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Sir Jonathan North College

Sir Jonathan North College

Paid Internships




            Do you want to teach but want some school experience?


                  Are you considering teaching as a career, but aren’t sure if it’s the career for you?


            Consider applying for a 4-week paid teaching internship!


We are delighted to announce that this year the Department of Education has selected Lionheart Academies Trust and Sir Jonathan North Teaching School to offer ten paid summer internships to Mathematics, and Physics undergraduates who are in the penultimate year of their Bachelors or Masters degree.

The internships are a month-long and based at Lionheart Academies Trust schools in the summer term.  The programme is aimed at undergraduates who are seriously considering a future career in secondary education teaching Mathematics and/or Physics and who wish to gain work experience in a successful secondary school.  Chemistry undergraduates, or joint honours Chemistry/Physics undergraduates are also welcome to apply and should make clear whether they are more interested in learning about Mathematics or Physics teaching during their internship.  We would also welcome enquiries from undergraduates in their penultimate year on other STEM courses or from those reading for other degrees who have A-level Mathematics or Physics (at least Grade B or above) and a genuine interest in a teaching career.

Sir Jonathan North College is rated outstanding by Ofsted, and designated with Teaching School, National Support School, and World Class School Status.  The College is a well-established centre of teacher training and has recently become part of the Lionheart Academies Trust.

You will earn £1200 on our 4 week internship, which starts on Monday 17th June until Friday 12th July.


Our internship includes:

  • High quality structured training
  • Observations of exceptional teaching.
  • The support of a teacher mentor.
  • A range of experiences allowing you to plan and deliver lessons.
  • The chance to support groups of pupils in lessons and through extra-curricular activities.
  • The opportunity to work with students considering a Maths or Physics related degree to inspire them.
  • Continued support in an application to teacher training position.


To apply you will need to:

  • Be passionate about teaching maths or physics as a career
  • Be in your penultimate undergraduate year (graduation in summer 2020); studying a subject that would enable you to teach maths or physics (for example maths, physics, engineering, natural sciences).
  • Hold GCSE A*-C in maths and English or equivalent
  • Consent to a Disclosure and Baring Service and referencing checks.  These posts are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.
  • Be available for the full period Monday 17th June – Friday 12th July 2019