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Welcome to Essex and Thames Primary SCITT

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Essex and Thames Primary SCITT is one of the oldest teacher training SCITTs in the country and has been training the very best primary school teachers for Essex primary schools for nearly 20 years. With a PGCE awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University, we have a truly excellent reputation, making it no surprise that all our graduates get jobs upon completion of the course every year. In fact, the majority are snapped up by headteachers before they even start the summer term!

Our Essex teacher training

We offer you a thorough, professional training and ensure that you leave us confident and able to start your teaching career as a highly competent ‘Newly Qualified Teacher’. We are there for you throughout that first year of your teaching too.  Our bespoke, NQT training programmes are fine tuned to meet YOUR individual needs and we have a member of staff employed to be on hand if ever you need a little extra support during this time.

We run a variety of Essex teacher training courses (full time and part time) that you can apply for according to your interests, so have a look through the information on our site about PGCE and Assessment Only routes into teaching or get in touch if you’d prefer to have a chat. You’ll find that our team are always happy to help!  Call 01268 570215 or email Emma on

Come and meet us!

If we have a Train to Teach Event coming up please pop along. If you cannot make an event or there isn’t one near you, please do call us and pop in for a chat. Call 01268 570215 or email Emma Nunn on

Why choose our School Direct and Graduate Apprenticeship Primary PGCE?

Our School Direct and Graduate Apprentice PGCEs are school centred initial teacher training courses on which the majority of your time is spent in Essex primary schools giving you the opportunity to learn alongside experienced teachers from day 1. With placements in two or more schools and a range of additional specialisms to choose from plus a qualification in sports coaching, you get a wealth of opportunities that make you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

This practical Essex teacher training is combined with the taught theory of education in formal lectures, so that you understand WHY you are doing certain things, HOW the children make progress and WHEN to use your reflective skills to look deeper into educational queries.

It is the assimilation of theory and extensive school practice that makes our graduates highly confident, competent and successful and it is why our PGCE trained NQTs are snapped up with early job offers.

Where are our Essex teacher training bases for PGCE lectures?

The taught part of the PGCE requires you to attend lectures in one of two centres – Runwell Community Primary School in Wickford (which is our main SCITT base) or at Edwards Hall Primary School in the outskirts of Southend. At both venues the PGCE course is taught in large, sunlit classrooms offering the latest technology. Your base will be chosen based on where you live so that students attend their nearest centre. Lectures start at 9.30am and although they can go on until 4pm, most finish earlier. 

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Train to Teach Events

Why not come to our base in Wickford and meet us armed with all your questions about teacher training? We’ll pop the kettle on and be more than pleased to sit down and take you through our training year. Do ring first to let us know you are coming!

Essex and Thames Primary SCITT
Runwell Community Primary School
Canewdon Gardens
SS11 7BJ

01268 570215

Essex and Thames Primary SCITT PGCE

 Do get in touch by email or phone. We are a friendly bunch and have always got time to take a call and answer your questions.

01268  570215

If you are hoping to become a primary school teacher in Essex  and want to gain the maximum qualifications for your hard work and investment then this is definitely the teacher training programme for you.

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