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Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust



The Saint John Southworth Enterprise and Research Alliance (SJSERA) was formed in September 2021 building on the success of the former Royal Borough Teaching School Alliance. Since our inception we have grown rapidly and now work with a wide range of schools and other educational institutions nationwide supporting each other in a variety of ways.  For example, the provision of ITT placements (School Direct Programmes), CPD programmes and School-to-School support.  



Nicholas Kehoe – Head of the SJSERA


Patrick Lanigan – Senior Leader and Computer Science specialist, responsible for school-to-school support, system development and parental engagement


Shelagh O’Connell – Senior Leader & Teaching Expert, responsible for initial teach training and early career development


David Godwin – Senior Leader & NQT Appropriate Body, specialising in CPD & staff development 


Sarah Dickinson – Communications