We are holding recruitment evenings on the 28th April and the 6th
May in association with our partner schools. Come along for more
information and to find out how we can help you get into
for full details.
We still have
for September 2014, but hurry, they are filling up fast!
Due to a couple
of late withdrawals we have ONE vacancy left for a strong
candidate for primary and ONE vacancy for an early years
trainee for September 2014 on our SCITT programme. Please apply
though UCAS selecting
ITT Partnership as the
provider. The Early Years trainee will be placed in a Colchester
School and for the primary place preference will be given to a
candidate with a supporting host school, in Essex or surrounding
counties, but we may be able to find a school for an exceptional
We also have
vacancies for up to SIX strong primary or early
years trainees for September 2014 with one of our School Direct
Partners in Rayleigh. Please apply though
Teaching Institute as the
We also have
vacancies for up to TWO strong primary trainees
for September 2014 with one of our School Direct Partners in
Thurrock. Please apply though
Gable Hall School
as the provider.
We are still accepting secondary
applications for D&T, Geography, Music, Computer Studies,
Maths and MFL. You need to apply through the
UCAS Website selecting Essex
Schools ITT Partnership as the provider. Due to the high number
of applicants, we are no longer accepting primary applications.
interested in applying for a SCITT place will need to find a
host school that will be able to support them through their
training. If you are unable to find a host school then the
office will be able to offer you further advice.
primary and secondary School Direct places still
available for September 2014.
interested in Schools Direct places need to apply via the
UCAS Website selecting the
lead school as the provider. Applicants can search for places by
lead school name, subject or location. The school details page
will show the allocation of places and ITT providers.
Lead schools that
have places remaining:
Please note that
all of the above vacancies, SCITT and School Direct will require
payment of fees. These can be paid with a student loan.
Candidates with a degree of 2i or above may be eligible for a
bursary from the
The Royal Society of Chemistry is offering Teacher Training
Scholarships worth £25,000 (tax free) for the 2014/15 training
year. Run in partnership with the Department for Education, the
scholarship includes a support package from the RSC:
• RSC membership for 2 years;
• access to national and regional RSC support
networks through local meetings, online
communities, RSC Teacher Fellow mentors, annual
• a selection of RSC materials including
resources, lab coats and other consumables.
Applications for RSC Teacher Training Scholarships are open
to teacher trainees who:
• have a chemistry (or related) degree or have
completed a subject knowledge enhancement
• have either a proven or expected 1st or 2:1
degree, a master’s degree, or a PhD (we will
consider exceptional 2:2 applicants);
• have by September 2014 secured a training place
on an eligible PGCE or Schools Direct
chemistry course in England for the 2014/15
• qualify as a home student, are eligible to draw
a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans
Company, and who meet the bursary eligibility
criteria set out in the DfE bursary guidance;
• have an excellent ability to explain chemistry
ideas at school level;
• will train as a teacher in England.
The application process consists of an online application
form and an assessment day. We have a series of application
deadlines between December 2013 and June 2014.
Find out more and apply
All applicants to Initial Teacher Training need to pass both
tests before starting their course.
Find information and guidance on the professional skills tests
for trainee teachers in literacy and numeracy
download information on the numeracy skills test.