on teachingschool@strs.org.uk to book your place.

Who should attend

Anyone with a degree who is considering a career in teaching.


If you are a graduate considering a career in teaching, or a career changer with a degree thinking about retraining as a teacher, please do join us on one of our Teacher Training Taster Days to find out more. Run in partnership with the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP), Taster 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, plus they also provide a great opportunity to get the answers to all your questions about teacher training.

Our Taster Day in January also offers a unique opportunity to experience two different secondary schools on the same day. Arriving at Sir Thomas 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 then transfers everyone to nearby Barnwood Park School, where a member of the Senior Management Team will welcome you and you will observe a lesson. The minibus transfers you back to Rich’s for lunch, with the opportunity to meet and talk with Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and current teacher trainees. The Taster Day then continues with a presentation on routes into teaching, and a look at the financial help and bursaries available, and concludes with reflections on the day.

For more information about a career in teaching, see www.gitep.org.uk.