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Initial Teacher Training

The Voyage Education Partnership is committed to offering comprehensive support and training to its teachers and classroom staff at every step of their careers.

From the decision to train with us, we offer tailored support through a quality career development for individuals from ITT into school leadership.

We fervently believe that our teachers and classroom staff are our most prized commodity and those delivering outstanding current classroom practice are best placed to train the teachers of the future.

Our training, delivered by outstanding teachers and specialist leaders from within our alliance, have been designed to ensure that individuals have access to professional and tailored training and development - enabling them to improve their practice, at any point in their career.

Train to Teach: Our school-led training programme

We are proud to work with our associate partners to provide a high quality teacher training experience for our student teachers. Our SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) programme is tailored to the individual trainee’s needs and aspirations, while at the same time ensuring our children have the best classroom support possible.

Whether you are a new graduate, about to graduate, or are considering a change of career, our SCITT will give you the foundation for an amazing career in the classroom. We offer excellent bespoke and hands-on initial teacher training opportunities for primary teachers and leaders of the future.

Working collaboratively with primary schools, special schools, the Lincolnshire SCITT and the University of Lincoln, we provide high-quality, diverse and first class school-based teacher training in over 50 schools within and around Lincolnshire.

Our course offers a PGCE qualification with QTS. Training programmes are school based, with a one-day training session per week at either Lincoln University, Lincolnshire SCITT or within one of our partner Primary schools.

Why choose to train with the Voyage Education Partnership?

As a trainee teacher you will be joining a team of staff who are fully committed to delivering the highest quality teaching and learning to children in Lincolnshire. You will be part of your class from day one.

Your mentors will support you fully, using innovative training to enable you to become a resilient, successful and fulfilled professional who can make a difference to young lives.

Our experienced team will:

• Work with our providers to deliver an exciting and effective programme that gives confidence and provides high quality entrants into the teaching profession.

• Negotiate placements throughout our school partners for trainees, liaising with schools to ensure trainees, schools and children enjoy a rewarding experience.

• Mentor and support each individual trainee throughout their programme to ensure they have quality and tailored training, emerging as quality practitioners ready for a successful career in the profession

• Support trainees in the next step of securing a permanent classroom position and fulfilling their ambitions at the beginning of their teaching career.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for aspirational teachers and the school leaders of the future. We want the most ambitious trainees who will embrace all the opportunities we offer and begin their route to become an outstanding teacher.

Our trainees will be enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working and committed to making a difference to the lives of the children they teach.

Why Choose to Train in Lincolnshire?

All of the schools working collaboratively with the Lincolnshire SCITT are like-minded, forward-thinking and believe that Initial Teacher Training is one of the most important and crucial elements in the world of education.

We all firmly believe that to reach and improve the lives and learning of all children, we must first begin with creating outstanding teachers by fully investing in teacher training. As organisations who identify the importance of networking and thrive on the opportunity to work collaboratively, we have formed robust partnerships to bring further strength and variety to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in Lincolnshire.

All of our schools are dedicated to creating and nurturing our teachers of the future and also reaching all of the children in our schools in and around Lincolnshire. Each school has its wealth of experts, specialists and outstanding practitioners who are on hand and keen to share their knowledge and skills. Together we offer trainee teachers a huge variety of schools who all have the very best and up-to-date practices to share.

Find out more about training to teach in Lincolnshire by clicking here.

Training at Voyage Education Partnership

The Voyage Education Partnership is proud to have Staniland Academy as our lead school.

Staniland Academy in Boston is an outstanding primary school that has been at the forefront of initial teacher training. We have trained over 50 teachers and to date have a successful recruitment record.

Many of our trainees have proven to be outstanding practitioners and are already in leadership posts. We have an excellent record of providing first class training and preparing teachers for their early career journey and beyond. All of our trainee teachers successfully completed their training with us in 2022-2023, some achieving Distinctions in their PGCE training aspect!

The following schools have our trainees placed with them for this year, or have worked with us in the recent past to deliver our SCITT programme:

· Boston West Academy

· Boston Pioneers Academy

· Butterwick Primary

· Carlton Road Academy

· Clinton Park, Tattershall

· Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School

· Gosberton Academy

· Holy Trinity Primary School, Tattershall

· Metheringham Primary School

· Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding

· New York Primary School

· Sibsey Primary

· Staniland Academy

· St Bartholomew’s, West Pinchbeck

· St John Baptist CE Primary School

· St Peter & St Paul Primary, Burgh Le Marsh

· St Thomas’ CE Primary School

· Sutterton Fourfields CE School

· Swineshead St Mary’s CE Primary School

· Wyberton Primary School

· Wygate Park Academy

Course Codes

The Course Codes for Lincolnshire SCITT are:

COURSE                                                           PROVIDER CODE               COURSE CODE

Lincolnshire SCITT 3-7                      25G                                   U573

Lincolnshire SCITT 5-11                      25G                                   2PSM

Click here to view more information about the application codes.

How To Apply To The Lincolnshire SCITT Programme

For the SCITT Programme you need to apply to Lincolnshire SCITT, Primary. Click here for further information.

You will pay training fees of £9,250 and will be based within one of our partner schools. To find out more about training in our locality please contact the Voyage Education Partnership's Early Teacher Development Lead on 01205 337028 or email:

To apply to train with Lincolnshire SCITT click here.

Entry Requirements

Degree qualification (2:2 or above)

GCSE English, Maths & Science – Grade C/4 or above

Equivalency tests can be taken to obtain these grades. Please click here to see what equivalencies are accepted.

What do our trainees say?

“A massive thank you. I cannot express enough just how thankful I am that my path led me to you. Your commitment to get to know each and every one of your trainees, ensuring that we feel safe, secure and empowered is overwhelming. The words of encouragement, praise and humour you have provided have, without a doubt, made this year both enjoyable and achievable. I have learnt so much and come a very long way, I will be forever grateful! “

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my training. It has been fantastic having such a supportive team behind me that want to see you succeed. When I had the ‘wobble’ at the beginning of the year, I honestly do not believe I would have got through that without the support on hand. The fact I felt confident and safe enough to be able to discuss things during such a difficult time is proof of the personal support that is given, something that I do not think you would get through other providers.”

“I have learnt things about myself across this year and I can really say I feel like a different person to the one who arrived in September - and I’m really grateful for all of the good times as well as the more difficult times, as I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. I have learnt a lot from this course, my mentor, and my tutors, and I know I will use all of this in my career. ”

“I would like to use this reflection to pass on my thanks to the Boston hub, my Programme Tutor, and to my School Based Mentor for their support both professionally and personally throughout my training year. My success has been down to fantastic collaboration and people that have a passion to teach. I honestly do not believe I would have found the experience as rewarding if I had chosen to train with another provider.”