Ashton on Mersey SCITT


Primary with PE
Primary with Maths
General Primary

Secondary English with SEN
Secondary Geography
Secondary Maths
Secondary MFL
Secondary PE with Maths or Biology
Secondary Physics
Secondary RE


Phone: 0161 973 1179
ext 2289

Cecil Ave
M33 5BP


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About Us

The aim of our SCITT is to develop the teachers of tomorrow, those who will make a difference in the lives of the pupils they teach and to the colleagues they work with. Ashton on Mersey is one of the only schools nationally to have been deemed outstanding by Ofsted five consecutive times. This understanding of what outstanding practice looks like shapes our teacher training programmes.

Our Ethos
Every trainee matters. Our personalised learning programme allows trainees to tailor their provision. This includes enrichment learning.

Team of high quality partner schools and quality assurance leads working collaboratively on all elements of the programme.

Holistic course delivered through nine clear learning themes linked to the Teachers’ Standards.

Outstanding practice to allow you to develop your full potential as a trainee.

Specialist facilitators are commissioned from partner schools to deliver our programme ensuring current classroom practice is shared.

Our Learning Themes
Subject and Curriculum
Planning and Resourcing
Progressing and Assessing
Environment and Safety
Including and Challenging
Professional Progress
Teaching and Learning
The Role of the Teacher
Academic Learning

Staff and Team

To manage the operational running of the Ashton on Mersey SCITT.

Prior to working at Ashton on Mersey Sam has worked for the NCTL and Ofsted. Since 2012 she has been working at Ashton with experience of all areas of our Teaching School work. Sam’s role involves the operational management of all SCITT activity; placements, facilitators, finance, quality assurance, marketing and recruitment.

I am a qualified primary school teacher and have transferred my skills into running a very successful School Sport Partnership with Ashton on Mersey as the hub school for the last 8 years. In 2014 I was appointed Course Leader for our Primary with PE programme I am responsible for the operational running of this programme plus the leadership of its future development.

I am Assistant Principal at Ashton on Mersey School, having taught for 25 years as a PE teacher, Head of Department, Head of Year and currently responsible for Performance Management and Staff Development. My time is split between school improvement activities for the Teaching School, across the Trust and my leadership responsibilities at Ashton. I joined the SCITT team this year and will be responsible for the secondary trainees including pastoral support, quality assurance and strategic development of our work.

To support the team with the operational running of the SCITT.

Karen will keep track of student’s attendance and review documentation throughout the year. Karen will be supporting Sam with all SCITT activity including questions regarding placements, centre based sessions, etc.

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