Local ITT Providers

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Colchester Teacher

Training Consortium

The CTTC partnership was established 18 years ago and includes over 60 schools and colleges.  Annually CTTC trains around 100 primary and secondary teachers.  It has bases at Colchester County High School for Girls in Colchester, Stoke High School and Halifax Primary School in Ipswich.


The school centred programme allows trainees to gain a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), inspiring “an infectious enthusiasm for teaching” (Ofsted Report Nov 2017) through a combination of taught sessions and practical on the job training in managing classes and planning lessons alongside colleagues in local schools.

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North East

Teacher Training

With over 25 years of experience, NETT is one of the most prestigious school centred initial teacher training establishments in the country.  NETT work with over 40 primary schools across North East Essex and South Suffolk: these include community schools, church schools, academies, special schools, rural and urban schools. 


Their Postgraduate Certificate in Education is awarded by the University of Suffolk.

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Suffolk and Norfolk

Teacher Training

SNITT are one of the largest school centered initial teacher training programmes in the country. They train over 200 trainees each year across all of our programmes. They have been a SCITT for over 20 years and have a well established reputation in schools, with a high employment rate for our trainees.


The Primary course is a highly successful programme, recognised for its excellence. The Secondary course is an exciting training programme that combines an evidence informed approach to teaching, with lots of practical classroom experience, mentoring from SCITT tutors and learning alongside experienced teachers.

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Teacher Training

Essex Teacher Training offers a variety of different school-based routes to QTS.  They offer training in both primary and secondary schools, both full time and part-time (over 2 years) and also offer the primary programme in special schools too. 

Essex ITT pride themselves on the support that they offer their trainees and put trainee wellbeing at the heart of what they do.  You will be supported by an in-school mentor as well as an external tutor.  The programme leaders are both mental health first aid instructors and all the core staff have completed mental health training with MHFA England. 

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Teach First

Teach First is an education charity working to build a fair education for all. They help talented people become great teachers with a mission to unlock the potential in all children, not just some.


Teach First offer a route into teaching via salaried, on-the-job training. Students will gain highly-rated teaching and leadership qualifications with expert support.  

Teach First support their trainees as they discover their potential and help them to step up and lead change, in schools and beyond.