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 Awsworth Primary School.
Awsworth Primary & Nursery School is an Academy working in partnership with the East Midlands Education Trust (EMET). The school is situated on the A6096 between Ilkeston and the A610 Eastwood and Kimberley By-pass and is just two miles from Exit 26 of the M1. The school’s most recent OFSTED Inspection was in March 2014, where we received a ‘Good’ grading.
The school serves the close-knit communities of Awsworth, Babbington and Cossall with pupils from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. As a popular school we also attract 35% of our pupils from outside the catchment area.
There are currently 303 full-time pupils on roll divided into eleven classes in the main school and a Foundation Unit offering 39 places in the morning and 39 in the afternoon for part-time pupils.
Our primary aim always is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is underpinned by the core subjects of English and mathematics; we believe we do this well. We are also proud of our achievement of two national school awards recognising our commitment to global learning and children’s rights.
The school takes part in a number of competitive and non-competitive, inter-school sports activities. There is a regular programme of residential visits for pupils in Y2 - Y6, these have included visits to Walesby in Nottinghamshire, Castleton in Derbyshire, the Isle of Wight and Wales.
Based in our large primary school you will have the opportunity of working with an experienced, versatile, committed and hard-working staff team. You will have every opportunity to become an enthusiastic, creative and skilful primary school teacher.