Spring Bank Primary School

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Stars of the Week!

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Well done to all our stars of the week who received certificates for excellent SATs results and perseverance in Year 6, hard work, excellent writing and letter sounds and blending in Reception! This week we’ve also handed out certificates for Lexia and working hard in trumpet classes!

 

Year 5 Homework      Due in: 7/12/16

Earth and Space

Create a model of our Solar System.

Include as much detail as you can.

This could be: a 3D model, a drawing, a computer drawing or model, a booklet or any other method you can think of!

 

Welcome to the Springboard cluster of schools. Our cluster is currently recruiting for School Direct fee route trainees to start in September 2017. We are eleven primary schools working together with Leeds Beckett University to deliver high quality School Direct primary school teacher training for the 3-7 and 5-11 phases. We are geographically close but offer a huge diversity of schools reflecting our growing city. Training with our cluster will provide you with an excellent foundation to a successful career in teaching.

 

What we are looking for

Qualities we are looking for

Our trainees need to have:

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written;
  • A commitment to teaching and learning;
  • A desire to teach and inspire young people;
  • Patience and empathy;
  • A willingness to work hard;
  • An awareness of professional and educational issues;
  • An ability to work at Masters Level.

 

Why train with us?

Spring Bank Primary is the Lead School of eleven primary schools  in  the Headingley,  Woodhouse,  Kirkstall  and Alwoodley  areas  of Leeds. We work in partnership with  Leeds Beckett  University to provide high quality training for School Direct trainees at present and are recruiting for new trainiees to start in September 2017. The group of schools, known as the Springboard Cluster, comprises Spring Bank Primary, Shire Oak C of E,  Weetwood,  Brodetsky,  Rosebank, Little London, Quarry Mount,  Brudenell, Kirkstall Valley, Kirkstall St Stephen’s and St Chad’s C of E.

The Springboard Cluster has the great strength of diversity in its makeup. The eleven primary schools are different in size, cultural background and socio-economic profile providing our trainee students with a varied and valuable training experience.  By training in schools with such contrasting intakes of children your professional development will be accelerated, improving and widening  your professional options as a teacher.  The Lead School, Spring Bank Primary, is in the heart of Headingley and has many years  successful  experience  training teachers,  including  the  School Direct route. All of our trainees from 2015-16 have been employed as teachers in Leeds, half in cluster schools.

The collective resources of the Springboard cluster are used to benefit the trainees.  Schools with an area of outstanding   practice lead enhancement training days; during the day all the trainees in the cluster meet together at one of the schools for school based training involving children and the school staff. Training in behaviour, teaching EAL children,  phonics,  PE, outdoor learning, thinking skills, Forest Schools, ICT, planning and  assessment  are just some  of the school based training days we are running this year.

All of the schools have experienced and committed school mentors to support the professional training of School Direct trainees who are seen as part of the school team.  Trainees in the Springboard Cluster are able to form a supportive team enhanced by the close geographic proximity of both the schools and Leeds Beckett  University. The ethos of the cluster is one of mutual support and development with a very positive approach to teacher training.

Leeds Beckett University  has a proven track record of recruiting and training high quality candidates for their teacher training courses and of securing successful employment at the end of training. Experienced link tutors effectively support trainees throughout their year and work closely in partnership with the Springboard cluster to the benefit of trainees.

Find out more about School Direct and the Springboard cluster by coming along to one of our Open Evening events when you can meet teachers who have been trained and employed  on this course and talk with current trainees. Look on the Spring Bank Primary School website for dates and times.

 

 

Contact us at Spring Bank Primary, Spring Road, Leeds LS6 1AD  0113 204 3120

Email:  m.brawley@springbankprimary.org

Michael Brawley (Head)  Tracey Baruah (Lead Practitioner)

 

About This Training Programme

  1. Professional Qualification

Our training course will include a PGCE from Leeds Beckett University in Primary Education and will cover from age 3-11. Part of the PGCE involves 3 masters credit modules, which will be led by University staff.

Students will also be members of Leeds Beckett University and as such be able to access facilities such as the Library, Learning Support etc.

  1. Fees

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9000.

  1. Funding

View Funding information on training provider’s website.

  1. Course Content

During the course you will study 3 modules at Masters level, as well as undertaking taught sessions designed to support your progress to the achievement of Qualified Teacher Status. Masters modules will focus upon your development as a professional, your subject competence and the opportunity for you to undertake a small research study on as aspect of your teaching.

You will receive weekly observations of your teaching supported by your school mentors as well as undertaking 3 formal progression assessments at the end of each term to ensure that you are making progress to the attainment of the standards required for Qualified Teacher Status.

 

About this Training Provider

  1. Accommodation

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/life/accommodation.htm

  1. Child Care Facilities

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/childcare-and-schools.htm

  1. Disability Access

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/disability-services.htm

  1. Public Transport

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/public-transport.htm

  1. Special Features

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/index.htm

  1. Student Life

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/life/index.htm

  1. Study Facilities

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/skills-for-learning.htm

  1. Where to Find Us

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/about-us.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

  1. GCSE

All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science (or equivalent) before making their application. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

 

  1. Degree
  2. Applicants normally need a UK undergraduate 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree or recognised equivalent. However a 2:2 together with evidence of substantial experience may be considered.

 

  1. Other Qualifications

Applicants must have passed the Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course. Further information about registering for and completing these tests can be found on the Department for Education website:  www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests

You should look to complete both tests as soon as you have submitted your application. We encourage you to use the practice material available on the DfE website to help you decide whether you are ready to book a live test or whether you should undertake further preparation prior to taking the test.

 

 

 

Welcome to the Springboard cluster of schools. Our cluster is currently recruiting for School Direct fee route trainees to start in September 2017.We are eleven primary schools working together with Leeds Beckett University to deliver high quality School Direct primary school teacher training for the 3-7 and 5-11 phases. We are geographically close but offer a huge diversity of schools reflecting our growing city. Training with our cluster will provide you with an excellent foundation to a successful career in teaching.

 

What we are looking for

Qualities we are looking for

Our trainees need to have:

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written;
  • A commitment to teaching and learning;
  • A desire to teach and inspire young people;
  • Patience and empathy;
  • A willingness to work hard;
  • An awareness of professional and educational issues;
  • An ability to work at Masters Level.

 

Why train with us?

Spring Bank Primary is the Lead School of eleven primary schools  in  the Headingley,  Woodhouse,  Kirkstall  and Alwoodley  areas  of Leeds. We work in partnership with  Leeds Beckett  University to provide high quality training for School Direct trainees at present and are recruiting for new trainiees to start in September 2017. The group of schools, known as the Springboard Cluster, comprises Spring Bank Primary, Shire Oak C of E,  Weetwood,  Brodetsky, Rosebank,  Little London, Quarry Mount,  Brudenell, Kirkstall Valley, Kirkstall St Stephen’s and St Chad’s C of E.

The Springboard Cluster has the great strength of diversity in its makeup. The eleven primary schools are different in size, cultural background and socio-economic profile providing our trainee students with a varied and valuable training experience.  By training in schools with such contrasting intakes of children your professional development will be accelerated, improving and widening  your professional options as a teacher.  The Lead School, Spring Bank Primary, is in the heart of Headingley and has many years  successful  experience  training teachers,  including  the  School Direct route. All of our trainees from 2015-16 have been employed as teachers in Leeds, half in cluster schools.

The collective resources of the Springboard cluster are used to benefit the trainees.  Schools with an area of outstanding   practice lead enhancement training days; during the day all the trainees in the cluster meet together at one of the schools for school based training involving children and the school staff. Training in behaviour, teaching EAL children,  phonics,  PE, outdoor learning, thinking skills, Forest Schools, ICT, planning and  assessment  are just some  of the school based training days we are running this year.

All of the schools have experienced and committed school mentors to support the professional training of School Direct trainees who are seen as part of the school team.  Trainees in the Springboard Cluster are able to form a supportive team enhanced by the close geographic proximity of both the schools and Leeds Beckett  University. The ethos of the cluster is one of mutual support and development with a very positive approach to teacher training.

Leeds Beckett University  has a proven track record of recruiting and training high quality candidates for their teacher training courses and of securing successful employment at the end of training. Experienced link tutors effectively support trainees throughout their year and work closely in partnership with the Springboard cluster to the benefit of trainees.

Find out more about School Direct and the Springboard cluster by coming along to one of our Open Evening events when you can meet teachers who have been trained and employed  on this course and talk with current trainees. Look on the Spring Bank Primary School website for dates and times.

 

 

Contact us at Spring Bank Primary, Spring Road, Leeds LS6 1AD  0113 204 3120

Email:  m.brawley@springbankprimary.org

Michael Brawley (Head)  Tracey Baruah (Lead Practitioner)

 

About This Training Programme

  1. Professional Qualification

Our training course will include a PGCE from Leeds Beckett University in Primary Education and will cover from age 3-11. Part of the PGCE involves 3 masters credit modules, which will be led by University staff.

Students will also be members of Leeds Beckett University and as such be able to access facilities such as the Library, Learning Support etc.

  1. Fees

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9000.

  1. Funding

View Funding information on training provider’s website.

  1. Course Content

During the course you will study 3 modules at Masters level, as well as undertaking taught sessions designed to support your progress to the achievement of Qualified Teacher Status. Masters modules will focus upon your development as a professional, your subject competence and the opportunity for you to undertake a small research study on as aspect of your teaching.

You will receive weekly observations of your teaching supported by your school mentors as well as undertaking 3 formal progression assessments at the end of each term to ensure that you are making progress to the attainment of the standards required for Qualified Teacher Status.

 

About this Training Provider

  1. Accommodation

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/life/accommodation.htm

  1. Child Care Facilities

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/childcare-and-schools.htm

  1. Disability Access

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/disability-services.htm

  1. Public Transport

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/public-transport.htm

  1. Special Features

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/index.htm

  1. Student Life

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/life/index.htm

  1. Study Facilities

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/skills-for-learning.htm

  1. Where to Find Us

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/about-us.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

  1. GCSE

All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science (or equivalent) before making their application. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

 

  1. Degree
  2. Applicants normally need a UK undergraduate 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree or recognised equivalent. However a 2:2 together with evidence of substantial experience may be considered.

 

  1. Other Qualifications

Applicants must have passed the Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course. Further information about registering for and completing these tests can be found on the Department for Education website:  www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/apply-for-teacher-training/skills-tests

You should look to complete both tests as soon as you have submitted your application. We encourage you to use the practice material available on the DfE website to help you decide whether you are ready to book a live test or whether you should undertake further preparation prior to taking the test.

 

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21st March is World Down Syndrome Day. Wendy Uttley from Down Syndrome Training and Support Service, Bradford gave an excellent assembly to the whole school. We all learnt a lot, including all about the extra chromosome number 23 – (which is why World Down Syndrome Day is on 21st day of the 3rd month!)

 

 

Kitty (Y3) and Paige (Y6) battled in the grand final to become Spring Bank’s Top Banana! Both girls are experts at this game and the final was really exciting to watch. Paige shouted ‘Bananas!’ to win the game a fraction of a second before Kitty in a nail-biting finish – she now goes on to battle against other ‘Best of the Bunch’ children from other schools in a series of online rounds. Congratulations to Paige and well done Kitty! See you next year, everyone, for the next Bananagrams challenge!

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   The race is on to find Spring Bank’s Top Banana! Sixty four children across KS2 have signed up and are competing at lunchtime to find our Best of Bunch, who will then go through to battle in online rounds with other winners across the country.

   Congratulations to these children who are through to the next round: Joe, Amina, Kitty, Sajjad, Orla and India and an extra-special mention for Eden, who took part in a game with a nail-biting finish and was only just pipped to the post by a very skillful Sajjad!

   Best words so far – Joe’s hugely long ‘lavender’ and Kitty’s enormously impressive ‘roux’!

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Government funding for PE 2014-15 Spring Bank Primary

from September 2013 our school has received Olympic Legacy monies from the government.

This year ( 2014-15) we have used this money in a variety of ways:

  • We have purchased new PE equipment  to enhance our PE provision.
  • Together with other local primary schools we have bought in  a  specialist PE teacher  from Lawnswood  High School ( Dave Hutton ) who  comes each week and works with  classes to enhance  our delivery of PE and develop Sports Leaders amongst the children.
  • Our Sports Leaders from Y5+6 are organising two  sports competition days for our Y3+4 children along with Y3+4 classes from another local primary school for this year.
  • We release school staff to organise and  take part in a wide variety of competitive sporting tournaments including football, athletics, gymnastics and basketball and netball.
  • Half termly competitive sporting events have been arranged with other local primaries and Lawnswood High School.  PE monies are used to release staff to enable our children to take part in all these events.
  • Specialist cricket classes have been arranged for classes at the Headingly Cricket School for half a term for older classes.
  • Free after school clubs in football and netball take place  in the spring and summer every day after school on our sports pitch and  a variety of free dance clubs  in our school hall  with the school providing staff support.
  • We have arranged cycling classes for both KS1 and KS2 classes are working with Bikeability to extend this provision to other classes.

 

Through  these initiatives our children are accessing good quality sports  opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles and well-being.  Children benefit from high quality coaching and  our teachers are also able to develop their professional knowledge and skills in all areas of P.E as they are able to observe it being taught by experts. This ensures value for money as this development in teacher’s expertise will result in sustained long term high quality provision.

 

 

 

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With expert guidance given by Graeme Creaton the children have so far learnt how to remove their wheels, remove the inner tube and repair a puncture!

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