School profile

Parkfields Middle School

Parkfields is a middle school which serves over 470 children in Years 5-8 (aged 9-13).

As a school community, we believe hugely in setting the highest standards and aspirations for our children so that they can embody our motto of 'Flourish, Learn and Grow'. From the moment you walk through our doors you will witness the positive relationships enjoyed by all those connected with the school. We are very successful at promoting high quality education across the curriculum, which is supplemented by a variety of enrichment opportunities both inside and beyond the school gates.

About our school experience

Details

We have a 5 period day
08:20 Staff Briefing
08:35 Registration
08:50 Period 1
09:50 Period 2
10:50 Breaktime
11:10 Period 3
12:10 Period 4
13:10 Lunchtime
14:05 Period 5
15:05 Assembly / Personal Development Time
15:35 End of School

Typical activities for candidates include:

observing lessons and different teaching styles
interacting with pupils
seeing how specific subjects are taught
learning more about the teacher training process

Start and finish times
08.15am to 3.35pm
Dress code
No dress code supplied
Teacher training

Pyramid Teaching Partnership is the ITT arm of the Pyramid Schools Trust

The PGCE with QTS course is accredited by University of Bedfordshire of which we are a Lead Partner.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport, driving licence etc
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. Depending on the length of your experience - if it was a day then you would be accompanied at all times. If longer a DBS would be sought.

Placement availability

We offer career experience placements throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school

Fees

DBS check fees

£40.00 One-off, Bank transfer

If voluntary then a DBS check is non-chargeable.

Location

Address
Park Road, Toddington, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AB
Map showing Parkfields Middle School
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

There is parking in the school car park and on Park Road outside the school.

We also have cycling storage and are 10 minutes by taxi from Harlington railway station.

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Address
Park Road, Toddington, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AB
School phases
Primary (4 to 11), Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

Yes - when in school. Depending on the length of your experience - if it was a day then you would be accompanied at all times. If longer a DBS would be sought.

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education