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Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James

Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James aims to provide a happy and safe environment, where all children are given the opportunity to flourish and make a valuable contribution to the academy and the wider community.

At St James we value the individuality of all of our children. We are committed to giving our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest standards through the experience of a rich and engaging curriculum which takes account of pupils’ varied experiences and needs. We believe that the achievements, values and well-being of all our children matter and that it is important that pupils are supported to develop the skills to be resilient in the face of challenge.

As part of Tudor Grange Academies Trust, all staff are able to take advantage of wide-ranging, expert professional development opportunities throughout their career. It is a priority of the Trust to train and develop the next generation of teachers; Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James has a team of highly effective supporting staff and mentors who are able to offer placements for trainees from the SCITT programme.

About our school experience


In person school experience events:

Best suited for attendees who are sure they want to teach, but would like to get some in classroom experience as well as meet providers before considering an application. These events will run for a full school day and will include:
- Observations of great teaching.
- Introduction to the Tudor Grange SCITT programme.
- A taster professional studies session

Virtual events:

14:00 - 16:00 - "Taste of Teaching" aimed at attendees who are curious about teaching and want more information about what a career in teaching may look like for them. These remote sessions will also feature short sessions with teachers considering:
- career development
- a day in the life of a teacher
- what makes a great teacher

16:30 - 17:30 Open Evening:
Exploring the details of Tudor Grange's SCITT programme and discussing the practicalities of beginning an Initial Teacher Training year and what possible next steps may be. These events are best suited to attendees that are quite sure that they want to be teachers and need further information to enable them to choose the right provider

Start and finish times
09:00 to 15:00
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Tudor Grange SCITT is a dynamic and forward-thinking teacher training provider which offers a range of school-based pathways into teaching. Based at Tudor Grange Primary Academy St. James, we work in partnership with local primary schools to deliver high-quality school centred ITT.
Provider code - T87 .

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Halifax Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2BT
Map showing Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James

Yes - on site parking provided

Free on site parking, however parking is very limited.

Halifax Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2BT
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.