Spring Bank Primary School

General Category

 

Stars of the Week!

After a fantastic start last week we continued with the great work this week and had another set of marvelous stars! This week’s awards were for a whole host of different achievements: we were wowed with literacy and numeracy work, we had star football performances and had some imaginative poetry. We hope that we continue to be impressed with more outstanding work from all of our pupils.

Well done to our stars this week!

Stars 15.9.17

 

YEAR-6-NEWSLETTER-1-2017

 

Stars of the Week!

This week, our stars were awarded for print-making, being kind ot others, some fantastic literacy work and volcano artwork!

Congratulations to all our stars of the week!

 

 

 

Stars of the Week!

This week certificates were awarded to 2 whole classes! Reception collected a certificate for their excellent behaviour and sensible walking during their trip to Pizza Express in Headingly, while Year 2 were awarded Star of the Week for their fantastic behaviour and listening skills during their recent trip to Cannon Hall open farm. A certificate was also awarded to this week’s football player of the week, and other stars received their certificates for consistent hard work, asking questions, being kind to others and for some crafty homework!

Well done to all our stars of the week!

IMG_0682

 

Today we welcomed Andy Seed, author of children’s books including the ‘Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff’, filled with fun facts and jokes to tell, and ‘Prankenstein’, a mystery novel.

Andy told us some knock-knock jokes from his book, as well as some funny scientific names of animals (who knew a Magpie’s scientific name was ‘Pica Pica’?!), we tried a terrific tongue twister (Irish wristwatch) and we guessed how many Year 6 pupils it would take to balance on a see-saw with a gorilla, a crocodile and a blue whale! Lucky participants who got the correct answers were given a pencil with a moustache on the end and some were given a bookmark. Andy also told us about receiving his Blue Peter award for Best Book with Facts in 2015 and answered questions from our own budding authors about publishers and which writers inspired him.

Check out Andy’s website here:

Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1778 IMG_1766

IMG_1733 IMG_1752

 

Stars of the Week!

IMG_1852

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.

 

(more…)

 

WDSSD cropped

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!)

 

1234