School profile

Connor Downs Academy

Our academy is built within an attractive, village site overlooking the towans of Gwithian. It is a very happy, inclusive and successful academy. Our high standards are sustained because staff, hub councillors, parents, carers and children work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and care, respecting the distinguishing features of our local community.

We have high academic achievement but we are also very proud that our academy has a strong sporting tradition with music and the arts also enriching school life.

Connor Downs Academy is part of the Aspire Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust of 31 primary schools in Cornwall who have joined together in a unique and exciting partnership that will ensure better provision, richer resources and higher standards for our pupils.

https://www.aspireacademytrust.org/

About our school experience

Details

Candidates will be able to gain a broad experience of a primary school setting. Time will be spent in class observing the teacher across a range of lessons and activities, with the opportunity to work with small groups of children.

Candidates will be able to talk with staff and ask questions to determine if teaching is the right career for them.

Candidates will be able to find out more about initial teacher training opportunities with Aspire Academy Trust.

Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

We will work with candidates to arrange mutually convenient times.

Dress code

Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

Teacher training

Aspire Academy Trust delivers School Direct initial teacher training in partnership with Cornwall SCITT as the accredited provider.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Valid photo ID
DBS check required

Yes. This will need to be completed before a placement is confirmed. We will guide you through the application process. For placements of at least 10 days, the cost will be covered by the school, for placements less than 10 days, the cost will be covered by the candidate.

Placement availability

We can offer school experience throughout the year, but may have some busier times when placements aren't available.

School experience type
In school

Fees

DBS check fees

£50.00 One-off, Bank transfer

The fee covers the cost of carrying out your DBS check if you are unable to commit to 10+ days.

Location

Address
Mutton Hill, Connor Downs, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5DH
Map showing Connor Downs Academy
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

Limited parking is available in the school car park

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.

Access needs policy

Address
Mutton Hill, Connor Downs, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5DH
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

Yes. This will need to be completed before a placement is confirmed. We will guide you through the application process. For placements of at least 10 days, the cost will be covered by the school, for placements less than 10 days, the cost will be covered by the candidate.