We recognise that teacher training, at the same time as being enjoyable and exciting, can also be very challenging. We pride ourselves on offering our trainees support and encouragement at every point along their journeys.

Your School based Trainer (SBT)

Your SBT will be the person who works most closely with you on a day-to-day basis, carrying out your lesson observations, setting your training targets and helping to organise in-school training opportunities which will enhance and develop the your practice.  All our SBTs are, themselves,  given support and guidance for their role during our half-termly SBT training sessions, but Partnership staff are always on hand at any time for queries from both SBTs and trainees.

ITT Partnership Staff

Head of Teaching School and System Leadership - Sarah Hand

Sarah Hand: is the Head of the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance which means that she oversees all our Initial Teacher Training programmes, school direct accreditation and the CPD programmes for qualified teachers and school support. She enjoys a day in the training room and will visit you in your schools and monitor your progress on your journey to become an amazing teacher.

Lead Tutor– Michelle Gardner

Michelle is the lead tutor for our post graduate programme. Michelle will provide support and coaching throughout your training year.  She will visit you in your home schools, as well as being available on training days for informal chats.

Teaching School Co-Ordinator – Jane Cole
Jane has been the ITT Partnership Co-Ordinator since we were first established as a training provider fourteen years ago. She is there for all your administrative queries, from making that first enquiry about teacher training, right through to your Graduation Day, your NQT year (and even beyond that … we love to keep in touch with former trainees!).

If you have any queries at all about our website, the application/interview process, open evenings, student loans, bursaries, training programme dates or venues, etc. etc., then she is the person to email at any time!