Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Are you considering a career in teaching?

Would you like to be trained by the most successful Trust in the County with the prospect of gaining full time employment at one of our Trust school’s? If so, we would love to hear from you.

We can offer advice and guidance on the various routes into teacher training as well as putting you in contact with one of our training providers.

We currently work with the following providers:

Deeping SCITT

The Deeping SCITT’s most recent Ofsted visit was in January 2022 where they were awarded a Good for all 3 sections of the Inspection process;

  • The quality of Education and Training
  • Leadership and Management
  • Overall Effectiveness at Previous Inspection.

Highlights from the Ofsted report

One trainee, typical of many, said: “I have enjoyed every aspect of my teacher training; I feel the quality of training, well-being support and general atmosphere of the course is of a very high quality”

Leaders’ training programmes are comprehensive. Trainees gain a deep insight into how pupils learn, including different ways of teaching and checking pupils’ understanding.

Mentors are well trained. They are consistently effective in providing constructive feedback to promote trainees development.

Trainees attain well and most secure employment in partnership schools.

St Georges SCITT

The St George’s SCITT’s most recent Ofsted visit was in May 2021 where they were awarded a Good for all 3 sections of the Inspection process;

  • The quality of Education and Training
  • Leadership and Management
  • Overall Effectiveness at Previous Inspection.

Highlights from the Ofsted report

Trainees speak highly of their training experience. They say they feel they ‘belong’ as a cohort, as well as to their placement settings. The partnership provides the care, support and guidance trainees need to succeed.

The partnership prepares trainees for the realities of teaching and the importance of work-life balance and personal well-being.

A typical trainee comment is, “I have developed so much both as an individual and a teacher this year.”

Partnership school leaders value being involved in recruiting trainees. The partnership has a positive reputation for training high-quality teachers who are retained in the profession.

Assessment Only Route (AOR). If you are currently working as an unqualified instructor you can achieve QTS via this route if you have a degree and substantial experience of working in a school environment (usually 2 years). This option would allow you to gain QTS without undergoing a teacher training programme. If you have a good degree but no school experience, it is still possible to proceed via this route but you would need to spend some time with us as an unqualified instructor.

The South Lincolnshire Academies Trust offers teacher training primarily via the SCITT route. The training, which is full time, takes one year to complete and leads to QTS. You could choose to complete a PGCE during this time – the traditional PGCE course is split between university and school with 24 weeks for secondary training.

Being accepted onto a teacher training programme requires you to have at least some experience of working in a school – to this end, we will always try and accommodate potential trainees with some work experience. Alternatively, if you are unable to spend time with us due to other commitments such as university or work, please visit us and meet some of our staff who would be more than willing to share their experiences of working for the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust. 

Once qualified, we have an exceptional ECT induction programme. The Trust is an excellent employer – our retention figures speak for themselves!

For more information on how we can support you, please contact Miss Vanessa Weekes, SLAT Personnel Manager in the first instance who will ensure you are directed to the appropriate person:

WeekesV@bourneacademy.org 

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