Wybourn Community Primary School
Manor Oaks Road
Sheffield, S2 5ED

Telephone: 0114 2502760


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Primary 2SBT Early Years 3 – 7 years
Primary 25YM Primary 5 – 11 years
Primary 25YM Primary 5 – 11 years with PE specialism

28 places available across the three courses.

Sheffield South East Learning Partnership (SSELP) aims to provide outstanding ITT training leading to long term career prospects within one of our 18 schools. A high percentage of our graduates have found employment within our schools and have excelled within their NQT year and beyond.

We are a collaboration of schools, working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, with the aim of sharing and promoting excellent standards and practice in primary education.

SSELP Schools are proud to represent a wide variety of catchment areas, with many being multi-cultural, offering a range of varied training experiences throughout the programme. SSELP School Direct is uniquely placed to provide a wide variety of training opportunities across a diverse network of schools. SSELP schools are passionate about delivering a creative curriculum which meets the needs of all our children. The schools work collaboratively to enhance ITT provision and to provide outstanding training and career opportunities to all teachers within SSELP.

Many SSELP schools are recognised as centres of excellent practice, offering school to school support and leading on school improvement projects across Sheffield and beyond. Practice within our schools is firmly based on action research and we continually strive to implement the outcomes of educational research.


  • Proven track record in ITT training –now in our 5th year
  • Well established, skilled and experienced team to support your training needs.
  • Opportunity to gain school based experience prior to application and training.
  • Highly trained School Based Tutors to support your bespoke training programme
  • High quality academic input provided by Sheffield Hallam University enhanced by school based specialists.
  • Emphasis on evidence based practice drawing on the best pedagogical research.
  • Experience gained during SSELP training will ensure that you are well equipped to teach in any school.
  • SSELP has well established networks that enable the sharing of good practice across schools, so that you will have access to a wide range of experiences and expertise.

Teaching in a SSELP school will enable you to make a huge difference to the life chances of the children you teach.

Training Team

I have been involved in primary school teaching for over 20 years and I have a passion for teaching and learning and helping pupils achieve their full potential. During my teaching career, I have lead on most curriculum subjects including English, maths and music. My interest in maths inspired me to complete a master’s level course in primary maths which enabled me to become an SLE in primary maths and to work with the South Yorkshire Maths Hub. I am also an Associate Lecturer with Sheffield Hallam University teaching in the maths department. Having mentored training teachers throughout my career, I was delighted to be asked to lead our SSELP School Direct just over two years ago. This role has enabled me to link together my passion for teaching and learning with developing the potential in all trainee teachers.

I have been teaching since 1998 and have worked in many schools across Sheffield. I have been supporting and coaching teachers both new to the profession and experienced teachers for over 15 years. As a head teacher, I am keen to find new talent and get the very best out of them. I can see potential in everyone and work to their strengths. Our school is vibrant, inclusive and innovative. We welcome students to our school and have consistently offered jobs our School Direct students since we began.

I am heavily involved in the management team of SSELP School Direct. I am involved with recruitment and training of our students.

I am Head of School at Manor Lodge Community Primary and Nursery School. Before qualifying as a teacher, I studied History at Liverpool University before returning to Sheffield Hallam University to complete a Primary PGCE course.  I have worked at Manor Lodge for twenty years, starting as a recently qualified teacher and fulfilling many different roles. I am very passionate about working in a community school, getting to know the families we serve and supporting them to enable their children to flourish and reach their potential. My interests lie in developing teaching and learning, promoting active learning and creative approaches.

I am involved with the recruitment of students within the SSELP School Direct programme, a role I enjoy very much, meeting people about to embark on their teaching careers and training within our group of schools.

Deborah is the head of school at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy and Joint lead of Five Rivers Teaching school. She has experience of teaching across a wide range of schools including seven years as deputy at Parson Cross Church of England school. She has been deputy head at Tinsley since 2005 and is now head of school leading on co-ordinating ITT placements across school.

Throughout my teaching career I have been driven to be an outstanding practitioner, developing and learning through continuous professional development opportunities. Prior to headship I led in several areas including KS2, Child Protection, Assessment, Literacy and Adult Education. I was recruited to Wybourn Primary when the school was in Special Measures and was instrumental in the school’s rapid improvement journey, (2012 100% L4 Literacy and 2015 OFSTED Good with Outstanding Leadership). Wybourn has undergone major structural transformation during my leadership, leading to amalgamation with a nursery school and the creation of Wybourn Children’s Centre, upholding the ethos of quality provision from birth. Commitment to early years development and family engagement is a major priority in all my school improvement planning.

In recent years I have undertaken a wider role in education as Locality Lead in Sheffield South East Learning Partnership (SSELP), a well-established and successful collaboration of local schools. SSELP has good rates of improvement in all key phases, within the city and above national rates. I also represent primary leaders in several city wide groups, including Sheffield Schools Forum.

In 2014, I began an Executive Headship in a further two schools with the aim of raising standards at Manor Lodge and making Grace Owen a viable school moving forward. Grace Owen now operates at capacity, in brand new premises with securely good teaching. Manor Lodge is achieving above National Averages in key measures.

In 2016, I became CEO of Sheffield South East Trust a Multi Academy Trust of 4 local primary schools in the South East of the city.

I am a passionate, creative and innovative leader, committed to raising standards and improving life chances for all families and children in Sheffield.

Marie works as an Improvement Partner for Learn Sheffield and as a strategic partner for a school company of 18 primary, secondary and special schools (Sheffield South East Learning Partnership). Marie taught in a wide range of Sheffield primary schools, including as a senior member of the Local Authority’s Task Force, filling leadership positions in schools in crisis. She was headteacher of a school which became a “Beacon School” under her leadership.

She became Principal Primary Adviser in Sheffield and Primary Strategy Manager, managing a workforce of some 20 advisers and consultants, leading initiatives including literacy and maths, EAL, assessment training, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, Gifted and Talented programmes and the Intensifying Support Programme (ISP). Marie has worked across 6 Local Authorities, co-ordinating the work of advisers through an ISP Hub. Marie is a qualified Ofsted Inspector, School Improvement Partner and Performance Management External Adviser. She has taught on the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, employed by Leeds Metropolitan University.

Marie devised and implemented a successful city-wide literacy and language strategy “Every Sheffield Articulate and Literate” (ESCAL).This strategy received national recognition and won the prestigious National Communication Strategy Award for three years running. Marie was invited to be a member of an advisory group working on  national policy during the Year of Communication, presented evidence to the Minister of Education, and spoke at the Welsh Assembly on ESCAL’s strategy for developing Speech, Language and Communication.

Marie has presented at national conferences on a range of educational topics, and worked at national level, including with the Basic Skills Agency, the Qualification and Curriculum Authority, and the Prime Minister’s Development Unit.

Partner Schools

Wybourn Community Primary School
Manor Oaks Road Sheffield S2 5ED

Wybourn Community Primary is a through school, educating children from 6 months to 11.
We see learning as a life-long skill and aim to impart knowledge and provide strategies to help pupils reach their full potential and to cope with changing influences in their lives.
We aim to provide the children of Wybourn Community Primary School with the best possible preparation for life in a safe and stimulating environment.
Learning from first-hand experience plays an important part in our curriculum; we plan a number of educational visits during each term and have many visitors in school.
The Wybourn School curriculum is operated within the National Curriculum Framework and Foundation Stage Framework, based on the philosophy that we are involved in developing the whole child. There is a strong emphasis on the basic skills of maths, science and English; however there is an equally strong emphasis on the social development and enrichment of each child.

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