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 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 The Minster School or Quarrydale Academy. You will select your host school through your application.
The Minster School is a CofE academy of around 1,600 students aged from 7-18, with ancestry tracing back over 1,000 years. The school has been graded ‘Outstanding’ since 2011 by Ofsted and in its most recent SIAMs reports, with recent GCSE and A level results placing us among the top schools regionally . Our rural school is hosted in new state-of-the-art accommodation.
The Minster School proudly works collaboratively with hundreds of other schools through its work as a National Support School, Teaching School, Maths Hub and Music Hub. Our school ethos is ‘Succeeding Together’ and this runs through all of our work. We have one of the largest Sixth Forms in Nottinghamshire and offer 30+ A-Level subjects. We host numerous trainee teachers every year and enjoy developing the next generation of teachers and leaders.
Quarrydale is a mixed academy of around 1100 pupils, with approximately 130 Sixth-Formers. We are situated in the town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, located close to the A38 and M1.
The Academy itself is a popular and exciting place to work, with a friendly atmosphere and a real sense of teamwork. Ofsted graded us as ‘Good’ in March 2017. The education at Quarrydale is built around a highly qualified team of staff committed to delivering a quality education. At Quarrydale we combine traditional values with the latest teaching methods and technologies to inspire our students.
We are looking for people who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and leaders. You should be committed to inclusive and comprehensive education and believe in the difference education can make.