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Shibden Head Primary Academy

Shibden Head Primary Academy is a partner school of Manchester Nexus School Centred Initial Teacher Training Provider (SCITT).

Manchester Nexus SCITT exists for children and young people: improving their life chances, instilling the joy of learning, and nurturing their development and achievement. An unequivocal focus on excellence characterises our work, ensuring that everything we do is firmly rooted in the values that drive us – hope for the future, personalised learning and social justice.

Our mission is to train teachers who will inspire, challenge and support all their pupils, both now and in the future. Nexus teachers are committed. They are skilful, creative specialists in their subjects and age ranges who continuously develop their practice and help others to do the same. Our training fosters resilience with a balanced approach that recognises the importance of personal wellbeing amid the demands of this great profession.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course

Manchester Nexus Primary Teacher Taster Day - 8.45am until 2.30pm. Anyone thinking about going into Primary teaching and/or wants some more experience. Come along to meet our pupils and team; find out why our school-led teacher training is excellent We have vast experience at delivering high quality school-led initial teacher training (previously through school direct) and we would like to invite you to find out more about what we do. This Teacher Taster Day will give you a genuine insight into a career in Primary Teaching. At this event you will: observe lessons, meet our pupils, and spend time in KS1 and KS2 classrooms meet previous trainees and newly qualified teachers and get to ask them the questions you would like answering learn more about our school-led route and how it is different to a university-led route find out about how to apply and what makes a strong application discover more about the interview process and pick up useful hints and tips Find out more about the profession of teaching and how you will be developed once you complete your training year

A DBS is not required, however your date of birth is required to carry out a list 99 check.

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School phases
  • Early years
  • Primary (4 to 11)
Hainsworth Moor Grove
West Yorkshire
BD13 2ND
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Dress code

Business dress

Start and finish times

8:45am to 2:30pm


Yes - on site parking provided

Details of where to park on the day will be sent with a confirmation email from

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.

Teacher training offered

Manchester Nexus SCITT

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