Questions Checklist

Questions to ask when you research a teacher training route:

  1. How much time will I spend in school overall? 
  2. How many schools will I undertake practical teaching experience at? 
  3. What kind of schools will I be placed at (type, age group, geographical area, etc)?
  4. Will I have to write assignments? 
  5. Will I get a dedicated mentor in school? 
  6. How many hours will my timetable be on placement? 
  7. How many other student teachers of my subject will I be studying with? 
  8. Will I be an extra teacher whist on placement (“supernumerary”) or will I be counted as staff? 
  9. How established and positive is the reputation of this teacher training provider? 
  10. What are the success and employment rates?