• My First Term of Teaching

    Ella Bramhall - An English trainees account of her first term of training to teach.

    Well… where shall I begin! From training days consisting of masks, social distancing, and sanitiser, to early lessons in the classroom surrounded by nerves (me and the students!), It’s been a rollercoaster journey so far. However, despite the chaos of Covid, it has been an amazing experience. I feel like I have been supported every step of the way and I have loved my first term being a part of the team at Toot Hill School. As a trainee, I thought that I might be an inconvenience to those ‘real’ members of staff teaching day in, day out. Despite my worries, this has not been the case at all!...

    Posted 25/11/2020 by SCITT - Read more

  • WWII Evacuation Day

    The 1940's come to Westdale Junior School

    The WWII Evacuee Day was a great success. We haven’t allowed Covid to spoil the experiences planned for the children and with a little imagination we were able to transform a part of Westdale into a 1940’s school. We would like to thank you for helping us make the day as memorable as possible by providing your child with an authentic lunch and fantastic outfits. It really bought the whole day together.

    Posted 25/11/2020 by Westdale Juniors

  • School Newsletter

    20th November 2020

    Coming up:

    Thursday 26th November - Autumn Term Report Cards go home

    Wednesday 9th December - Christmas Theme Day in School – wear your Christmas Jumpers!

    Stay up to date!

    Make sure you mark school emails as “Not Junk” to make sure you are always up to date. We can’t afford to always send text reminders to over 350 children’s families so this is the best way of making sure you are “in the know”. Don’t forget to also follow our instagram account to see what is going on in school too!


    Congratulations to the following classes who were winners for the...

    Posted 20/11/2020 by Victoria Primary School - Read more

  • English as an Additional Language.

    A Primary Trainees Reflections on EAL.

    Even during Covid we are still giving our trainees a rich and varied experience. Here is an account of a primary trainees reflections after the Head of Victoria Primary came to talk to us about English as an addition language.

    As part of our core training, we received a visit from the head of Victoria primary school. Victoria is an inner-city school with a high intake of children who speak English as an additional language.

    Russell (the head) highlighted some of the methods that Victoria use to make the transition for EAL children as smooth as possible, for example across the school, ...

    Posted 17/11/2020 by SCITT - Read more

  • School Newsletter

    13th November 2020


    Next Week: Anti-bullying Week

    Next Week: School Photo Day - Monday 16th November

    Next Week: Nursery admissions to school for September 2021


    Coronavirus – Class Closure (Year 5 Bowden)

    Attendance Winners

    National Children’s Survey

    Coming up: Diary Dates

    Next Week: Anti-bullying Week

    It is national anti-bullying week next week. This is an important yearly event that we always look forward to supporting. School Council reps from each class have already been reviewing our Bullying Policy re...

    Posted 13/11/2020 by Victoria Primary School - Read more

  • STEM Club is back, but this time for year 9!

    Weekly 15 minute STEM challenges will run during Thursday lunchtimes for year 9

    Due to Covid19 bubbles, STEM club will only be open to one year group at a time this year.

    In November & December YEAR 9 are invited to get involved in hands-on STEM activities

    Each Thursday there will be a different STEM challenge designed to take around 15 mins so that you still have time for lunch!

    No pressure to come every week or sign up, just drop in and give it a try!

    Open to all year 9s who like Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

    The STEM challenges will run every Thursday 12:45-13:15 in DT5 with Mr Walters

    Posted 12/11/2020 by Toot Hill School - Read more