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.

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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Essex & Thames SCITT

"Putting pupils first, training excellent teachers"

Established over 20 years ago Essex and Thames has successfully trained hundreds of teachers and works with 100+ primary and special schools in the region.  

Our programmes are designed and led by schools and draw on leading edge evidence and practice.  Trainees can gain a PGCE from Anglia Ruskin University while they train and may also choose to take a specialist route.  We offer options in SEND, Behaviour, EYFS, PE, Maths and Leadership at no extra cost.

Core training is delivered in our two bases in Witham and Leigh-on-Sea but most of your time will be spent alongside our dedicated mentor teams in local  schools.  You will be assigned a Personal Tutor from day one and our professional and pastoral support is exceptional.

100% of our graduates get jobs, and five years on approximately 94% are still teaching, which we think is a testament to the quality of our training. Come and chat about your options with our friendly team.


OAKS Teacher Training

The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT) is an Initial Teacher Training provider based at Keele University in North Staffordshire.

They provide an innovative and intensive one year course during which trainees will complete both Teaching Standards, gaining QTS certification and obtain a Keele University PGCE academic award.

The OAKS believes that it is an extremely caring and friendly organisation and will, at all times, provide help, encouragement and support, whenever it is needed.

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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.