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Internship Scheme

First day for our trainee teachers at The Appleton School




The Benfleet Teaching School Alliance is offering Maths or Physics undergraduates a four week paid internship in an Essex school during
June/July 2020

As part of a government drive to attract undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance has received funding to support a 4-week paid internship programme to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to experience school life and the classroom environment.  The STEM internship programme aims to help undergraduates decide if teaching is for them and to support them in making a future ITT (initial teacher training) applications. 


Internship Progamme 

Over the course of a 4-week programme, successful applicants will take part in a number of activiites to give them an idea of different aspects of the teaching role within a school:


  • complete a research project on teaching & learning on a chosen focus
  • observe lessons within the department and be given time to reflect on what has been seen
  • be attached to a tutor to understand the pastoral role of a teacher
  • be assigned a mentor throughout the programme
  • track a SEN/EAL student across a day
  • attend staff meetings
  • have time allocated for skills test preparation
  • have time to reflect on the teaching practice they have seen and how it relates to the teacher's standards
  • visit a primary school
  • visit a sixth form
  • aim to teach part or whole of a lesson to a pre-agreed group
  • have the opportunity to work with small groups of students for intervention
  • be involved with extracurricular activities


Internship dates & times 

Induction day on Monday 15th June 2020 followed by 4-week programme completing on 10th July.

All interns will be expected to attend the programme for 4-weeks (8.15am - 4.00pm) at their assigned school.  



Paid Internship Programme

All interns will receive £300 per week for 4 weeks - paid in two installments and calculated on actual days attended. For full details of our internship programme, please click on the link below:

Benfleet TSA Paid STEM Internship Programme 2020

Internship Role Description
For full internship role description, please click on the link below:
Internship Role Description 2020

Internship flyer for marketing
Universities wishing to advise maths and physics undergraduates of this programme, please print out and display the recruitment internship flyer link below:
Recruitment Flyer Internship Programme 2020

Internship Application Form
To make an application for our internship programme, please complete the application form below and return to Maxine Howard, Administrator Benfleet Teaching School Alliance mhoward@theappletonschool.org :
Internship Application Form 2020

For further information or should you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact Maxine Howard, Administrator Benfleet Teaching School Alliance: mhoward@theappletonschool.org