St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Beeston
About our school experience
School Experience candidates and volunteers are especially welcome at St Anthony's. We love having new faces in our classroom and all visitors will receive a warm welcome from children and staff alike.
As the idea of this programme is to encourage candidates to join a teacher training course, we will ensure that all candidates have the chance to observe lessons and teaching methods as well as the opportunity to interact and support children in large group and small group settings. As a current DBS is not required, volunteers without this clearance, will work with a school colleague and remain supervised at all times. This also ensures that volunteers will always have the support and advice of a teaching colleague to hand.
We will actively encourage candidates to take part in every aspect of the school life that is taking place during their visit, whether it is helping out in the classroom, going on a school trip or playing an active role in P.E. or other non academic subjects. In addition, as we run out own School Direct Teacher Training course, there will be ample opportunity to discuss taking applications and training forward, so that candidates have the chance to go on to train and teach with the St Anthony's Teaching School Alliance
- Start and finish times
- 8:30 am to 4.00 pm
- Dress code
Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings
- Teacher training
The St Anthony’s Catholic School Alliance is an inspirational partnership. It provides an outstanding Catholic education for the children from the four compass points of the city of Leeds and its neighbouring villages. This partnership of schools is geographically unique in that it offers a wide range of experiences ranging from inner city to village locations, with a variety of catchments, including schools with high percentage English as an additional language, and high pupil premium cohorts, to contrasting catchments with high percentage gifted and talented pupils in village locations. This in itself provides a diverse, high-quality opportunity to train in a broad, rich tapestry of high achieving schools, three of which are currently graded outstanding, with several others displaying outstanding features.
All schools within the alliance are also an active part of the Catholic Compass Partnership of schools who are led by St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School. This strong and successful alliance is already well established, having worked effectively in partnership with Leeds Trinity University for many years providing outstanding training opportunities for teaching at primary and secondary level. The lead school has also previously been a partnership school for school direct with another outstanding school in the city.
We provide high-quality training, mentoring and coaching in a supportive and caring environment. The teachers in our alliance are outstanding practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills who are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers. Our Teaching School is aspirational and aims to support and train outstanding teachers of the future, with a real focus on the quality of teaching and learning.
Working closely with the National College for Teaching and Leadership we are up to date, lead and share research that shapes and develops the future of education. Our investment in training teachers extends beyond Initial Teacher Training as many of our trainees continue to complete our NQT and RQT programmes, extending through to leadership training opportunities. Not only that, we are committed to the continued professional development of teachers into system leadership and beyond.
Links to more information about our school
- Photo identification: passport or driving licence
- DBS check required
No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.
- Barkly Road, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 7JS
Not available on site
Parking is available around the school in side-streets located very near school. there are no parking restrictions in the area.
- Disability and access details
- School phases
- Early years, Primary (4 to 11)