Ashley Down Infant School
School profile by Susie Weaver
We are an infant school with 180 pupils: two class cohorts at Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Our community is diverse and we have children and families who speak a range of languages. We have developed an enriched creative curriculum, with a clear focus on the development of key skills. We have a long standing partnership with UWE, which has developed significantly over the past two years. Whilst we have not had the capacity to support placement trainees (due to significant numbers of college trainees) we have been able to work with UWE in a range of ways.
How does the school benefit from having trainees?
How does UWE support the training of mentors and what impact does this have on the professional development of mentors?
How does the work the trainees undertake benefit the children’s learning and the school as a whole?
What are the key skills the trainees gain from working with you in school?
In what ways has the school gained from being in partnership with UWE?