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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Training Opportunities

Initial Teacher Training with Paradigm Teaching School 

The Epsom and Redhill Deanery Primary Schools are pleased to offer School Direct training places.

We place student teachers in our local Catholic schools and assist them towards becoming excellent practitioners. Placements are in the following schools:

  • St Joseph's, Epsom
  • St Peter's, Leatherhead
  • St Joseph's, Redhill
  • St Clement's, Ewell
  • St Joseph's, Dorking
  • St Francis', Caterham
  • St Anne's, Banstead

Trainees follow the full PGCE programme at St Mary's University, Twickenham or at Roehampton University and also finish the course with Qualified Teacher Status.  Trainees also work towards Masters credits throughout the year. Both providers offer a Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 option (5-11) and Roehampton also offers an Early Years / Key Stage One option (3 - 7). 

For 2019 - 2020, we are also delighted to offer a PGCE with a Maths specialism through Roehampton University.

If you are considering teacher training, please get in touch with Paradigm by email:

For more information:

The Paradigm Teaching School website can be accessed here.




Early Years Mathematics 
Video Resources for EYFS Practitioners 

During 2017, Mrs McDonnell (Specialist Leader of Education for EYFS) led a project for the Bucks, Berks and Oxon, Surrey Plus and Sussex Maths Hubs looking at Early Years maths. The aim was to develop video resources to support teachers’ and parents’ understanding of how children acquire skills in maths.

The videos use footage of children working with their teachers in their usual classroom environments so that you can see the types of activities and questions that are used to help develop the children’s understanding of each concept. Each video also contains a reflection, which explores further the learning behind each mathematical concept along with a range of ideas to support teachers and parents in creating playful, maths opportunities for children.

Taking part in the project were four experienced Early Years teachers and phase leaders, including our own Mrs Hartfield and Miss Skinner (who left us last year) who worked together to develop this resource. We hope that you find the videos informative.

Episode 1 -  Addition by Counting on

Episode 2 - Developing Addition and Subtraction

Episode 3 - More and Fewer

Episode 4 - Recording Using Marks

Episode 5- Sharing 

Episode 6- Estimation