Awsworth Primary & Nursery School


School Direct Entry Profile:

School Direct Trainee Position: Primary - POSITION FILLED
School: Awsworth Primary & Nursery School, Nottingham, NG16 2QS
Higher Education Partner: The University of Nottingham

What we are looking for...

In your School Direct Trainee opportunity at Awsworth Primary & Nursery School you will experience teaching of the primary and foundation stage curriculum with pupils aged 3-11.

Our staff team are dedicated to their role as Class Teachers and are fully committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum for the pupils who attend our school. Ensuring that children reach their full academic potential is fundamental to us as is their development in becoming citizens of the future who want to make a positive contribution to society. To that end our extra-curricular provision is one of the strengths of the school.

You will be assigned a class base, where you will work alongside a Class Teacher, and have the opportunity to experience and participate in the wider life of the school.

In general, we are looking for people who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and school leaders of the future. You should be committed to inclusive and comprehensive education and believe passionately in the difference education can make to young peoples’ lives. You should possess genuine enthusiasm for the subjects you will teach and be able to communicate your understanding to others. Some experience of working with young people will be an advantage.

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 us?

An introduction to the Awsworth Primary & Nursery School

Awsworth Primary & Nursery School is situated close to the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border, not far from junction 26 of the M1 motorway. The village has a population of approximately 2,500 with plans to build additional housing on hold due to the current economic climate. Our catchment area is diverse with pupils from a wide mix of households rented out by the Local Authority and private landlords and generally low cost private houses. There is community spirit and the school regarded an integral part within it.

Our previous Inspection report in March 2014 states that Awsworth Primary & Nursery School is a good school where, ‘Pupils in all year groups, including more-able pupils, make good progress from starting points which are often below or well below those typically seen for their age.’ ‘Teachers’ good subject knowledge means that work is presented in stimulating and exciting ways which capture pupils’ imagination.’ ‘Lessons are enriched well through a range of after-school activities and by opportunities for pupils to learn a foreign language, to play musical instruments and to sing and dance. Visits, including residential visits, together with opportunities to develop sporting and artistic skills and links to schools in Egypt, India and Mexico, also enhance the learning opportunities the school offers its pupils’.

At the start of the Autumn Term 2015, there was 253 full-time pupils on roll plus 78 part-time pupils in the Foundation Unit. The school remains attractive to families from outside the catchment area. Currently 30% of parents choose our school in preference to their local school. Awsworth continues to have a good reputation within the community and the vast majority of parents would recommend the school to others.