You will spend most of the training year in your Home School (September to December and from Easter to the end of the programme in July): these schools are central to the selection process and our school based interview system. You can express a preference for your Home School based on location, the type of school or a personal connection to a community you want to serve.
There is also a short alternative placement in a contrasting secondary school from January to Easter and a week long experience in a primary school.
All of our main and alternative placements schools are secondary schools: some have a Sixth Form and some don’t. Sixth Form teaching is not a requirement to gain QTS, however we can guarantee one of your placement schools will have a Sixth Form so you can gain experience in this phase if you choose.
It would be sensible for trainees to base themselves within commutable distance of their Home School so this is finalised with you before the summer holidays to allow you to arrange your accommodation. We make every attempt to make sure the alternative placement school is in an accessible location but it may involve a few weeks of travelling further to get that all important contrasting experience in the right school for you.
Secondary Schools in our alliance are:
- Maltby Academy, Maltby
- Saint Bernard’s Catholic High School, Rotherham
- Sir Thomas Wharton Academy, New Edlington, Doncaster
- South Axholme Academy, Epworth, Doncaster
Hungerhill is our main placement school. As a Teaching School we take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, not least by exemplifying excellent standards of teaching. Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “Hungerhill School should be very proud of this achievement. The school has been recognised as a centre of excellence in its area, with an outstanding performance and a track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.’’
For further information, please visit the Hungerhill School website and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org