If you are interested in initial teacher training at Tuxford Academy, or would like to spend time in one of our Alliance schools to consider teaching as a career, we host a series of open days throughout the year.

This will give the opportunity to observe lessons and have discussions with members of departments, as well as current trainees on various courses.

The open day will include:

  • Discuss the various routes into teaching, including PGCE and School Direct
  • Learn more about Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance
  • Meet our current School Direct & PGCE trainees
  • Enjoy lunch whilst meeting the TVTSA team
  • Observations within relevant departments
  • Debrief and questions

If you are interested in attending one of our Open Days please contact Serena Sellick, ITT co-ordinator by prior arrangement:

email: getintoteaching@tvtsa.co.uk

Telephone: 01777 870001 ext 596

Forthcoming dates:

Date Day Venue  Postcode
 7 November 2016 Monday East Leake Academy LE12 6QN
 10 November 2016 Thursday Tuxford Academy NG22 0JH
 16 November 2016 Wednesday Walton Girls High School NG31 7JR
 17 November 2016 Thursday Retford Oaks Academy DN22 7NJ
 8 December 2016 Thursday Everton Primary School DN10 5BJ

Please click here for a PDF version of the Open Days

Feedback from Previous ITT Open Days

"I saw how to handle Y10, Y9, Y12 and Y7. Different teaching styles were used"

"Very informative on the routes to teaching and funding available"

"I got to know the challenges involved and how trainees overcame them"

"Very friendly and willing to let me interact with the students"

“A very good and informative day, need more days like this for more people. Good insight into school life.”

“Very well organised, I always knew what was happening and where I was going next.”

“This has helped to highlight the most appropriate route into teaching for me.”

“Fun, enjoyable, useful, directive, friendly, informative. Great!

"Really useful and saw classrooms 'warts and all'!

"Very useful to talk, particularly the 'informal chat'

"Fantastic and very friendly"

"Saw a good range of age groups and abilities"

"Saw different teachers with different teaching techniques"

"Gave a realistic opinion and good advice"

"Friendly, helpful, clearly enjoy job and school"

"Found day really helpful, gave me a chance to gain valuable experience to help with my decision"

"It was outstanding!"

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