Wandsworth Primary Schools' Consortium


The Kingston University Team

The University and SCITT Partnership

We partner with Kingston University to offer a PGCE alongside our own QTS programme. The Kingston University team develop robust materials for the two Level 7 modules of our programme and we collaborate with them to review  module content, trainee outcomes and the impact of current research. Academic sessions are delivered by the SCITT team at the St Mary's RC Primary School training base and are embedded into our SCITT programme. Trainees are not required to visit the Kingston campus but have access to the study facilities on campus and online. The SCITT team work closely with the University to mark and moderate all academic work related to these modules. 

Dedicated administrative support is provided by the University to facilitate trainee enrolment, access to Kingston's Virtual Learning Environment, academic submissions and the presentation of module outcomes to the University Board. An assigned SCITT liaison officer facilitates the University and SCITT partnership. 

University Role  Name
Director of Teacher Education Mari Jo Valentine
KU Primary PGCE Course Leader Claire Jackson, Senior Lecturer
Module Leader – Reflective Teacher Helen Sutherland, Senior Lecturer
Module Leader – Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professionalism for Teachers  Hazel Joannides, Senior Lecturer
KU PGCE Programme & Student Services Angela Crowley


The SCITT Team

Wandsworth SCITT is led by our consortium partner schools. Leaders from these schools provide the strategic direction of the programme, ensure strong links are maintained across Wandsworth schools, Kingston University, the  Wandle Teaching School Hub (TSH) and other educational and community partners in our region. 

Day to day 'operations' are delegated to the PGCE Course Director, Sam Steward, who oversees programme delivery and development, school placements and the pastoral support of trainees through the year.  

Mentor training and  development is led by our Lead Mentor, Claire Welsh who works closely with the TSH and consortium partners to robustly review and develop practice.  


SCITT Operational Leadership (ID 1125)


Who teaches on Centre-Based Training (CBT) ?


The Centre-Based Training (CBT) has been developed by a range of experienced practitioners and subject specialists. As a consortium, we are able to partner with a wide range of colleagues and are not restricted to working within one organisation.  Our subject specialists range from senior lecturers at St Mary's and Roehampton University, consultants who have authored key texts in their subject areas and colleagues in our partner schools who are embedded in local subject networks. Many of our subject tutors are engaged in delivery of the Early Career Teacher (ECT) programme, enabling us to provide a  strong thread through the career pathway of our trainees. 



Tutor Name and Role


Jane Aspeling,* Art Teacher, Newton Prep School 


Andrew Goodgame, Director, ICTinEd.co.uk,  Director London CLC COllective, Apple Distinguished Educator. 


Siobhan Davies Dance Company


Jeanie Jenova, Consultant and Ofsted Inspector, 

Early Years

Karen Holton, Nursery Leader, Honeywell Infants School

Early Years

Kellie Schrader, Deputy Head, Somerset Nursery School 

Early Years

Laura Vandepas,*KS1 teacher, Griffin Primary School

Early Years

Niki Sanders, Early Years Leader, Earlsfield Primary School 

Early Years

Sam Steward, PGCE Course Director


Andrea Rowlandson, Inclusion and Curriculum Development Lead, Sacred Heart and St Mary's RC Primary Federation


Lisa Kingsbury, Deputy Headteacher, Wimbledon Park Primary School 


Sarah Parsons,  Lecturer, Roehampton University 


Mark Humble, Maths Consultant


Jean Knapp, Maths Consultant, NCETM Primary Lead, Y6 Teacher Slough


Rachel Auckett, Senior Lecturer, King's College London


Soo Bishop, Creative Director, Merton Music Foundation


Rob Wilkinson, Movement Matters


Sian Rowland, PSHE trainer, writer and education specialist


Lesley Prior, Senior Lecturer, Roehampton University


Cindy Harper, Senior Lecturer, St Mary's University

 *These tutors secured QTS through the SCITT PGCE or Assessment Only Programme and are SCITT alumni. 


Who supports trainees on School-Based Training (SBT)?

 A team of experienced colleagues, with a wealth of experience as teachers and senior leaders in school, support trainees and class-based mentors during each placement block. 


Link Tutors (ID 1124)