School experience days

We invite prospective trainees to come and spend a day with us at JCoSS which gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the school in action; to hear how about training opportunities; to observe lessons and to talk to experienced staff in your subject area.


School Experience Days are being held this year on the following dates:


  • Monday 16 December 2019
  • Tuesday 4 January 2020
  • Thursday 12 March 2020

Dates can be booked online via the DfE portal:

If you have trouble booking via this link, please book directly with the administrator of our alliance, ETSA Southgate:


Other dates may be arranged in discussion with Kate Lightman, subject to availability of staff:

Applications will need to be supported by some evidence of working in school or with young people. If you haven’t previously worked in a school, experience of helping with a sports team, drama group or youth club may be used. However we would expect that you have done some observations in a classroom, so school experience is an essential part of your application.