SIPS Education

SIPS Education is our appropriate Awarding Body to ensure that our Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Programme meets statutory requirements. It works with more than 150 schools across the region. Here is what they say about us:

Sandwell Academy's levels of support and training for teachers new to the profession are a great platform to launch a successful teaching career. Their support goes beyond statutory requirements.

Kim Whiting, HR Director, SIPS Education.

West Midlands Consortium – school-centred ITT provider

Sandwell Academy is a strong advocate of developing teachers and has a proven track record. The school also maintains strong links with its alumni, many of whom have gone on to complete their teacher training course with West Midlands Consortium. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in teaching to contact them.

Su Plant, Director of ITT, West Midlands Consortium

TeachFirst – school-centred teacher training and development programme

As well as providing excellent provision supporting TeachFirst participants, Sandwell Academy has contributed to the wider TeachFirst programme through hosting a 'Teaching Experience' week during initial training, contrasting school experiences for other school partners and more recently as one of our lead partners in school-centred learning. We have a highly valued, established partnership with them.

Caroline Montgomery, PGDE Programme Director, TeachFirst West Midlands


In May 2017, Ofsted visited Sandwell Academy. Included in the report, inspectors stated that:

The school has had a strong and stable staffing since it opened in 2006……..This is the result of a pro-active approach to the recruitment and development of highly effective teachers. It includes strong involvement with initial teacher training providers, highly effective professional development opportunities and thoughtful succession planning.

Train to Teach at Sandwell Academy


Sandwell Academy is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all those working at the Academy to share this commitment.

All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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