teaching internships

Summer Teaching Internship Programme

30th March 2022 – Tags: Teaching Internships

By Nathalie Gotting -  Early Careers and Initial Teaching Education Lead

Have you ever thought about teaching? The chance to make a difference, give something back?  No, I mean what teaching is really like?  Standing up in front of thirty teenagers each lesson, rushing off to break duty, deciding how to teach quadratic equations in an engaging manner to year 9, carrying a set of books, set squares and tripods to a lesson, all whilst answering a year 8’s question about last week’s homework?  

The Windsor Academy Trust Teaching Internship programme is your chance to find out what teaching is really like.

Maybe you have always wanted to be a teacher, maybe you are thinking about it and want to find out more, or maybe you haven’t considered teacher training at all before now. 

If so, our Teaching Internship programme is certainly something to think about. 

The programme offers a valuable insight into teaching and is open to all undergraduates who are currently studying a subject that would enable them to teach physics, maths or computing -if you are not sure - then please do contact us as we are happy to advise on eligibility! 

What is the Teaching Internship Programme?

You would spend three weeks in June 2022 in one of our secondary schools in Halesowen or Kingswinford.  A specialised and personalised timetable of activities has been prepared for you to give a behind the scenes look at teaching.  

During the three weeks, you would:

  • be assigned your own mentor throughout the internship, the mentor is normally a highly experienced teacher in your subject area; they will support you throughout the three weeks, deconstructing their lessons with you and co-planning the teaching episodes you will eventually deliver 
  • observe, support, plan and deliver lessons gaining real classroom experience
  • meet subject specialists in your chosen field, as well as early career teachers, teaching assistants and trainee teachers
  • be attached to a tutor group  
  • receive introductory training in teaching learners with Special Educational Needs
  • receive training and support which leads to you teaching a micro lesson
  • visit a primary school and another contrasting school within our family of schools
  • receive guidance and advice to support you in the next stage of your career

On the final day of the internship, you will receive guidance about the next steps into teaching.  

Following on from the internship programme, you will be invited to join our Internship Alumni. This means that you would:

  • automatically be invited to interview, should you choose to apply to our Schools Direct Teacher Training programme
  •  be kept up-to-date with any train to teach events that we or our teacher training providers are hosting
  • receive a subject specific copy from the “Making Every Lesson Count” series.  Many teachers describe this as their favourite guide to teaching their subject.

In addition to these benefits, you will earn £300 per completed week during the internship.

Find out more and apply

If you would like more information please contact us at teachertraining@windsoracademytrust.org.uk  - we are happy to discuss this programme in greater detail with you.

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