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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


At Irk Valley we offer teacher training placements through Manchester Metropolitan University and Teach Manchester.


This year we have successfully supported 2 school direct trainees, 2 PGCE trainees, 3 BA3 trainees, 3 BA2 trainees and 2 BA1 trainees. 


In 2020-21 we successfully supported 2 trainees in their first placement on PGCE courses, 4 BA2 trainees, a school direct on placement B as well as a BA1 trainee in Summer term. 


In 2019-2020 we supported the successful completion of 11 placements, ranging from EYFS through to Year 6.


Our long term goal is to become a flagship school, sharing good practice with others. We take pride in demonstrating strong practice in teaching and learning to support those who wish to enter the teaching profession.


Our class mentors receive mentor CPD to support them in role and to further develop the practice of the trainee.


Our trainees receive weekly CPD sessions and opportunities to collaborate with other trainees and colleagues. 


Please take a look at our feedback from both trainees and class mentors.