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Becoming a teacher with Thorndown Primary School


If you are considering joining the teaching profession and are looking for a training programme that will support, guide and challenge you to be the best you can be, you are most certainly in the right place. Thorndown Primary School, alongside the University of Bedfordshire, is the best choice for any graduate who wants to make a difference to the life chances and education of a range of children; inspire young learners to reach their potential; challenge and guide all students and prompt natural curiosity meaning that every child is given the support and tools in their early education to become life-long learners. It is also vitally important to us that we  ensure each trainee is given personalised support, training and guidance that will guide them along the path to be a successful and committed teacher for many years to come.


With the support network and individual training plans we have in place, our trainees will be enthusiastic, ambitious, committed and reflective and above all willing to make a difference to all learners in their care. Throughout the training course, a number of professional development opportunities will be provided meaning that every single trainee will have their ‘finger on the pulse’ with the latest educational initiatives and be able to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment for their very first class and beyond.


As a leading Schools Direct provider, Thorndown Primary School works closely with a number of primary schools in the Huntingdonshire area and we continue to develop links with other primary providers in the Cambridgeshire area also. These schools compromise of a range of settings with village and town settings, with an assortment of cohort sizes also which means that you will have the opportunity to really get ‘a feel’ for the right type of school for you and have a truly rounded training experience.


Our children underpin everything that we do. Providing a creative, cross-curricular curriculum, our staff and pupils are motivated, keen and inquisitive. Alongside this, we provide comprehensive pastoral care and an understanding and nurturing environment that embraces every child’s individual qualities. All our staff are exceptionally skilled and passionate practitioners and professional development and support of staff is a key part of our school ethos.


If you believe that Thorndown Primary School is the correct place for you to undertake your training, please find out more about our course by clicking below:


Ready to join us? Applications to join us will open in October, find us on apply/UCAS under code 2LV


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