Information Events

Application Support Workshops

School Experience

Paid Internship Programme

OTT SCITT Information Events

Come and meet members of the SCITT Team to find out details about our teacher training courses.  We’ll tell you more about who we are, what we offer, and how to apply for our courses. If you are thinking about applying to our courses we would strongly recommend that you attend one of our events!

Please note that events are being run in different locations and online, but they will cover the same content, and are open to all potential applicants to our courses, regardless of your location. To book your place on an information event please click  complete our booking form. You should receive a copy of your submission to the email address you provide, we will share the link for the event/ directions to the location and send a reminder to you a few days before the event.

  • Thursday 21st March 1-2pm: Online
  • Tuesday 16th April 6-7pm: Online
  • Tuesday 21st May 10-11am: Online

Partner Information Events

We will be at the following events, come and see us to find out more about our courses and meet some of the team!

  • Downland Alliance Event: Tuesday 12 March, 6-7pm:  Online to reserve your ticket click  HERE
  • Downland Alliance Event: Wednesday 17 April, 6-7pm:  Online to reserve your ticket click HERE
  • Downland Alliance Event: Wednesday 5 June, 6-7pm:  Online to reserve your ticket click HERE

Application Support Workshops

Application Support Workshops, these are free events, all held online via Zoom, they are designed to support if you are considering applying to our courses or if you have been invited to interview and would like guidance on how best to prepare. A member of our SCITT Team will give you advice with: the application process; how to prepare for the recruitment and selection day; what to expect following your application and they will give course details for your particular training route.

  • Wednesday 20th March, 6-7pmOnline
  • Friday 26th April, 10-11amOnline
  • Tuesday 4th June, 2-3pmOnline



School Experience

The best way to decide whether or not teaching might be the right career for you is to get some classroom experience. OTT SCITT operates a School Experience Programme in partnership schools, to offer interested applicants a chance to get into state schools and see what life in the classroom is really like.  Placements are typically one or two days long with the majority of the time being spent in the classroom in lessons. As well as giving you invaluable insight into whether or not teaching might be right for you these placements also provide you with relevant school experience to support an application for teacher training.


Visiting a school prior to application can help you: 

  • strengthen your ITT application;
  • check your understanding of what it means to teach in the state school system currently;
  • provide you with live examples to reflect upon when asked about your motivations to teach at interview;
  • decide if teaching is the career for you, and identify further the relevant age-range and subject areas of interest.


A SEP visit will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • meet current Associate Teachers, qualified teachers and Senior Leaders;
  • visit lessons and observe experienced teachers;
  • find out more about the curriculum and subject content;
  • find out more about effective classroom management;
  • understand the significance of safeguarding in an educational setting.


If you are interested in gaining school experience but cannot see any suitable dates below, you may find it best to contact a few schools directly.  Liaising with the school, over what you would like from the visit, can be very helpful and leads to a fulfilling experience for all.  Schools are usually very welcoming to these requests, so do make contact via the reception/school office of the school of your choice, in the first instance.

Primary School Experience Programme:

  • More dates coming soon!  

Secondary School Experience Programme:

Paid Teaching Internship Programme

If you’re studying for an undergraduate or master’s degree and are interested in teaching, an internship could help you to understand what it’s really like in the classroom. This programme is available to current undergraduate and masters students studying one of the following subjects:
  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • MFL (French, Spanish or German)

We are working with partnership schools in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire to support teaching internships.

For further information please contact James Thomas at The Cherwell School, [email protected]. To apply for the Internship Programme please visit the advert on MyNewTerm.

  • Interns will be paid in-line with minimum wage for internships: if under age 21 this is £900 for the full 15 days (£60 p/day) if over 21 years of age this is £1,200 for the full 15 days (£80 p/day)
  • Confirmed Dates of the Internship Programme: Monday 1st July 2024 – Friday 19th July 2024
  • Deadline for applications is Wednesday 13th March 2024. *Please note that limited places are available
  • Interns will be assigned a mentor who specialises in their subject
  • Interns will be given the opportunity to lead teaching segments and receive feedback
  • Interns will be given bespoke specialist training (BFL, Safeguarding, SEND Students, Social Wellbeing etc) from a range of colleagues across school
  • Interns will visit other local secondary and primary schools
  • Interns will be supported with their application to teacher training in the future