Primary experience programme: information for schools

Information about arranging and booking graduate work placements, for schools offering the primary experience programme.

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This document has been archived as the primary experience programme has closed.


Primary experience programme: information for schools


The primary experience programme (PEP) is a scheme launched in autumn 2012. It offers high-quality graduates, who intend to start a primary initial teacher training (ITT) course in September/October 2013, the opportunity to gain 10 days’ valuable experience in a school.

This document aims to assist schools with the administration of the PEP. It outlines the role of schools who offer the PEP, the process for arranging and booking placements and information on payments.


  • placements
  • school availability
  • school and participant matching processes
  • CRB disclosures
  • payments to schools
  • cancellation arrangements
  • termly participant attendance form
Published 1 August 2012