Essex Teacher Training Courses – School Direct, PGCE and Assessment Only 

 

Essex and Thames Primary SCITT is the largest provider of School Direct primary teacher training in Essex. Our students gain a PGCE in Primary Education + QTS. Additionally, we offer the ‘Assessment Only’ route into teaching. We are inviting direct applications now for our Primary PGCE September 2017 entry – and these applications will be put onto a waiting list for September 2016 should recruitment reopen. Applications from graduates able to self fund their teacher training are still being accepted. Don’t forget, we have a part-time Primary Education PGCE course which might make self funded training possible.

Essex Teacher Training Courses

We offer high quality primary teacher training throughout Essex for large numbers of students in partnership with a large and growing selection of superb Essex primary schools. Working in partnership with Essex and Thames Primary SCITT, the schools and SCITT jointly hand pick experienced teachers who mentor our trainees, offering them the highest levels of support and guidance throughout the training year.

The majority of students leave Essex and Thames Primary SCITT with an ‘outstanding’ grade, ready to tackle their chosen career with confidence. They speak highly of the excellent training received both in lectures and during their placements.

In fact, although it might seem like boasting, we’re proud that ALL of our trainees get jobs in teaching at the end of the course. We often hear from our schools direct during the summer term, asking us to suggest suitable NQTs to join their schools.

Benefits of becoming a teacher with us

Our students are among the first to gain employment each year as Headteachers understand the rigorous teacher training they have had during the year with us. Our NQTs benefit too, as they ‘hit the ground running’ from Day 1 in September, and are then supported with a varied and professional programme of NQT courses to help them reach the highest standards during their first year of primary teaching.

So, if you are a graduate looking to become a primary school teacher in Essex, keen to be rewarded for your year of hard work by obtaining a PGCE with your Qualified Teacher Status, then we would love to hear from you. Most people will be looking for full time teaching courses, but we understand that some may only be able to train to become a teacher by juggling other commitments or continuing to work to fund your teacher training, so from September 2016 we are also offering a two year, part time Essex Primary PGCE training course – the first of its kind in the county! Look us up on the UCAS teacher training pages.

OUR ESSEX TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

Listen to what our trainees say about our teacher training course

Apply for Teacher Training starting September 2017
0
Teachers trained in the last 5 years
0
Partner Schools
0%
Get a job
0
Places for 2017-18
“Starting my first job was nerve wracking, but the training I was given gave me real confidence. I felt really well prepared for the day to day running of the classroom, and because I had spent so much time in schools already I felt a valuable member of staff straight away.”
Ruth B.
“There’s no doubt about it. Essex & Thames Primary SCITT prepared us really well for life as a teacher. Other NQTs in my school were not so lucky. I would have no hesitation at all in saying to anyone considering teaching in primary – get on this course! You definitely won’t regret it!”
Jon C.

WHERE WILL YOU TRAIN?

With 129 local Essex Schools working in partnership with Essex and Thames Primary SCITT, you can look forward to working placements in a variety of schools.

The Essex and Thames Primary SCITT is comprised of around 129 schools in Essex including many outstanding and special schools. All our schools are selected on the basis of their excellent reputations and experience in working with trainees. We currently work with a number of teaching school alliances, whose lead schools are based in Southend and Witham.

 

A list of our member schools involved in Essex and Thames teacher training can be found here: Partner Schools

To SAT or not to SAT?

The reactions to the new SATs have been mixed to say the least, as have responses to the notion of 'secondary ready'.  Having scoured the various education blogs, union responses and heard from schools, [...]

  • Keeping teachers safe on social media

Keep teachers safe on social media

'Teacher reprimanded over inappropriate Facebook photos!" is not a headline any of us want to see associated with ourselves and yet privacy settings  seemingly change without warning and we need to be aware of the [...]

  • Apply for Essex teacher training places 2016-17

Teacher Shortages?

Essex teacher training places - Apply now for 2016-17 Well once again we live in 'interesting times'!  The debate about whether there is a teacher shortage or not seems to rage on.  Nicky Morgan (or Nemo as Twitter [...]

  • Creative teaching in primary schools.

What is the future for education under the Tories?

Everything that the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan said in her speech  is highly laudable, but what about creative teaching? What about children learning in a climate of care and safety, learning in what Dorothy Heathcote [...]