Candidates will have two placements throughout the year. The main one will be for the majority of the year in the same class, in the same school. This will be called their ‘home school.’ Where possible, the second placement will be shorter and in a different school and a different key stage to their home school placement, providing candidates with a varied experience. Where it is not possible to provide candidates with a second school, they will remain in the ‘home school’ but in a different key stage.
Placement schools in the alliance are:
Charford First School. This is a large 3 form entry first school in Bromsgrove, taking children up to Year 4, with a large Early Years department with nurseries for 2 year olds, rising 3s and 3 year olds.
Blackwell First School. This is a small one form entry first school in the village of Blackwell, with 150 children on roll, taking children up to Year 4. The school also a forest school nursery.
Catshill First School. This is a 2 form entry first school in Bromsgrove, taking children up to Year 4. It also has a Nursery. Catshill First is also federated with Catshill Middle School.
Catshill Middle School. This Bromsgrove school takes children from Year 5 up to Year 8 (ages 9 to 13). It is federated with Catshill First School.
Anderton Park Primary School . This is a large multicultural school in Birmingham, taking children up to Year 6. There is also a Nursery on site.
Franche Primary School. This is a large 4 form entry school in Kidderminster, taking children from 3 months to 11 years.
Crown Meadow First School. This is a two form entry first school in Alvechurch, taking children up to Year 4. It also has a Nursery.