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West Monkton Church of England School

West Monkton is part of The Oak Partnership Trust which is a lead trust with Somerset SCITT.

The Oak Partnership Multi Academy Trust was formed in 2019. Its founder member schools are three primary schools (Blackbrook Community Primary School, Ruishton CofE Primary School and West Monkton CofE Primary School) and one all-through Special School (Selworthy Special School). All four schools were inspected by Ofsted in 2023 and were rated ‘Good’.

A commitment to development attracts the best staff to work at The Oak Partnership. As a result of our size and work with other schools in the local area, teachers have career progression and promotion opportunities within the school and across the Trust. We believe this is crucial to the success of our school. Our vision is to nurture and develop resilient and passionate individuals who are skilled in critical thinking. We believe this will create effective teachers who are ready to continue their pursuit of excellence.

About our school experience


Timings: 9:30am – 11:45pm
Please arrive for 9:25am to complete the sign in process. West Monkton has a no phones policy. The office will securely store you phone whilst on site or you can leave in your car.

During the morning you will have a chance to meet Ellie Barton: Deputy Head and members of the school staff.

Keith Ford: Somerset SCITT Programme Manager will also be available throughout the morning.
You will speak with current Somerset SCITT trainees and ex trainees who are now teachers in the school, observe a lesson, and have the opportunity to discuss the application and interview process.

There will be a break during the morning with tea, coffee and water available in the staff room.

Start and finish times
9:30am to 12:00pm
Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

Somerset SCITT
Accredited Primary Provider since 1999.

Trainees will learn on the job in a supportive environment with a mentor throughout their placements. Experience in school progresses from observing and working alongside the class teacher, to taking full responsibility, initially for individuals and groups, and later, for a whole class.

Throughout this experience, trainees will acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding of the range of elements which make an outstanding teacher, as specified in Somerset SCITT Curriculum and the Teachers’ Standards; from developing good relationships with children that promote learning, with other colleagues to working within a framework and national and school policies to deliver the Curriculum.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Driving Licence or Passport
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Bridgwater Road, Bathpool, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8FT
Map showing West Monkton Church of England School

Not available on site

Onsite parking is limited, however there is plenty on road parking around the school. Please be respectful to our neighbours when parking.

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

Bridgwater Road, Bathpool, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8FT
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.