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 Magnus Academy.
Magnus Academy is an 11 – 19 mixed comprehensive school at the heart of Newark. It is part of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust. Magnus Academy was rated Good in all areas by OFSTED in May 2019.
We have a distinctive Christian ethos at the academy, built on mutual respect, positive relationships, and the desire to help every student achieve excellence in all that they do. We want our students to develop a love of learning and become curious and happy learners with high self-esteem. Helping students develop into confident, sensitive and reflective adults is a key priority at Magnus Academy. Our core values of Determination, Integrity, Ambition, Humility and Compassion reflect this. We regard students as individuals, all different but all equal with varying strengths and interests.
We have high expectations and demand high standards from our staff and students so that everyone is working together to achieve excellence. However, we also ensure all are supported to meet these expectations. Our teachers share our passion for all round educational excellence. In addition to our core curriculum, our innovative enrichment curriculum is carefully designed to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills. They are driven by the desire to see young people develop in all aspects of their lives, seeking to encourage, empower, direct, discipline and inspire.
Magnus Academy has a strong track record of developing School Direct trainees and recruiting them as members of our teaching staff. Our ethos of continuous career development has provided recent trainees opportunities to take on leadership responsibilities within their NQT year.