School’s in for teachers-to-be

The 16 Connect Teaching School trainee teachers at Staniland Academy with staff delivering the training: Helen Richardson, executive headteacher of the Great Oaks Federation, Suzi Pell, senior leader at Staniland Academy, and Anita Backhouse, University of Lincoln programme primary teacher training programme leader.
The 16 Connect Teaching School trainee teachers at Staniland Academy with staff delivering the training: Helen Richardson, executive headteacher of the Great Oaks Federation, Suzi Pell, senior leader at Staniland Academy, and Anita Backhouse, University of Lincoln programme primary teacher training programme leader.

A group of schools in and around Boston working together to recruit and train their own teachers has accepted its first cohort.

The Connect Teaching School Alliance, which is based at Staniland Academy, in Peck Avenue, has 16 trainees on its roll.

The alliance was formed after the Government granted the academy Teaching School status last year. It represents a partnership of South and East Lincolnshire schools in and around the Boston, Spalding, and Skegness area.

It has seen the 16 trainees placed in a local school, working with the children alongside the teachers and classroom staff from their very first day.

Working with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance and the University of Lincoln, the trainees will emerge next July with both Qualified Teacher Status as well as a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education).

Trainees spend four days a week in schools and have one day where they are trained by the university as well as current, proven teachers and leaders from within the alliance’s schools.

- The alliance is holding an information event for anyone interested in teacher training at Staniland Academy from on Saturday, October 1, 10.30am-12.30pm.