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School Experience Programme

Thamesmead School

Thamesmead School is a secondary school located in Manygate Lane, Shepperton.

Thamesmead will always strive for outstanding academic achievement and personal well-being, for creating a supportive and inclusive community whilst also celebrating indiviudual successess, and for a fullfilling education that endures long after the examination results have been published.

We are fortunate to be able to provide a highly rated learning environment and an exceptional extra-curricular programme, which will stimulate the interests of all our students and staff.

Above all, Thamesmead is filled with a shared enthusiasm for learning.

We look foward to welcoming you to our school.

Entry Requirements


  • You must have a degree (or about to complete a degree)
  • You must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course


For availability please contact: Donna Mansell on 01932 219412 or email: d.mansell@thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk

About our school experience

The role of a teacher is a highly complex one.  Thamesmead SCITT School Experience Programme offers you the chance to find out about the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and to help you answer any questions you may have about the profession as a whole.

During your day you will have the opportunity to observe teaching and pastoral work, and to talk to teachers and students about day to day life in school.

You will get the chance to see a range of different lessons being taught.  Whilst your experience will focus on observation, we may be able to give you the chance to plan and deliver part or all of a lesson, depending on how many days you spend with us and whether you are making an application to us.

General Information

Start/Finish Times: 08.40 - 2.30 (flexible) 

Dress Code: Business dress, cover up tattoos, remove piercings

DBS: Not required, as candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Availability: We offer school experience days across the academic year - please contact us directly about a suitable days for your to attend school.

Parking:  Not available on site.  Parking  is available on the residential roadway adjacent to the school; please park considerably avoiding residential driveways.