About Us

We were one of the first SCITT partnerships in Lincolnshire to work alongside Programme Leaders and the University of Lincoln in providing our trainee teachers with both the PGCE and QTS qualification.
Westholme house St George's Academy Sleaford

We are proud of our responsive training programme and the relationship we develop with our trainees. Our aim is to provide you with a first class training experience that is tailored to your needs and one that will provide you with a strong foundation on which to build your teaching career. You will work closely with our Programme Leader here at St George’s Academy Partnership and the lecturers at the University of Lincoln. The programme will allow you to secure substantial, real life classroom experience in one of our partner schools.

We are pleased to offer training in the following subjects:

Maths, English, Chemistry, History, Computing, Physics, Business Studies, Biology, Design & Technology, Art, PE, Geography, Music and RE.

We are delighted with our trainee achievements

Trainees from 2019-20 have secured teaching posts.

Trainees appointed in partnership schools

St George’s Academy Partnership awarded “Outstanding Leadership” in teacher training by Ofsted team.

Staff at St George’s Academy Partnership are celebrating the outcome of a recent Ofsted Inspection of their teacher training programme which was graded “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for Leadership and Management. Inspectors praised the “high completion and employment rates” together with the “trainees high standards of professionalism” and the “highly practical, school based nature of the training.”

The St George’s Academy Partnership which includes twenty-nine schools across Lincolnshire has been in operation for five years and has consistently secured “outcomes for trainees which have been securely good and improving….. The quality of the training is usually good and some aspects are outstanding.” Inspectors were particularly impressed with the leadership of the SCITT ( School Centred Initial Teacher Training) partnership by St George’s Vice Principal Amanda Money and then Programme Leader Sarah Trow: “Leaders are uncompromising in their drive to continually improve the quality of the provision and outcomes for trainees. Excellent leadership is underpinned by highly effective systems of quality of assurance, forensic and searching self evaluation and exceptionally strong improvement planning.”

Meet our team

Sarah Trow

Head of SCITT

Head of SCITT and teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at St George’s Academy. Sarah has worked with the St George’s Academy Partnership SCITT from the very start, initially as Secondary Programme Leader. She has 28 years of teaching experience and 7 years working in Teacher Training.

Jamie Collier

Secondary Programme Leader

As Programme Leader Jamie aims to fully support you in all aspects of your training year.  He is passionate about enabling trainees to reach their potential in becoming excellent classroom practitioners.  Whether it be from university input and training, observations or one to one support his priority is providing you with the skill set and practical strategies that will enable you to inspire students in the classroom.

Wendy Procter

Business Co-ordinator

Wendy is everything from your friendly face at the start of the course to the lady who has the answers to all your questions. Wendy co-ordinates everything from interviews to placements and acts as a facilitator between trainee teachers, programme leaders and the University of Lincoln.

Laura Walker

Lead Tutor

As the Lead Tutor Laura supports trainees both at the University and in partner schools. She is an experienced Geography Teacher and Subject Specialist, bringing a wealth of experience to advance our training experience.

Success Stories

Trainees say it best. Watch videos from past trainees and be inspired by their stories.

Teacher Training

Find out more about the SCITT course and what is involved in training to be a teacher with us.

Inspire, Motivate, Challenge and Succeed

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