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Teaching Internships at St John’s Marlborough: Summer 2020

COVID-19 update: 20/05/2020 We have now taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Teaching Internship programme.

Following an assessment of  the feasibility of delivering the internship programme safely, in terms of maintaining social distancing and other safety requirements, and with fewer students in school, we have concluded that we will not be able to deliver the programme effectively, in a way that would offer interns sufficient opportunity to make an informed decision about teaching as a career.

Excalibur Teaching School has been awarded a second year of DfE funding to offer paid teaching internships based at St John’s Marlborough from 15 June – 10 July 2020. The programme is for current undergraduates who are studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics based subjects and who are interested in an exciting 4-week internship paying £300 per week. We hope that the programme will encourage students to consider Maths & Physics teaching as a career once they graduate.

Interns will spend four weeks based at St John’s,  gaining valuable work experiences including:

  • learning about the role of the teacher in a secondary school
  • an insight into running education research projects
  • pedagogy and different approaches to learning
  • how to create a positive environment for learning
  • developing presentation and communication skills
  • working with young people and networking with professionals

We’ll talk to interns about the opportunities to train as a teacher, and we are keen to recruit STEM degree students who have not yet considered a teaching career. The internship will provide valuable work experience and skills which are transferable into other careers, enabling students to gain confidence and giving them the edge in the job market. More importantly, the four-week programme offers an unforgettable life experience.

Who can apply?

Priority will be given to students on an undergraduate course that enables them to take a secondary Maths or Physics post-graduate teaching qualification.

Applications from undergraduates in other subjects that might require some Subject Knowledge Enhancement before being accepted onto a Maths or Physics course will also be considered.

Applications will be considered from undergraduates from any year.

Emma Hawes, Excalibur Teaching School Director, is heading up the programme. She said:

“We already run a successful School Direct teacher training programme at St John’s, and the internship programme complements this well. Our exciting four-week programme will give undergraduates a taste of life as a secondary school teacher, as well as an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, and we hope that our interns will be inspired to consider teaching as a career option once they graduate. 


We have a limited number of places available and are accepting applications now. Closing date 1st May 2020.

If you would like an application form or if you have any questions, email

The internship programme is funded by the DfE and is running at schools across England. You can find out more about the programme and about other providers here