Meet the Team

The Stourport SCITT Team

At Stourport SCITT we are privileged to help mould the next generation of teachers, in turn shaping the future of our young people. Teaching and learning is our focus, which is why we are a high performing, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider.

The team constantly explore new ideas and techniques for making learning exciting, engaging and fun, whilst we train our teachers of tomorrow. We are proud of our partnerships with local schools; our teacher training programme is greatly enriched by our wonderful expert colleagues - guiding, supporting and assessing our trainees as they move towards achieving qualified teacher status.

We look forward to supporting and training you at the start of your very exciting journey.


Fay Green

SCITT Director

My role as SCITT Director allows me to shape and deliver high-quality ITT provision; while supporting the well-being of both mentors and trainees.

I am committed to enabling all to develop and achieve their full potential. Working with the SCITT team has allowed me to enable future teachers to realise their ambition in becoming the best practitioners possible. Beyond ITT, I am a class teacher at Stourport Primary Academy: supporting Early Career Teachers.


Jo Homer

SCITT Manager

I consider my role in helping our trainees become teachers a great privilege. I have worked in school environments for many years and I love it!

My current role includes managing the ITT administration. As a qualified Mental Health First Aider, I am also the point of contact for our trainees in terms of wellbeing and mental health.


Katie Beech

Secondary TIL Lead

I am a Religious Studies teacher at Baxter College, in addition to this, I am responsible for Learning and Teaching, CPD and ECTs as well as the KS5 SLT Link. I am extremely passionate about supporting teachers to be the very best to deliver high quality learning opportunities for our students and ensuring students are on the right courses to aid them in moving onto the next stage of their education. I also have the privilege of working within our SCITT as the Secondary Professional Mentor.


Holly Baracks

Professional Mentor

I am head of Business at Stourport High School and Trust Improvement Leader for Business. I have worked in education since 2004 and have a passion for teaching and a drive to improve the experiences of learners and teaching staff. Recently I have been given the opportunity to work as a SCITT Lead Mentor.

I am grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for education with trainee teachers and support them in their own journeys to become excellent practitioners.


Sarah Giles

Professional Mentor

I'm a secondary English teacher who has been teaching for over 20 years. My extensive teaching experience includes teaching from Year 5 through to Year 13 and I was also a SENCO for 5 years before becoming Deputy Head at a secondary PRU and also at a middle school. Working as a part-time teacher, it allows me to not only fulfil my passion for teaching but also allows me the time to lead and mentor our next generation of teachers in my SCITT role; also something I feel extremely passionate about.


Gareth Webb

Primary TAL lead