Throughout your year you will mostly be based in your host school, experiencing life as a full-time member of teaching staff.
You will undertake a 5 week long second placement at another school in the Spring Term, offering you a contrasting experience. In addition, you will attend training at schools around Nottinghamshire and can experience teaching in a different phase, as well as special school experience, if desired.
Your main host school for your training will be All Saint's School in Huthwaite.
All Saints CE Infant School is a smaller than average infant school, with 90 pupils on roll aged from 4 to 7 years. In February 2014, we opened a Pre-School in the community centre belonging to our church, All Saints, and since then have offered places to children aged from two years.
Our oversubscribed school is situated in the ex-coalfield village of Huthwaite. Attainment on entry to Reception is generally well-below average, but pupils leave our school at roughly average levels.
We are among the first schools in Nottinghamshire to work with two year old children and are in the process of evaluating the impact of this. Recently, we were delighted to receive accreditation as an ‘Achieving Early Quality Lead School’, in association with the charity, Achievement for All. Our passion for high quality early years education means we are regularly involved in research in this area, and in the delivery of training, both in Nottinghamshire and further afield.
As a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, we have strong links with our church, other local church schools and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Our commitment to partnership working led to our formal collaboration with Selston CE Infant and Nursery School in September 2014. The two teams work effectively together and support one another very well. This has enabled us to offer even greater support to trainee teachers in each school.
You will be working in a small infant and pre-school, in a Key Stage 1 placement. A passionate and hard-working staff team will take every opportunity to support and encourage you through your training year.