Prestolee Primary School
Prestolee Trust builds upon the ideas of our most famous leader, Teddy O’Neil. Teddy was the first head in the country to develop a true community school. Indeed it can be argued that Prestolee, under Teddy O’Neill, was the first community school in England.
It is that notion of community which is the central driver to our philosophy and our work. We are a community of schools and organisations. We work together as a group to improve the lives and opportunities of the children in our care. Through improving the aspiration, the education and the development of the children in our school we are working to improve all our communities. We work with parents, community groups, key local stakeholders and the schools to provide as wide a range of opportunities and improvements for all of the children in our care.
We are very clear we are not ‘cookie cutter’ schools. All of our schools run as independent organisations under the umbrella of Prestolee Multi Academy Trust. We invest in our leaders, our staff and our communities because this we feel is the only way to get strong, secure and stable improvements to our schools. Each school serves a unique community and it is our job to add value to what that school does and not to dictate each individual aspect of the schools work.
Through our School Centred Initial Teacher training programme we produce some of the finest new teachers in the profession. Through our teaching school we support a range of schools across Greater Manchester and across the country. Through our well established network and links we support school improvement in all schools across Greater Manchester and look to influence and shape policy. We are committed to bringing the school system together through mutual support and engagement, be it through our School Led Conferences or through organisations such as Family of Schools or through the Greater Manchester Learning Partnership. This is because we feel all the answers to the challenges we face are in the system somewhere – it is just a case of connecting and learning.
Prestolee is a Trust with community at its heart – because only schools as communities will succeed.
About our school experience
In the first instance, we offer candidates the opportunity to attend one of our school experience taster days which we run throughout the year.
The day consists of observing good teaching practice during normal lessons and the opportunity to interact with pupils. We will accommodate requests of experience in specific year groups wherever possible. During your visit, you will receive a guided tour of the school and attend a short presentation where you will be able to ask any questions you have about teaching and our teacher training courses.
- Start and finish times
- 8.30am to 2.30pm
- Dress code
- Teacher training
Our organisation includes Prestolee School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). An Ofsted outstanding provider with 3 different training hubs in Bolton, Merseyside and Oldham/Yorkshire with placement schools available across the North West.
Links to more information about our school
- Prestolee Primary School website
- Prestolee Primary School Get Information About Schools
- Ofsted report: Prestolee Primary School
- Performance information: Prestolee Primary School
- Teacher training: Prestolee Primary School
- Must have a degree
- DBS check required
No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.
We offer school experience taster days throughout the year.
- School experience type
- Both Virtual and In school
- Church Road, Stoneclough, Manchester, M26 1HJ
Not available on site
There is plenty of parking available on nearby streets.
- 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)