High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340


High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Cambridge University

As a partnership school, we welcome visits from Cambridge University PGCE trainees as well as teachers and teaching assistants from across the county.

We run training days which provide an opportunity to:

  • Take a detailed tour of the school by our Year 6 pupils
  • Find out how we teach the curriculum through a thematic approach to learning
  • Observe teaching and talks to staff and pupils

Here are just a few of the comments left by student teachers visiting the school:

‘I was very impressed with how a topic is used throughout the curriculum it made all subjects sound so good to teach ‘

‘It was great to gain a child’s perspective of the school. Our tour guides were brilliant – informative & friendly – I was really impressed by their confidence’

‘Excellent atmosphere – friendly, warm teachers and pupils. All so knowledgeable about their topics’

‘Inspiring ideas – really treating the children as creative thinking individuals’

‘Lovely to get honest responses from children! They are obviously very proud of their school’

‘Very inspiring! Really like the ideas, the concepts behind the planning, especially because it is a whole school approach’

‘The positive behaviour policy of the school is refreshing and seems to work well. The children loved the topic work, and I felt very inspired!’

‘ The displays were wonderful and obviously inspired the children, also making them eager about what’s to come’

‘I found this very inspiring. The staff and children seemed extremely enthusiastic about the themes. It seemed to enhance and enrich children’s understanding across the curriculum’

‘This is one of the most fantastic schools I’ve seen – I want to send my future children here.’

‘So impressed with the courteous manner in which staff and children treat each other. Smiley faces, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in abundance – really felt welcome’

‘Really excellent. The children were so enthusiastic and loved their work and seemed proud of the school. Fantastic displays that the children seemed proud of.’