Sam Buckley – SCITT Manager

Hannah Goddard – SCITT Course Leader

Karen Craven – SCITT Administrator


Ashton on Mersey were accredited as a provider of School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in February 2014. Since becoming a SCITT we have trained over 200 primary and secondary teachers. In our third year we had our first ITE Ofsted Inspection in which the inspectors judged our provision as Good, a real strength which was highlighted in the report focuses on the leadership of the SCITT. ‘Strategic Leadership of the SCITT within the Dean Trust umbrella is effective in setting long-term priorities in line with the multi-academy trust’s overall vision’.


We offer high quality training across each programme covering our 5 Learning Themes:

  • Professional Behaviours
  • Subject and Curriculum
  • Classroom Management
  • Challenging and Engaging
  • Progressing and Assessing


For further information on how your school can get involved with us please contact the team at