ITT Open Days

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:


Telephone: 01777 870001 ext 596

Forthcoming dates:






19 Sept 2016MondayEast Leake AcademyLE12 6QN
28 Sept 2016WednesdayWalton Girls High SchoolNG31 7JR
29 Sept 2016ThursdayWorksop Priory PrimaryS80 2LJ
29 Sept 2016Thursday Retford Oaks AcademyDN22 7NJ
6 Oct 2016ThursdayTuxford AcademyNG22 0JH
7 October 2016ThursdayTuxford Primary AcademyNG22 0NA
11 October 2016TuesdayNational AcademyNG15 7DB
13 October 2016ThursdayHolgate AcademyNG15 6PX
7 November 2016MondayEast Leake AcademyLE12 6QN
10 November 2016ThursdayTuxford AcademyNG22 0JH
16 November 2016WednesdayWalton Girls High SchoolNG31 7JR
17 November 2016ThursdayThrumpton Primary SchoolDN22 7AF
17 November 2016ThursdayRetford Oaks AcademyDN22 7NJ
8 December 2016ThursdayEverton Primary SchoolDN10 5BJ
9 January 2016MondayEast Leake AcademyLE12 6QN
12 January 2017ThursdayRetford Oaks AcademyDN22 7NJ
19 January 2017ThursdayTuxford AcademyNG22 0JH
2 February 2017ThursdayRetford Oaks AcademyDN22 7NJ
9 February 2017ThursdayTuxford AcademyNG22 0JH
7 March 2017TuesdayNational AcademyNG15 7DB


Please click here for a PDF version of the Open Days


Please click here for a PDF version of the Open Days for 2016-2017

Please note we would expect formal work wear, appropriate to the classroom environment. You will be escorted in school to comply with our school policies.

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!"