Abbey Primary School


School Direct Entry Profile

School Direct Trainee Position: Primary - POSITION NOW FILLED
School: Abbey Primary School, Forest Town, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 0AB
Higher Education Partner: Nottingham Trent University

What we are looking for...

Abbey Primary School would like to find the right Schools Direct Trainee to join our happy and hardworking team for the academic year 2018/ 19. The candidate will need to be a committed, reflective person who is self- motivated and who wants to help make a real difference to childrens’ lives. They will experience teaching all aspects of the Primary Curriculum, predominantly in Key Stage Two, where the majority of the placement will be based.

We are looking for someone who has the potential to become an outstanding teacher and a person with leadership aspiration for the future. You should strongly believe in the importance of an inclusive education and be passionately committed to the diverse curriculum and wide- variety of experiences on offer at Abbey Primary School. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and resilient, and a member of the team who can build meaningful working relationships, communicating effectively with pupils, staff and parents alike. Some experience of working with children is required.

Your application should demonstrate that you possess:

  • A desire to teach and work with young people
  • Effective communication skills
  • A commitment to work hard on the course
  • Determination to succeed
  • A readiness to listen and share
  • A flexible approach to learning and teaching

Why train with Abbey Primary?

An introduction to Abbey Primary School

Abbey Primary School is a large Maintained Primary School with currently 419 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11. It is a happy school where all people matter. Our ethos is simple: each and every child is special. Our mission is to provide the best possible education for each child by providing pupils with an outstanding curriculum, in a secure, happy, exciting and challenging environment.

Demographically speaking, we are a mixed catchment and our pupils are most definitely the best thing about our school! Academically, our results are slightly above the national at the end of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, and broadly in line by the end of Key Stage Two.

Abbey Primary is a popular school, which is oversubscribed: We have waiting lists for all year groups. On site, we have our own Foundation 1, from where most of our intake into school comes from, with a high number of pupils joining us from out of catchment.

Abbey Primary School feeds into the Samworth Church Academy. Our most recent Ofsted, in March 2015 gave us a good grading across the board.

We are part of The Minster Teaching School Alliance and work closely with both The Minster School and other Mansfield schools to constantly improve and offer quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.