Farmilo Primary School


School Direct Entry Profile

School Direct Trainee Position: Primary
School: Farmilo Primary School, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 7RS
Higher Education Partner: University of Nottingham

What we are looking for...

In this School Direct Trainee position you will experience teaching all aspects of the Primary Curriculum across Key Stage 1 or 2. There will be a particular emphasis on the teaching of numeracy and Literacy.

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 education and believe passionately in the difference education can make to young peoples’ lives. You should be enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively with pupils, staff and parents. Some experience of working with children will be an advantage.

Your application should demonstrate that you possess:

  • A desire to teach and work with children
  • 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 Farmilo Primary School and Nursery

Farmilo Primary school currently have 255 pupils on roll aged 3 to 11.  We are a high achieving school with the majority of pupils achieving Age related expectations in Reading, Writing, Maths and GPS at the end of Key Stage 2; in addition, children make good progress in all areas of the curriculum through high quality teaching.

The area of Pleasley on the outskirts of Mansfield, within which the school sits is currently under major development with new houses being built. Numbers continue to rise due to the good reputation of the school with many children travelling from out of the catchment area.

Our most recent Ofsted in September 2017 graded the school as still being a Good school. This is an achievement that we are all very proud of and will continue to strive forward and build on this further.

We are recognised within the Local Authority for our Partnership work and have supported some schools with developing teaching across the year groups including the Foundation Stage. We also support other schools with Leadership & Management strategies to improve attainment. We have recently joined a collaboration with 3 other local primary schools where we intend to build on the quality of teaching and learning by sharing good practise.