Aly Spencer

Head of ITT

My name is Aly Spencer and I’m very proud to be responsible for our SCITT. It’s a real privilege to train the next generation of teachers for our schools and colleges, and we have the most amazing team of expert staff who work across our huge network of schools in the region. 

Most of my teaching career has been in A Level here at Blackpool Sixth and I feel very lucky to still be a part of this wonderful college. I have also taught GCSE English and supported lots of our schools as a Specialist Leader in Education. 

I love reading so I do that every day, and my favourite hobby is fishing! I also enjoy lots of body combat classes at the gym. 


Andrew Kenworthy

Primary programme leader

My name is Andrew Kenworthy and I am the Primary programme leader for the SCITT. I have been teaching for 16 years and during that time, I have taught in both Key Stages and been a curriculum lead in English, P.E., History, Geography, MfL and Art. As well as being the primary programme leader for the North West SCITT, I am also the deputy headteacher at a local school.

In my spare time I like to go to the gym; watch my three boys play for their football teams; and I also have a season ticket at Preston North End.

Laura Foley

Secondary programme leader

Kate Casey


My name is Kate Casey and I am the Administrator for the North West SCITT.  I also work 1 day a week in the HR department at Blackpool Sixth Form College.  Before joining the SCITT I was an IT Training Consultant, specialising in Microsoft office software and creating and delivering training courses for bespoke work management and project management systems.

In my spare time I love attending live music events and I also enjoy a night out singing karaoke!