Our Vision

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

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 are at the centre of everything that we do and our graduates are making a significant positive contribution to the education of children in our schools.

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

The Essex & Thames Primary SCITT 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 SCITT therapy dog!  Your well being really is at the heart of everything that we do.


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