Lipson Vale Primary School
Our whole school vision is:
Together we are inspiring a community with a bright future
Through this vision, we have a renewed commitment and focus on our local community and providing an educational environment with develops resilient learners who have high aspirations for their futures. This vision is lived out through all aspects of school life and the curriculum that we offer to our pupils.
Alongside this vision we have 6 core values: Resilience, Collaboration, Responsibility, Bravery, Communication, Self-belief. These underpin our school development work and curriculum.
Importance of Relationships
We believe that relationships are so important. Not only between pupils and school staff, but also between pupils and between the whole community itself. The Lipson Vale team are 'trauma informed' trained which helps us all to understand the importance of relationships when providing a compassionate and empathetic response to all our pupils and their families. Being trauma informed has helped is to develop new approaches to managing behaviour through a relational approach which encourages restoration, collaboration and consequences (rather than punishments).
Our team work with our pupils to provide co-regulation in times of struggle and the opportunity for supported reflection which leads to a better understanding, rather that judgement.
About our school experience
- Candidates will get a wide experience of school life. They will have the opportunity to observe lessons across the primary phase, work with children in small groups or whole class (under the close supervision of the class teacher) and can take part in planning sessions.
- Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.30pm
We would endeavour to work with candidates to enable them to gain experience at times which are convenient to them.
- Dress code
- Teacher training
We work closely with Devon Primary SCITT (DPSCITT) and work with trainee teachers through this provider each year.
Links to more information about our school
- Lipson Vale Primary School website
- Lipson Vale Primary School Get Information About Schools
- Ofsted report: Lipson Vale Primary School
- Performance information: Lipson Vale Primary School
- Teacher training: Lipson Vale Primary School
- DBS check required
Yes - when in school. DBS and Barring check will need to be completed before any placement at our school is confirmed. The school can help you through the application process, but costs of getting a DBS will be passed to the candidate.
We offer school experience throughout the school year during term time.
- School experience type
- In school
- DBS check fees
£55.00 One-off, Bank transfer
The fee covers the cost of carrying out your DBS check
- Bernice Terrace, Lipson, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 7HW
Yes - on site parking provided
Staff car park to the rear of the school. Residential parking to the front.
- Disability and access details
We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.
- School phases
- Early years, Primary (4 to 11)