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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.

‘Trainees say they ‘belong’ as a cohort, as well as to their placement settings. Trainees say, ‘It’s all about the people’.’

 (Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2021)

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, MFL and RE.

We are delighted with our trainee achievements

Trainees from 2021-22 have secured teaching posts.

Trainees appointed in partnership schools

Following our recent Ofsted inspection of the Partnership in May 2021, the inspection judgements were:

The quality of education and training                  Good

Leadership and Management                                Good

Overall effectiveness                                                Good


Inspectors praised a ‘very well balanced programme of university, subject-specialist and school-based training’ where ‘the ‘different parts of the training programme link together well.’

The Partnership includes 17 Secondary schools across Lincolnshire and has been in operation for eight years. Completion rates and employment rates are consistently high. 100% of trainees secured teaching posts in 2019-2020 and also in 2020-2021.

The Partnership has a positive reputation for training high-quality teachers who are retained in the profession’. (Ofsted May 2021)

‘Trainees are prepared very well to teach in their first year of teaching, as well as their careers beyond.’

‘The Partnership provides the care, support and guidance trainees need to succeed.’


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.

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Are you ready to help shape the lives of future generations? Applications for 2023 are now open. You can apply directly through DfE Apply.
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