Hi, I'm hoping to apply in the Autumn to do the lower Primary at Brighton University starting in 2012. I have secured myself an afternoon a week going into to school which will be the equivalent of around 8 days, I am also hoping to get a week long placement in a different city to get a feel of schools with different issues. I've checked on their website and it says you need: "Experience of working in schools: prior to application (at least 50 per cent of the required) minimum of four weeks recent experience (ideally more) in a primary classroom (Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2)." What does this mean? Is two weeks worth acceptable to does it have to be 4 weeks? I have also done 2 weeks around 9 years ago and an afternoon a week for a term around 6 years ago but I'm guessing these aren't recent! It's just so difficult to arrange placements and the like around full time work! I volunteer for a charity for children with special needs too so hopefully this will count in my favour! So my question really is how much experience do you need? I wondered if successful applicants could post and give some idea of how much they did. Thanks in advance!