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Shire Oak VC Primary School

Shire Oak CE Primary School is a small, one-form entry primary school in Headingley, North Leeds. Despite being close to the city centre, we have a leafy school site and this helps with our commitment to outdoor learning and learning through play. We are an inclusive school and work hard to make sure that all our children attain and achieve well. We are the lead school for the Springboard School Direct cluster, currently run with Leeds Beckett University. Our teacher trainees are well supported by experienced mentors who want to encourage others to join and enjoy the teaching profession. You can find out more about our values and the life of our school through our website, www.shireoak.org

About our school experience

Details
You will be able to work in class alongside the teacher and teaching assistants. As you build confidence and skills you will be able to learn how to support children in their learning by working with groups, pairs and individuals. You may be able to build up some subject specific skills in the teaching of reading by having a regular roster of children that you read with. You will be able to talk with school staff, including our ITT mentors, to find out more about a teaching career and training to teach.
Start and finish times
8:30am to 3:30pm - Flexible

We can usually be flexible to accommodate childcare needs, etc. and if flexibility is reciprocated.

Dress code

Smart casual

No blue denim jeans. Dress respectfully for the activity you will be doing.

Teacher training

We are the lead school for the Springboard School Direct cluster. This is run in conjunction with Leeds Beckett University.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence.
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. Candidates who commit to a block of time in school or a regular commitment will have their DBS fees covered on successful completion of the placement. Candidates who are on the update system for DBS checks already can use that instead.

Placement availability

We offer school experience throughout the year, dependant on the needs of our children in school and our existing placement students. After application we will contact you when we have availability.

School experience type
In school

Fees

DBS check fees

£40.00 One-off, By bank transfer or cash

This fee covers the cost of carrying out your DBS check. It will be refunded if a substantial voluntary commitment to school is completed.

Location

Address
Wood Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DT
Map showing Shire Oak VC Primary School
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

There is limited on site parking and some parking in the local area.

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.

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Address
Wood Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DT
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. Candidates who commit to a block of time in school or a regular commitment will have their DBS fees covered on successful completion of the placement. Candidates who are on the update system for DBS checks already can use that instead.