Holgate Primary & Nursery School


School Direct Entry Profile

School Direct Trainee Position: Primary
School: Holgate Primary & Nursery School, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 6EZ
Higher Education Partner: Nottingham Trent University

Do you have what it takes to inspire and motivate our children? Do you feel ready to be part of an extremely exciting opportunity within Nottinghamshire? Then read on …

HOLGATE PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL in Hucknall is looking for a School Direct Trainee. As part of this position, you will experience all aspects of the Primary Curriculum across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Our children are looking for us to find them a highly committed individual who has the desire and potential to become an outstanding teacher. You will be working alongside a professional and hard-working collaboration team at Holgate Primary and our partner school Sutton Road Primary. The successful applicant will need to be enthusiastic, inspirational and an excellent team player who is able to demonstrate good communication skills and flexibility in supporting partnership working with different members of our staff.

Your application should demonstrate you...

  • Truly enjoy working with children and strive to be the best you can be.
  • Have high expectations of yourself and of the people you work with.
  • Are well organised and demonstrate a real commitment to team work.
  • Are reflective of your own practice and are prepared to take risks.
  • Believe learning needs to be enjoyable and exciting in order to ensure accelerated progress for all.
  • Are prepared to be accountable for ensuring you secure high quality provision.

In return we offer you...

  • A fantastic opportunity to work within a well-established collaboration within Nottinghamshire.
  • Excellent Continual Professional Development opportunities that will support you ‘growing’ in the direction you would like to aim for.
  • An array of resources to enhance your provision including a brand new school building.
  • An experienced and extremely supportive team of staff across two collaborated schools who are passionate about working hard (and playing hard too!)
  • Some truly inspirational children of whom we are all very proud; they make the schools an absolute pleasure to be part of.

Holgate Primary & Nursery School previously consisted of a Junior School Building and an Infant School & Nursery Building which opened in 1951, both of which were single story buildings and housed on the same site. Up until the end of August 2014 the two schools were separate schools. The new Primary School and Nursery opened in September 2014 with the amalgamation of the former Annie Holgate Junior and Annie Holgate Infant Schools and we were extremely fortunate to move into our new school building in January 2016.

Both schools within the collaboration are geographically 9 miles (20-minute drive) apart and serve very similar catchments. Due to this we have become more securely linked in our planning, provision and monitoring to ensure support at all levels is able to be provided as and where it is needed to secure improvements and benefit both schools’ future growth. Not only does this provide a fantastic opportunity to quality assure all we do together, but it also supports workload and more efficient use of staff expertise than would be possible in a school working in isolation.

Things are already moving at a fast pace improving teaching and learning within the schools in the collaboration and this will be an absolute priority to continue to improve further on.

We feel we offer a supportive, friendly and collaborative staff to work alongside, a well-resourced and vibrant atmosphere to work in and some very special and wonderful young people to teach who we personally feel very privileged to work with and would not swap for the world!