Chetwynde School

Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

  1. About Chetwynde
  2. Vacancies


Examination Volunteers

Volunteers required to support pupils with additional needs during exams

Chetwynde has a number of pupils who are entitled to access readers, scribes, breaks and a combination of all of the above when they are sitting both internal and external exams.

We are in need of volunteers prepared to give up their time to support these students over exam periods (three times a year).   We would be grateful for anyone prepared to volunteer for a minimum of one day up to a maximum of five consecutive days at a time.

This role would require you to have a clean DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check, organised and paid for by Chetwynde.  No previous experience is required as a one hour training session will be organised for all volunteers before taking part.

The next dates we are looking at will be Key Assessment 3 week (23rd – 27th May) and throughout the period of the external GCSE examinations which take place in May and June and dates would be notified to interested persons as soon as the exam dates are released.

If you are interested, please contact Mrs Louise Hinton via the school office or by email to marking the email for the attention of Mrs Louise Hinton.


Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Initial teacher training at Chetwynde

Here at Chetwynde, we work with local PGCE providers offering both A and B placements in various subjects. Here is some information on the provider we use.


Applications for all PGCE courses should be made through UCAS Teacher Training. Entry requirements can be found on each course page. There are two kinds of PGCE you can study with us:

School Direct – where you are based at a school

Standard PGCE – where you are based at university and go to school on placement.

Vacancy status on all our courses can be found on the UCAS Teacher Training website under the Course Search facility.

For University-based PGCEs, search under ‘University of Cumbria’.

For School Direct PGCEs, search under the lead school or alliance as listed on our School Direct information pages.

Volunteering at Chetwynde

Interested in becoming a teacher? We are happy to provide in school experience for those considering a career in teaching.

Enquires: Please contact Mr M Swainson, Professional Mentor,




Chetwynde School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure & Barring Service at the enhanced level.

Downloads: (click on the relevant link below to download an application form)

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