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.”

St George’s Vice Principal and Head of SCITT Amanda Money said  “It has been a real journey for us over recent years in creating and establishing this provision to develop teacher training in Lincolnshire.  As a Partnership of schools we have worked closely with the University of Lincoln to create their newly established School of Education, through which our trainees receive Post-Graduate qualifications with Master’s Level credits attached, whilst being awarded QTS( Qualified Teacher Status ) from the Partnership.  The commitment from the other schools within our Partnership, including the Robert Carre Trust, has really enabled us to establish strong, high-quality local access to teacher training, of which we can all be very proud.’  Our Primary programme launched in 2017, with initially ten Primary Partner Schools which has now grown to 17, so there are more exciting times ahead as our provision goes from strength to strength.”

Wayne Birks


About our Teacher Training. 

School Direct and School Centred Teacher Training (SCITT)  is a school based teacher training route, where participating schools recruit and select their own trainees with the expectation that they will then go on to work within the school or partnership of schools in which they were trained, although there is no absolute guarantee of employment.

Both routes offer places in a school or group of schools in the partnership with an accredited teacher training provider. The partnership will provide the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) training and the University of Lincoln will provide Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) training.  An applicant can expect to gain placements and training in schools within Lincolnshire with experienced mentors.

You will have a rewarding and fulfilling career and become a life long learner, and new skills and new opportunities will never be far away. Make a real difference, the opportunity to shape the future is there in front of you.

If you’re a graduate and want to complete your training in a school environment, consider school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT).