Teacher Training

We offer places on the School Direct programme through The Minster Learning Alliance.  


Placements available for 2022-23 academic year:


Course code
Biology *
Chemistry *


Design & Technology
Physics *

*  Recruiting for one Science trainee overall

Quarrydale is a mixed academy of around 1100 pupils, with approximately 130 sixth formers.  We are situated in the town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, which is located between Sherwood Forest, the Peak District and the City of Nottingham.  Connections to major conurbations in the region are excellent, housing is affordable and access to leisure facilities, and areas of cultural, natural and industrial heritage is good.   The academy itself is a popular and exciting place to work, with a friendly atmosphere and a real sense of teamwork.  The students are well-behaved and Ofsted graded us as ‘Good’ in March 2017.  The education we offer at Quarrydale is built around a highly qualified team of staff committed to delivering a quality education to all our students in a calm, safe and secure environment where high quality learning can take place effectively.  We work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child receives the best possible education and takes pride in being part of our successful and caring community.  At Quarrydale we combine our traditional values with the very latest teaching methods and technologies to inspire our students to succeed in everything they do.  We have very high expectations of our students and place great emphasis on self-discipline, self-respect, hard work, achievement and high standards of behaviour.

You will be joining a team of hard-working and dedicated staff (teaching and support staff) who have a desire to see all students achieve success in their studies, the wider curriculum and in their personal development.  The subject mentors are of the highest quality and have been praised by previous trainees as supportive.  Subject mentors have the desire to help trainees develop and grow so that they are confident professionals in their first teaching post and beyond. 

You will also experience working with a tutor group, developing those pastoral skills which are essential to have as a teacher.  You will also be able to participate in the full range of CPD activities offered at Quarrydale Academy.

In general, we are looking for people who have the potential to become outstanding teachers and school leaders of the future. You should be committed to inclusive and comprehensive education and believe passionately in the difference education can make to young peoples’ lives. You should possess genuine enthusiasm for the subjects you will teach and be able to communicate your understanding to others. Experience of working with young people will be an advantage.


For further information about the ITT School Direct Programme offered at Quarrydale Academy please contact:

Mrs H Cooper

ITT & ECT Coordinator


01623 554178 Ext 316


For details about how to apply please go to:



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