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Meet our Lead Partners

"Every day you’ll get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed."

Department of Education


BCTSA SCITT works with a number of Lead Partners who offer our SCITT programme to trainees based in their own schools. We are delighted to work with them to offer teacher training to all ages and specialisms across the West Midlands region.  Please click below for further information on our partners.

Bordesley Multi Academy Trust


Bordesley Multi Academy Trust

Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre,

Easemore Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8HB

Website: https://bordesleymat.org/wp/ 

Primary: General

Secondary: Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, English, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, MFL (French and Spanish), Music, PE, Physics, Psychology, Religious Education

The Bordesley Multi Academy Trust is a high-quality education provider serving the Redditch and Worcestershire community. We are a small, well-connected alliance of four schools: one first school, two middle schools and one high school. Our guiding principles of trust, autonomy, respect, equity, and outstanding relationships allow us to raise aspirations in the community we serve.

Training to teach with us will guarantee an exceptional teacher training experience. The professional development we offer is underpinned by research evidence, which has allowed us to develop a teaching, learning and assessment framework which is aligned to the Early Career Framework, the Great Teaching Toolkit and Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction. More broadly, we encourage all our trainee teachers to become full and active members of our alliance community by taking part in student extra-curricular activities, contributing to staff meetings, and grasping opportunities for involvement in all areas of school life.  

Teachers who have trained with us have given us incredibly positive feedback on their experience, which has allowed them to develop their practice more effectively and has led many to return to our alliance for ECT positions. We endeavour to make our schools happy places for both our staff and children. Schools within our Alliance promote workplace well-being, work with colleagues to offer exciting career opportunities and specialise in developing leaders at all stages of their career.

We are keen to recruit individuals who share our passion for creating happy and rewarding futures for our young people and who wish to work in a thriving and vibrant school community.

The Romero Catholic Academy



The Romero Catholic Academy

Potters Green Road, Coventry, CV2 2AJ

Website link: https://romeromac.com/recruitment/

Primary programmes offered: Primary, primary with specialisms (Maths, PE and SEN).

Secondary programmes offered: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English, History, Geography, Religious Education, IT/Business, Music

The Romero Catholic Academy exists to secure Catholic Education for 3-19 years, in North East Coventry. It comprises of eight schools which share a clear vision to be a Beacon of Excellence for Catholic Education as well as sharing values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence which are fundamental to our success.

The eight schools consist of one secondary school: Cardinal Wiseman; and seven primaries: Corpus Christi, Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart, SS Peter and Paul, Saint Gregory, Saint John Fisher and Saint Patrick’s. In addition to the eight schools we have our CPD provider Blue Sky, which offers specific Romero training and leadership support and external school-to-school support CPD programmes.

St John Bosco Catholic Multi-Academy

St John Bosco


St John Bosco Catholic Multi-Academy

Burton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3BY

Website: www.sjbca.co.uk 

Primary programmes offered: Primary (General)

Secondary programmes offered: Open to all subject specialisms with a particular emphasis on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Geography, History and Modern Foreign Languages.

The St John Bosco Catholic Multi-Academy (SJBCA) was established in September 2013. SJBCA grew out of a partnership with a secondary and two feeder primary schools within the Dudley Borough. The desire for these schools to work together was to support and grow the Catholic educational opportunities for the children of Dudley to access quality Catholic education from 3-18 years. The multi-academy company comprised of a secondary school, Bishop Milner Catholic College and Sixth Form, St Chad’s Catholic Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School until April 2020 when a further secondary school, Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School and a primary St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, both in Sandwell, joined the St John Bosco MAC family.   The MAC grew further in September 2021 when St John Bosco Catholic Primary School, Sandwell (including the English Hub) and St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School in Walsall joined. Most recently on the 1st of June 2022 we welcomed St Mark’s Catholic Primary School to our family of schools.

The multi-academy is currently responsible for over 3000 children and young people, along with more than 350 staff. As part of our mission as a multi-academy we want to provide opportunities for the next generation of teachers to train in both our primary and secondary settings which serve across Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and greater Birmingham. Trainees will have full access to the professional training offered within the multi-academy as part of our ‘People Strategy’ and also gain access to numerous potential employers (two secondary schools and 6 primary schools over the course of their training year.

St Paul's Caritas Christi


St Pauls

St Paul’s Caritas Christi

St Paul's School for Girls

Vernon Road
B16 9SL


Primary: (General)

Secondary: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design & Technology, English, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Physics, Psychology, Religious Education, Sociology


St Paul’s Caritas Christi is an alliance of inner-city schools, universities and other organisations dedicated to ensuring all children have equal opportunities and experience the highest quality of education every day. Our long-standing reputation of community and excellence built on faith and tradition is complemented by our innovative, dynamic and evidence-based approach to teacher training. 

From the beginning you will be fully immersed in school life and very much part of the St Paul’s Caritas Christi family. You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment that will enable you to develop and learn the knowledge and skills needed to flourish and grow as a teaching professional. You will be mentored and coached by expert, passionate and experienced colleagues, in partnership with BCTSA and Bath Spa University.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Multi-Academy Company



Inspired by the example of St. Teresa of Calcutta, our family of schools are underpinned by the motto, developed by our pupils, of ‘Dream Believe Achieve’.

St Teresa of Calcutta Multi Academy Company (MAC)  currently  consists of two secondary schools and four primary schools, We are an expanding family of schools and six more primaries will join the St Teresa of Calcutta family in the coming months. Our family of schools serve some of the most deprived communities within Birmingham where poor housing and socio-economic difficulties provide real challenges for our young people and their families.

Our MAC is compassionate and understanding to the variety of needs that our young people bring. In this inclusive academy, everyone is valued, and nobody gets left behind or forgotten. The St Teresa of Calcutta MAC is courageous in its ambition to provide excellent experiences and in delivering outstanding outcomes for all young people in our community. Our collective vision of the essence of a Catholic education is that it offers an attractive, ethos-led proposition to pupils, staff, and the communities we serve and, in doing so it sets the St Teresa of Calcutta MAC apart.  In the words of Saint Teresa of Calcutta ‘God will not ask what you did, but will reward you for the love with which it was done’.

We thank you for considering joining the St Teresa of Calcutta family and we look forward to meeting you.

Our Lady of the Magnificat Multi-Academy Company

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Our Lady of the Magnificat Multi-Academy Company 




Primary Courses:  Primary general, Primary PE, Primary SEND, Primary Maths

Secondary Courses:  Art&Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, English, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Maths, Music, MFL, PE, Physics, Psychology, Religious Education

We are a Multi-Academy of over 750 members of staff, across 17 schools, working together to shape the future of Catholic Education.

As a family of schools our collective aim is to offer a rich and challenging Catholic curriculum to all of our children and young people, for our schools to be places of excellence in teaching, learning and leadership working together as one to enrich the learning experience of our young people. As well as offering a wide range of continuing professional development for our staff including career progression, attracting and developing new talent, with the ambition to  grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Each of our schools benefits from the expertise across our multi-academy company from the sharing of best practice to the practical services that are provided centrally.

We can offer trainees a strong, professional learning community across our family of schools.  We are committed to providing opportunities that will create new ways of working as people from across different schools with unique skills and a wide range of experiences come together to provide the highest quality of education for every child and young person we serve.


St John Paul II Multi Academy

St John Paul II


Address -  c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Birmingham


Primary programmes offered: Primary (general)

Secondary programmes offered: Secondary, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Geography, Mathematics, MFL, Physics, RE

Our mission as a Catholic Multi Academy of nine schools in North Birmingham is inspired by the words of our patron saint, St John Paul II: "Be not afraid."

We are a group of two secondary schools and seven primary schools, employing over 500 staff and serving over 4200 children and young people.

In our vocation as educators, we strive to

Put Christ at the Centre of all we do so Gospel values underpin all areas of school life.

Provide an excellent broad and balanced education to help all pupils grow to their full potential. We have a particular commitment to inclusion and improving outcomes for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.

Make a positive contribution to society through embracing, and acting on, Catholic Social Teaching.

Work collaboratively and in solidarity across all schools to achieve our Mission.

We can offer trainees strong, professional learning communities with recent inspections verifying the high quality of education provided for our students. Our staff have opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development, supported by a clear commitment to staff well-being. This means that trainees are supported by a network of experienced, enthusiastic mentors and role models across the multi academy who are able to model excellent practice.

Thank you for considering the St John Paul II Multi Academy Company for teacher training and we look forward to your application.


Drb Ignite Multi-Academy Trust

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3 Brindleyplace, 2nd Floor,
Birmingham, B1 2JB

T: 0121 231 7131
E: enquiry@drbignitemat.org
W: www.drbignitemat.org


'All pupils achieve the highest standard of educational outcomes regardless of circumstance or background’

The drb Ignite Trust has been established through a shared belief that lives can be transformed by what goes on in schools. The vision of the Trust is to build an excellent organisation where every school is part of a strong and sustainable whole. We believe that by working as one cohesive group, every child can become a powerful learner and all staff can learn and develop together as professional leaders and educators.

To make our vision happen and to sustain effective performance across our schools we keep our strategy simple:

One Trust one organisation

The Trust and its schools see themselves as one organisation created with the sole purpose of advancing education for the benefit of pupils, families and the wider community. We recognise the power of schools working together in a single governance structure with clear accountability arrangements. We want our schools to respond to the diversity of their local context, taking decisions in accordance with the needs of the children and families they serve whilst also collaborating and sharing effectively together through a structured system. We believe this is the best way to provide effective levels of support and build resilience.

School Improvement model

The Trust’s school improvement model is based on achieving consistently high-quality learning across all schools. This involves a relentless focus on front-line practice, put simply, the quality of teachers, teaching and the curriculum. We are driven by a passion about every detail of a pupil’s experience. We see this as central to our social justice responsibilities to contribute to wider social good by developing schools that are able to focus on the substance of education and the diverse needs of pupils.

Cross Trust Collaboration

We believe the professional capacity and capability of our leaders, teachers and support staff is central to achieving effective teaching and learning. As one Trust, we work together to create the conditions for deep collaboration that improves the quality of education for everyone. We are committed developing improvement and intervention models that solve and overcome persistent problems, particularly for the most disadvantaged pupils.

Research and evidence informed practice

We are an outward facing Trust that actively seeks opportunities to work with other academy trusts to draw on best evidence. We are committed to system leadership that goes beyond collaboration and engages deliberate system design and system building to improve teaching and learning. We want all our schools to bring together reflection, action, theory and practice in the pursuit of improved outcomes.

Geographical focus and reach

We are constantly growing and developing as a bespoke primary school Trust across the West Midlands. Our schools are close enough to be able to share easily, travel between each other and collaborate with the minimum of logistical fuss. This is an important feature of our system design.


Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Multi-Academy Company

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Bethany House

155a Kineton Green Road, Olton, Solihull, B92 7EG

Telephone: 0121 740 0746 

E-Mail: communications@olaas.co.uk


The Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Multi Academy Company “the MAC” opened on 1 April 2021 with the conversion of 13 schools (one secondary and 12 primary) across Solihull, Birmingham, and Warwickshire. There is prior to opening already a strong track record of these schools working effectively together, especially in the areas of curriculum, CPD and ITT.

There are 4 overarching school improvement priorities across the MAC:

• Stewardship
To provide the very best Catholic education so that every child can progress and flourish in a safe and secure environment.

• Parishes and Community
To create a thriving community, developing methods of collaborative working and utilising our collective expertise to support all parts of the MAC and the wider community, under the leadership of the Archdiocese.

• High Quality Catholic Education
To secure positive outcomes for all of our pupils, including the disadvantaged and those with special educational needs or disabilities, by providing an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum, delivering high quality teaching and learning and providing an outstanding range of opportunities and experiences.

• Resources
To develop our pupils and staff morally and spiritually and support their mental and physical wellbeing, promoting creative and inspirational leadership at all levels and facilitating the effective use of our shared resources.