SCITT Teacher Training in Essex 2017-04-18T13:38:12+00:00

SCITT teacher training in Essex

Why Essex and Thames Primary SCITT?

Essex and Thames Primary SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) offers high quality teacher training in primary education. The one-year SCITT course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the award of a PGCE in Primary Education with 60 credits towards a masters degree. The Assessment Only route leads to QTS in 6-12 weeks.

School Direct teacher training course in Essex

School Direct PGCE

Essex and Thames Primary SCITT is the largest provider of primary School Direct places in the region. As a school-based route into teaching, over 120 schools have joined our partnership throughout Essex, Southend, Thurrock and East London giving us the capacity to give our SCITT students a wide range of valuable experiences and making them highly confident newly qualified teachers, ready to enjoy and embrace the exciting challenges of the teaching profession.

Many teacher training courses are either School Direct (i.e. school based) or a University lead PGCE (more theory and less classroom practise) but our SCITT School Direct PGCE gives you the best of both routes into teaching. We passionately believe that our newly qualified teachers are amongst the most successful NQTs in the country because of it.

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Assessment Only QTS

Graduates already teaching as unqualified teachers are encouraged to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) within 6-12 weeks by taking advantage of our ‘Assessment Only‘ route into teaching.

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SCITT PGCE details – Why train to be a teacher with us?

We provide superb mentoring in top quality schools enabling us to offer all our SCITT trainees outstanding support and guidance throughout their teacher training year. Our success is shown in the high numbers of trainees who leave with an outstanding grade and the fact that ALL of our trainees get jobs on qualifying.

We take particular care to ensure that all SCITT trainees have access to experience with different age groups, so that when you graduate from Essex and Thames Primary SCITT, you will be qualified to teach and can apply for jobs across the entire primary phase with confidence.  

We recognise that some trainees are keen to specialise from the start, so training with us will mean that you may also choose to specialise in Early Years Foundation Stage or Special Educational Needs and Disability.  Moreover, additional SCITT training is offered for those interested in school leadership or maths subject leadership.  During the PGCE course, every trainee receives support from a dedicated and highly experienced personal tutor.

Essex and Thames SCITT PGCE benefits

Head teachers seek out our SCITT PGCE graduates for NQT jobs

PGCE courses vary widely. Training with us means that you benefit from training within a large partnership of schools who employ around 200 NQTs each year between them.  Because of the high levels of school involvement in the training, every year our PGCE students are the first to be employed. Headteachers throughout the area speak highly of how well prepared our NQTs are to begin teaching when they graduate. Not only that, but the NQTs from Essex and Thames Primary SCITT also benefit from our hugely successful NQT training and support programme which helps them to thrive in their new jobs and continue to develop excellent practice.

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What’s it actually like training to be a teacher with Essex and Thames Primary SCITT?

Want to apply for SCITT teacher training in Essex?

No other SCITT will prepare you better!

As places for 2017 entry are filling fast we cannot recommend strongly enough to apply as soon as possible. Places were filled months by the end of Spring for the current cohort of SCITT students.

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SCITT teacher training from Essex and Thames Primary SCITT