Who are we?
We are one of the oldest teacher training SCITTs in the country and we have been training the very best primary school teachers for Essex primary schools for nearly 20 years. Our PGCE is awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University, which, with a truly top-notch reputation in the field of teacher training, stands out and is recognised by headteachers when you apply for jobs. In fact, it’s no surprise that this partnership means all our graduates get jobs upon completion of the course every year – the majority of whom are snapped up by our schools long before they even start the summer term!
Why apply to our Essex teacher training course?
Whatever the route you choose, we offer you a thorough, professional training and ensure that you leave us able to start your teaching career as a highly confident and competent Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). Our support doesn’t stop there either, as we are also on hand for you throughout the first year of your teaching too. Training with us, the largest school-based primary teacher training provider in our region, makes you part of our ‘SCITT family’ along with hundreds of other who have gone before you! With our bespoke, NQT training programmes, we pride ourselves that we go above and beyond to give you that extra support which will help you help become the best teacher you can possibly be. At every stage, all of our training, lectures and courses are fine-tuned to meet YOUR individual needs and every trainee has a member of staff employed to be on hand for you, if ever you need a little extra support.
We have 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. Most of our trainees choose a PGCE pathway, but we’re just as happy to consider you if you know that studying for a PGCE whilst teacher training is too much for you, and we offer a QTS only training route too.
Whatever your questions, please don’t hesitate to call our admissions team on 01268 570215 or email Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not come and meet us?
We open our doors regularly for you to be able to pop in and meet us informally. Informal is great and you get the chance to ask us about any aspect of teacher training that you wish to, what is involved, how to finance it etc. You can find a list of the next events on this Train to Teach events page.
We also attend many regional Train to Teach events along with other providers so do come along to those if we have listed we are there on our events page. If you cannot make an event or there isn’t one near you, please do call us and we’ll be delighted to see you virtually any time. Call 01268 570215 or email Emma Nunn on email@example.com and she will find a suitable time for you to come.