About Us

Our excellent training is supported by a large partnership of more than 100 nurseries, primary, secondary and special schools. Due to the outstanding reputation we hold locally for the provision of effective training, our trainees are among the first to gain employment each year, usually within partner schools.

We pride ourselves on offering excellent support. providing you with a personal tutor during training. and continuing our support into your first year of teaching with our NQT support team.

Training with one of the largest school-based primary and secondary teacher training providers in our region makes you part of our ‘Education Family‘ along with hundreds of others who have gone before you!

Our Vision

As one of the country’s leading school-centred initial teacher training programmes, Essex & Thames Education are proud to say that we have successfully trained hundreds of teachers, each one impacting positively on the lives of hundreds of pupils.

We train teachers who are passionate, confident and secure in the knowledge that they can make the best decisions for the children in their care – in short excellent teachers! We aim to create a nurturing and supportive environment in which you can train to become the kind of teacher who changes lives. Children and young people are at the centre of everything that we do and our graduates are making a significant positive contribution to their education in our schools.

We believe in training aspiring teachers from any background to become outstanding teachers that will have a positive impact on pupils and schools throughout their careers.

The Essex & Thames Education Family

By training with us you will be part of one of the biggest and most dynamic groups of newly qualified teachers around. In many of our partner schools, you will find high numbers of our graduates, who are well-placed to support and advise you during your training. We work with our local teaching schools to provide outstanding NQT training with regular opportunities to meet and socialise as well as to work together. We even have a therapy dog! Your wellbeing really is at the heart of everything that we do.


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We are regulated by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education. www.oiahe.org.uk