Teaching School

School Experience Programme (SEP)

Teacher Taster Events and School Experience


Teacher Taster Days/Evenings

The day/evening includes lesson observations (day only), meeting current trainee teachers and receiving key information about the training year. The day/evening is designed to enable you to make an informed decision – is teaching for you? Which route suits you best?


Secondary Teacher Taster Days/Evenings

Our Secondary Teacher Taster Days/Evenings are available for anyone interested in teaching in any subject area listed below in the ‘gaining school experience’ section.  Please contact Manchester Nexus via recruitment@manchesternexus.com for further information.  All Secondary Taster Events are held at Blue Coat (lead school for Secondary training).

Thursday 27th September – 18.00-19.30

Friday 5th October 2018 – 8.30 – 13.30

Friday 9th November 2018 – 8.30 – 13.30

Friday 18th January 2019 – 8.30 – 13.30

Thursday 14th February 2019 – 18.00 – 19.30

Friday 8th March 2019 – 8.30 – 13.30

Friday 17th May 2019 – 8.30 – 13.30


Primary Teacher Taster Days

Our Primary Teacher Taster Days are available to anyone interested in teaching in the Primary phase.  The Primary Teacher Taster Days take place across the schools in our partnership. All Primary Taster Days run from 8.45 – 2.30.

Monday 8th October 2018 – Christ Church CofE Primary School, Crawley Way, Chadderton, OL9 9ED

Tuesday 23rd October – Mayfield Primary School, Mayfield Road, Derker, Oldham OL1 4LG

Tuesday 4th December 2018 – Richmond Academy, Winterbottom Street, Oldham, OL9 6TB

Thursday 24th January 2019 – Stanley Road Community Primary School, Derby Street, Chadderton, OL9 7HX

Monday 4th February 2019 – Westwood Academy, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6BG

Monday 11th March 2019 – Hodge Clough Primary School, Conduit Street, Oldham, OL1 4JX

Thursday 4th April 2019 – Greenhill Academy, Harmony Street, Oldham, OL4 1RR

Tuesday 21st May 2019 – Kentmere Academy, Kentmere Avenue, Rochdale, OL12 9EE


To book a place on any Taster Dar/Evening you will need to register with the Get into Teaching programme first. Follow this link to register https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/school-experience/sep


If you have already registered on the gov.uk website, you can book a place by simply emailing Nexus on – recruitment@manchesternexus.com



Gaining School Experience

Manchester Nexus (part of the Cranmer Education Trust) offers school experience to those people who are considering teaching art and design, biology, business studies, chemistry, computer science, dance, design and technology, drama, economics, english, geography, health and social care, history, maths, media studies, modern foreign languages (MFL), music, physical education, physics, religious studies or social sciences at secondary level and hold a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 degree in that subject.

The duration of a School Experience Programme placement will vary from 1 day up to 10 days.

Manchester Nexus also offers school experience to those considering teaching in a primary school setting.

It is important to note that a place on our School Experience Programme is only available to those who have attended a Teacher Taster event and have applied to train with Manchester Nexus. We therefore recommend attending a Teacher Taster Event prior to applying. You will be given further information about gaining School Experience with Nexus at these events.