Drove Primary and Nursery School (part of the White Horse Federation) Careers Site Eteach (39145)

About Us

Drove Primary School is based in the middle of Swindon town centre. It is a three-form entry school with approximately 650 children on roll. Drove also has its own nursery for children from ages 2–4 years, based in three settings. Attached to the school is the children’s centre, which provides support for many of our families.

Drove is part of a large federation of schools called The White Horse Federation, which comes with many advantages both for children and staff. Teachers are encouraged to work collaboratively with planning and moderation as well as participating in exciting new research and innovation groups. All of this has added a much greater dimension to the education of the children at Drove and across The White Horse Federation.

Our School Mission

At Drove, we aim to provide your child with the best possible education and the securest of environments. A relaxed yet dynamic feeling pervades the school with an ethos which suggests anything is possible.

Our biggest ambition is to give your child “the roots to grow and the wings to fly”.

The roots to grow from a solid academic footing which ensures that every child reaches their full potential, especially in the key areas of literacy, numeracy, science, and ICT. The wings to fly as a person, secure in knowing who they are and what they want from life.

Our teaching philosophy is simple: we aim to combine the best of tried-and-tested methodology with new and innovative ways of teaching.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers!

The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation, made in Swindon, founded in 2012

The White Horse Federation is a Multi Academy Trust of primary schools, secondary and special schools. The federation grew from a passion to be collaborative in providing a first class education to a wide range of children so that each one could more fully understand what they were capable of, what talents they had and to strive for excellence in themselves in order to succeed in the next phase of their education and in the world of work.

At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.


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