Why Train to Teach with L.E.A.D. Equate?

L.E.A.D. Equate works with The Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA SCITT) to provide a dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn to teach. We offer a high quality school based training programme tailored to your needs. Trainees benefit from working closely alongside experienced and committed staff who are eager to share their skills, experience and practice with the next generation of teachers. Our Alliance is committed to the continued professional development of its staff. Within a caring and stimulating atmosphere we want our trainees to become outstanding teachers and the future leaders of our learning community.

Schools now take a lead role in the coordination of recruitment and training, ensuring that trainees experience the classroom first-hand and learn from those who already do the job.  The class experience is backed by accredited tutor provision and theory, to ensure trainees are fully equipped to lead a classroom at the end of their training year.  L.E.A.D. Equate believes passionately in investing in our teachers of the future; trainees working with us can be confident in the quality of the training, support and care that they will receive during the year, and into their early years of teaching.


Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance SCITT is a Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training provider in Lincolnshire offering:

• A bespoke training programme which blends QTS and PGCE
• School-based training from Day 1
• A caring, nurturing and supportive programme for trainees
• Training in a range of schools across Lincolnshire
• Dedicated mentor support
• A dynamic and supportive learning environment
• Strong partnership with the University of Lincoln, including access to the University’s facilities
• Ongoing career opportunities and development

“This route into teaching, gives you the opportunity to be a true part of a class. You really get to know the children in your class, build relationships with them and the staff within the school.”

Click this link for the 2021-2022 brochure

LTSA Train to Teach Brochure

Primary Training

All Primary trainees will be prepared to teach across the 3-11 yrs age phase, focusing on either the 3-7, 5-11 or 7-11 yrs age ranges. 

We work in partnership with lead schools and teaching schools across Lincolnshire  to enable trainees to learn first hand from outstanding school practitioners.  Our training programme is School Centred so trainees are in school from day one in September.  In a typical week, trainees will spend four days a week in their training school and one day a week in training with the LTSA SCITT and the University of Lincoln.


Our Primary programme offers:

  • Qualified Teacher Status, with PGCE awarded in partnership with the University of Lincoln
  • Dedicated mentor support to meet individual training needs
  • School-based training by experienced professionals
  • Weekly training programme jointly delivered by school-based and university professionals
  • Second school experience during the training year
  • Extensive choice of partnership schools across Lincolnshire and close borders
  • Ongoing career opportunities and  professional development

How to Apply in Lincolnshire

The following link will further information on how to apply via UCAS click here

The provider code is 277 (Equate Teaching School Alliance/Witham St Hughs) Please click this link for the course codes:- Application Codes A5 2020-21

We are delighted to be working with the following schools to offer trainee places:

  • Witham St Hughs Academy, Witham St Hughs
  • Manor Farm Academy, North Hykeham
  • Waddington All Saints, Waddington
  • St Peter at Gowts C of E Primary, Lincoln
  • Heighington Millfield Academy, Heighington
  • Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School
  • Waddington Redwood Primary Academy, Waddington
  • St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Thorpe on the Hill
  • Fosse Way Academy, North Hykeham
  • Saxilby Church of England Primary School, Saxilby
  • Manor Leas Junior Academy, Lincoln
  • Bishop King CE Primary School, Lincoln
  • St Lawrence Church of England Primary School, Skellingthorpe
  • Bracebridge Nursery Infant School, Bracebridge
  • Tedder CP School, Digby
  • Washingborough Academy, Washingborough
  • St Botolph’s C of E Primary School, Sleaford
  • Welton St Mary’s CE Primary Academy, Welton
  • Tealby Primary School, Tealby
  • Leslie Manser Primary School, Doddington Park, Lincoln
  • Middle Rasen Primary School, Middle Rasen
  • Faldingworth Communtiy Primary School, Faldingworth
  • Leadenham CE Primary School, Leadenham
  • Ling Moor Primary Academy. North Hykeham
  • Newton on Trent Primary School, Newton on Trent
  • Scampton Pollyplatt Primary School, Scampton
LTSA Partnership Schools Leaflet 2021-2022

Why Train in Lincolnshire?

We have formed a consortium with five other Lead Schools, supported by Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA) to develop a primary SCITT programme.  This partnership allows us to build strong processes based on tried and tested practice, with an experienced and dedicated team of professionals.

Find out more about becoming a teacher with us or about hosting a trainee in your school.

As well as coordinating places for trainee teachers, we also coordinate the Lincolnshire ITT Network. This network meets each half term and allows all providers and lead schools for ITT to come together and ensure a cohesive, regional approach to teacher recruitment. This helps us ensure we can attract the very best teachers into Lincolnshire and provide them with the best quality training and support. The groups also allow us to have a strong voice back to government and those that make decisions about teacher training policy.

Interested in applying to become a teacher?

For more information, please contact us through the contact form or by emailing Stacey Williams, Early Careers Leader


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