The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

Teacher Training Programmes with Three Rivers Academy

Three Rivers Academy work closely with a range of Initial Teacher Training Providers, including:

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITTs):

University-based training:

  • Roehampton University
  • Kingston University
  • St Mary’s University

We also offer teacher training through the new Teaching Apprenticeship Programme. 

If you would like to discuss opportunities to train at Three Rivers Academy, please click on email us at info@threerivers.thpt.org.uk 

Information about Teacher Training can be found at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

School Experience Programme at Three Rivers Academy

We believe that having some school experience is essential if you are considering training to be a teacher; it allows you to see the nature of the role and make sure that it is right for you before you apply or undertake your training. The Howard Partnership Trust is delighted to offer a two-day secondary school experience programme that will benefit anyone considering a career in teaching.

During your placement you will have the opportunity to:

  • watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught in your specialist subject
  • talk to teachers and school leaders about day-to-day school life
  • find out about career opportunities within the Howard Partnership Trust
  • get advice from senior and middle leaders on starting a teaching career and the different routes into teaching

 

Our School Experience programme is hosted by Three Rivers Academy, Bell Farm Way, Hersham, Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5EJ. We can offer up to two days of secondary experience Maths, Science, English, MFL (French and Spanish), Drama, Art and Photography, Computing, Design & Technology, History, Geography, RS, Sociology, Psychology, Media, Business Studies and PE (inc Dance).

Availability of places is limited by faculty size.  We will endeavour to book you in for a visit but cannot guarantee a place. Priority will be given to candidates who have expressed a preference for training on a programme starting in September 2022. We also reserve the right to change dates at short notice.

We charge an administrative fee of £25 for school experience visits.  Once you have had confirmation of your dates, payment will be required in advance and is non-refundable.

For safeguarding reasons, all visitors should bring a current DBS certificate which must be shown to reception on the day of the visit.  If you do not have a DBS, you will be escorted at all times whilst on the school premises. All visitors will need to produce photo ID on arrival (e.g. passport or driving licence).

Dates for 2021/22: 

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021
  • Wednesday 1st December 2021
  • Tuesday 11th January 2022
  • Further dates in 2022 will be added at a later time

 

How to book school experience with us:

You can either email us directly at info@threerivers.thpt.org.uk or log on to the Department of Education School Experience website https://schoolexperience.education.gov.uk/ and select Three Rivers Academy (Hersham).

 

Day 1

9.30

Arrival and registration

9.40

School Experience Programme:

-       The Howard Partnership Trust

-       What teaching is really like

-       Career progression

-       Different routes into teaching

-       Applying for teacher training

-       How to observe lessons effectively

10.30

Tour of the school

10.45

Breaktime in main subject area

11.00

Period 3: Lesson observation

12.00

Period 4: Lesson observation

1pm

Lunchtime spent in subject area

1.40pm

Tutor time or Assembly

2pm

Period 5: Lesson observation

3pm

Depart

Day 2

8.25

Arrival – report to subject area

8.40

Period 1: Lesson observation

9.40

Period 2: Lesson observation

10.40

Breaktime

11.00

Period 3: Lesson observation

12.00

Period 4: Lesson observation

1pm

Lunchtime spent in subject area

1.40pm

Tutor time or Assembly

2pm

Period 5: Lesson observation

3pm

Depart