The Try Out Teaching Paid Internship Programme

*Please Note : the application window is now open*

Are you approaching your final year at university and thinking about a career in teaching Maths or Physics?  Receive £1200 tax free Bursary for a four week internship based at an outstanding school in North Warwickshire.

Funded by the government, our Try Out Teaching Internship Programme is an exciting new approach to teacher recruitment.  Not only will you receive a tax free Bursary of £300 per week during your internship, you will have the opportunity to work alongside teaching staff and pupils in an outstanding school.  Your internship will put you in the driving seat to make an informed decision as to whether or not teaching is the career for you.

  • You will be provided with a subject buddy and a professional mentor during your time with us. Together you will build a relationship that will transcend the internship experience and will help and support you throughout your time with us.
  • You will have the opportunity to start building up time in a school environment and begin collecting the evidence you will need as you start your teaching career.
  • You will be offered an induction into the school life and be invited to work with your own tutor group, alongside the existing Tutor.

If you decide, that teaching is for you, we will support you along every step of the application process.  You will be in an excellent position to be considered for School Direct vacancies in maths and physics within our partnership of schools.

Internships will normally commence in June, however, we appreciate that interns from different universities will have differing availability, so we are also offering flexible start dates to reflect this.

Here are some quotes from people who took part last year:

“Highlights were teaching and planning my own lessons, meeting the staff and supporting them in the classroom”

“It exceeded my initial expectations, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was immediately welcomed into the department.”

“Seeing behind the scenes of teaching.  I actually taught my own lesson at the end.  Lovely to feel like a member of the department.”

Job Description

HOW TO APPLY

*Please Note : the application window is now open*

Step 1: Complete your application

Step 2: Attend an interview

Step 3: Receive an offer, accept and take first steps into your career

Download the application form, complete and return it to m.borders@thepolesworthschool.com


How will we use your personal information?

The internship you are applying for is part-funded by the Department for Education (DfE).  DfE intends to evaluate the internship and the potential benefits to those who participate in it as well as the wider education sector.  To enable them to do this, we will provide the minimum information necessary to them to carry out their evaluation.

DfE (or a contracted organisation working on its behalf) may also:

  • Contact you to ask about your experiences of the internship. Please note that, if contacted, you will be under no obligation to take part. If you do, you will not be identified in any results of the evaluation and you can ask not to participate, or change your mind, at any time.
  • Link information you provide in your application form with other information about you which DfE already holds or to which it is lawfully permitted access.  This is to identify (for example) what kinds of qualifications applicants to this internship go on to achieve, how many go into teaching, and how long they are employed as teachers, without having to contact you repeatedly to ask you to update your information.

Security and confidentiality

DfE’s use of the information we share with them (or its contracted partner) will have no influence on the outcome of your application or your participation in the training and DfE’s findings will not identify you or any other applicants.

Any personal data shared with DfE will be handled securely and only accessed for the purposes of the evaluation of teacher training, recruitment and retention.

You can find more information about DfE at www.gov.uk/dfe.

If you have any questions about how DfE will use your information, please contact STEM.evaluation@education.gov.uk.