Throughout your year you will mostly be based in your host school, where you will experience 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, which will offer 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 Carlton le Willows Academy or Elizabethan Academy. You will select your host school through your applciation.
At Carlton le Willows we aspire to create a school that delivers excellence in all that we do. Carlton le Willows is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school in Gedling, Nottinghamshire and has approximately 1600 students on roll, including 250 students on roll in our successful 6th form.
Carlton le Willows serves the local area and is the lead school in the Greater Nottingham Education Trust (GNET) which also includes Netherfield Primary School.
We work hard to live up to our motto of ‘nothing but the best’; behaviour at our school is judged ‘Good’ by OFSTED, achievement at GCSE is amongst the top schools in the county and we take our continuous professional development seriously. At Carlton le Willows Academy we have a wealth of experience with Initial Teacher Training.
The Elizabethan Academy is an 11-18 school in the heart of the Retford community, drawing from 30 primaries. The Elizabethan Academy was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018.The Elizabethan was transferred to new premises in 2007. Facilities for science, technology, the expressive arts and sport are excellent.
We are an inclusive and diverse community that respects others’ differences and promotes understanding and tolerance of others’ beliefs. This is reflected in our broad and balanced curriculum which reflects students’ aspirations and future local, national and international career opportunities.
We expect excellence from all: staff, students and parents. In return we offer students and staff an innovative, progressive, challenging but supportive environment in which to thrive.