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East Midlands and South Lincolnshire hub

This Hub is led by the Charles Read Academy, a David Ross Education Trust (DRET) secondary school in rural Lincolnshire, which has been ranked as one of the most improved secondary schools in the country.

The Charles Read Academy is at the centre of our East Midlands and South Lincolnshire Hub. It is a small secondary school in the heart of rural Lincolnshire which provides a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment.

Their vision is to provide an exciting education with a relentless focus on teaching and learning, a commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum and an absolute dedication to providing a wide range of opportunities which allow students to find what they excel at while developing new talents.

The school is part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) which has 22 primary schools, 11 secondary schools and one special school across the country.

Charles Reed Academy

Charles Reed Academy

Why train in East Midlands and South Lincolnshire?


The East Midlands and South Lincolnshire play host to a range of towns and villages, bringing you the best of both rural and suburban life. Grantham and Northampton are both towns of historical interest, which also have an extensive range of shops and local services.

Useful links
About Lincolnshire
Visit Northamptonshire


Virginie Barre


Meet the East Midlands and South Lincolnshire Hub Leader - Virginie Barre

For over 20 years, Virginie has taught Modern Languages in large community schools and sixth form colleges in London, leading teams and developing curriculum materials. Before relocating and joining the David Ross Education Trust, she was Deputy Headteacher in a large suburban 11-18 school for ten years. There, she played a role in the school being awarded two Outstanding ratings by Ofsted, and Teaching School status. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from Sorbonne University, Paris, an MFL PGCE from Brunel University, and an NPQH from UCL Institute of Education.


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Hub partner schools

As part of your teacher training course in the East Midlands and South Lincolnshire, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on classroom experience in our partner schools.


National Modern Languages SCITT, Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Sheffield, S11 9QH 0114 235 7980