School experience
information events

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We offer a number of different information events for those people who are interested in teacher training.

* Primary Teacher Training information morning – we’re holding an information event for any graduate (or soon to be graduate) interested in becoming a Primary school teacher on 24th April from 10:00am to midday.

The session will be led by our Operational Lead (previously a Primary School Head Teacher) and our experienced ITT recruitment & support staff.

  • Learn how the our training programmes will work for you and support you during your training year.
  • Discover the skills and attributes ITT providers are looking for in successful applicants and get tips on making your personal statement stand out from the crowd.
  • Have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about teacher training or applying for a training placement.

* Secondary Experience Days – we run Teacher Training Taster Days for those wishing to discover more about life as a teacher.  Scroll down for more information.

If you would like to attend any of our events, please click the ‘register’ button at the bottom of the page.


In addition, we offer Teacher Training Taster Days

We give interested applicants the opportunity to spend a day at George Abbot School, Guildford. These are primarily aimed at Secondary applicants but are also open to Primary candidates who would like to gain some experience of a Secondary school.  It is a great way for you to find out more about our SCITT before making your application.  To register for a limited place, please visit Eventbrite:

You will experience:


a talk on how a school works


two lesson observations which, where possible, will be in your chosen subject area


lunch with past and present trainees to really gain an understanding of how school-based teacher training would work for you


a presentation from our training team outlining what George Abbot SCITT can offer you during your training year as well as offer advice on submitting your application


a Q&A session to give the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about George Abbot SCITT, teacher training or the UCAS application process


All our Teacher Training Taster Days and Information Events are cancelled in light of current health concerns.  Please contact us: or on 01483 888048 if you would like to find out more about our teacher training programmes.

All open days will run from 9am to 2:15pm.

The dates of our forthcoming taster days for 2019/20 are listed to the left. If you would like to register for one, please visit this link to book a place. Following this, we will email you asking you to complete a registration form – your place on the taster day will not be guaranteed until this form has been returned and received by the SCITT.

All events will be held at George Abbot School, Guildford.