Selston C of E Infant School


School Direct Entry Profile

School Direct Trainee Position: Primary
School: Selston C of E Infant & Nursery School, Selston, Notts, NG16 6DH
Higher Education Partner: University of Nottingham

What we are looking for...

In this School Direct Trainee position, you will learn to become an enthusiastic, creative and skilful primary teacher.

You will be working in a small infant and nursery school, and will be placed in either the Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1. A passionate and hard-working staff team will take every opportunity to support and encourage you through your training year. The school emphasises the development of the whole child, and whilst it is proud of its improving academic track record, it places great importance on ensuring all members of the school community are valued, nurtured and cared-for.

You will be a member of the newly established consortium of North Midlands schools working with the Minster Teaching School Alliance and Nottingham University, and as such, you will be a member of a tutor group and participate in a wide range of activities offered by both the MTSA and the Consortium.

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 Selston C of E Infant and Nursery School

Selston CE Infant and Nursery School is a smaller than average infant school, with 57 pupils of school age on roll aged between four and seven years. In the nursery, we cater for 40 children aged between three and four years in a morning and afternoon session. We are currently exploring the possibility of working with children from two years of age.

Our school is situated in the ex-coalfield town of Selston. Only a third of our pupils live in our immediate area, so the majority of our children travel from further afield. Attainment on entry to Reception is generally in line with the national average, but pupils leave our school well above age-related expectations, showing outstanding progress. This has resulted in Ofsted awarding us ‘outstanding’ for the last fifteen years. However, we are not complacent and invest a great deal in continuing professional development and in developing links with other educational institutions in our area.

As a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School, we have strong links with our church, other local church schools and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. In September 2014, we entered into a formal collaboration with All Saints CE Infant and Pre-School. This partnership is strong and evolving all the time, enabling us to build capacity, particularly among the staff teams. The two teams work effectively together and support one another very well. This has enabled us to offer even greater support to trainee teachers in each school.