SSELP School Direct Open Event
There will be SSELP School Direct Open Events on Monday 15 January 2018 and Tuesday 16 January 2018 at Prince Edward Primary School for those interested in finding out more. For more information about SSELP School Direct please follow this link

Nursery Places Available for January 2018

All 3 and 4 year olds can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. We offer this as 15 hours a week during term time (from the beginning of the term after their third birthday) for 38 weeks of the year. If you are interested in applying for a place then please speak to Liz in the school office.

We also have a limited number of places for children who are entitled to 2 year old FEL funding.

For more information about Free Early Learning please look at the Sheffield City Council website

For eligible children we are also offering free 30 hour childcare places.

SSELP - School Direct Training Route for Teachers

posted 29 Apr 2016, 03:32 by J Carter

Sheffield South East Learning Partnership (SSELP) School Direct

What is SSELP?

SSELP is a group of 15 primary, 1 special and 2 secondary schools who work together to develop and share excellent practice and standards. Through collaboration we have achieved a proven track record of improving outcomes.

Who is involved in the SSELP partnership?

Acres Hill Primary School, Arbourthorne Primary School, Emmaus Catholic & CE Primary School, Gleadless Primary School, Grace Owen Nursery, High Hazels Academy, Manor Lodge Primary School, Norfolk Community Primary School, Norfolk Park Primary School, Oasis Don Valley Academy, Phillimore Community Primary School, Pipworth Community Primary School, Prince Edward Primary School, St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School, Tinsley Meadows Primary School, Wybourn Community Primary School, Sheffield Park Academy and Sheffield Springs Academy.

Why does SSELP provide a PGCE training course?

We want to train and employ the best people to ensure that excellent teachers teach in our schools. Our goal is to help pupils achieve the best start in life.

Why choose School Direct as your training route?

School Direct offers a combination of:

  • rigorous academic programme

  • up to the minute training by current teachers sharing their wealth of experience

  • immersion in a school environment 


What does SSELP offer you?

  • A carefully balanced mix of academic and school based learning

  • A welcoming home school, enabling you to become immersed in the daily diverse challenges and rewards of school life and become a member of an experienced, dedicated team.

  • Highly trained and experienced mentors and teachers to provide you with a personalised training programme.

  • Experience in a wide range of SSELP schools enabling you share our expertise

  • A strong partnership with Sheffield Hallam University meaning that you access high quality academic input leading to QTS status and 60 masters points.

  •  The opportunity to be employed by a SSELP school.

  • High quality training and support from outstanding practitioners across all ages in school.


What do we expect from you?

  • To be committed, determined and hard working.

  • To have a natural desire to make the lives of our children and families better.

  • To be passionate about making every learning opportunity count.

  • To have high standards, expectations and belief in every child.

  • To be an effective team player and fully contribute to the wider school community.


For more information: contact or phone 0114 250 2760 to speak to our SSELP School Direct lead, Fiona Heath. Alternatively visit our or SSELP’s face book page.

Nursery places for September 2016

posted 19 Feb 2016, 04:09 by J Carter   [ updated 19 Feb 2016, 04:11 ]

We have places available in our nursery for September 2016.  Please contact Mrs Watson-Foster in the school office if you are interested in a place and would like to be added to the list for September 2016. 

Children become eligible for 3 & 4 year old FEL places from the term after their 3rd birthday.  If your child was born between 1st April 2013 and 31 August 2013 then they will be eligible for a nursery place in September 2016. We also have a limited number of 'rising 3' places for children from their 3rd birthday but to be eligible for one of these places you need to be in receipt of certain benefits.  Details can be found on the Sheffield City Council website or talk to Mrs Watson-Foster in the office.

Sheffield City Council - information about free early learning places

New Nursery!

posted 1 Oct 2015, 04:19 by J Carter

Our lovely new nursery opened in September 2015.  At the moment we only offer morning places but hope to extend this at a later date.  We are offering places for 3 and 4 year olds and have a limited number of places for 'rising 3s'.  If you would like more information then please contact the school office.

Children in Need

posted 19 Nov 2013, 03:59 by S Lo   [ updated 19 Nov 2013, 04:15 ]

Thank you to everyone who came dressed in their pyjamas. We raised £162.50 by wearing pyjamas in school and buying biscuits. £130 will be sent to Children in Need and £32.50 will be donated to a charity supporting people with type 1 diabetes.

Roald Dahl dressing up day.

posted 16 Sep 2013, 07:38 by S Lo

A big thank you to everyone who came dressed up for Roald Dahl day. The children listened to different Roald Dahl stories and the KS2 Free Write Friday was based on his stories. As you can see in the pictures below, the staff and children had a brilliant times dressing up.
Can you guess who the characters are?
Roald Dahl dressing up day     Sta

Sports Day

posted 17 Jul 2013, 09:34 by S Lo

Thank you to all those who came out to support the children, with particular thanks to those who helped run the activities. The weather stayed fine and the children tell us that they really had a lot of fun and did plenty of exercise.

The Don Valley Stadium Rocket Challenge Event

posted 7 May 2013, 03:42 by S Lo   [ updated 7 May 2013, 08:34 by Alan Howes ]

Well done to the 8 children who took part in the amazing day out at Don Valley. 
Quote for the day  - "It's not magic... it's science!"
Our school competing with 20 other schools (including some secondaries) in firing our water/air powered rocket across the stadium!  It was the final part of a great time learning about aerodynamics, speed, accelaration, velocity and other "sciency" things!
Our rocket's design was based on evidence of efficiency of weight, drag and power.  Our successful launch took us into 2nd place, only to be beaten into 4th by the last 2 rockets. 
Other competition activities on the day were to build a launch delay device (which we won) and build the tallest tower from dried spaghetti and marshmellows (which we also won).
The science club will be relaunching (pun intended) for a new group of pupils soon...

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