Carrie McMillan


Teaching Experience: 25 Years

SWTT Experience: 5 Years

Carrie studied English and History at Bath Spa University and completed her PGCE in English with Drama at Exeter University. She has taught at rural and city schools across Devon and Somerset in a variety of roles including Literacy Coordinator, Head of English and Assistant Headteacher responsible for Quality First Teaching. Additionally she has spent time as a School Improvement Consultant with Somerset Local Authority as part of the National Strategies and has served on the General Council of the National Association for the Teaching of English. Carrie is passionate about the need to train high quality teachers to serve in our schools as it is teachers who have the biggest impact on children’s progress.


Justina Sparkes

SCITT Administrator

Justina has many years of experience administrating in school and leadership settings. She is the first port of call for applicants and handles all trainee requests, guiding the cohort smoothly through the process, from application, placement and through to graduation.


Cassie Leicester

Recruitment Administrator

Cassie has a background in recruitment and manages all applications to our programme, begins the shortlisting process and arranges all of our selection days.


Subject Course Tutors

Additionally, SWTT is staffed by a team of Subject Course Tutors, who design and lead the Subject Specialist training, and in-school Mentors who manage the day-to-day coaching of all our trainees.

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