We offer training for 3-7 (pathway 1) or 5-11 (pathway 2). We can also offer placements in special schools.
NETT is a centre for core SCITT, School Direct Salaried and School Direct Training programmes. These training programmes lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). For non-salaried trainees, the PGCE qualification is also awarded on completion. Salaried trainees can also access the PGCE if desired.
If you are interested in training with us on either of these programmes, please go to the relevant links for further information.
Primary with Mathematics
NETT (Primary) offers a full time, one year course leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Suffolk) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The ‘Primary with Maths’ course offers everything included in the general primary course but has a stronger maths element. It includes training on the whole primary curriculum for maths, teaching maths across all year groups and maths co-ordination in the primary school. You must hold an A-level in maths at Grade B or above.
The rigorous and relevant school-based programme has been developed by a group of Headteachers in the Tendring area and includes significant school experience, block teaching practices, training and tutorials. The majority of training sessions are delivered at the NETT centre, using other partnership school venues as appropriate. School experience and teaching practices take place in two different schools within the local area. There is a choice of age range: Pathway One 3-7 years (Early Years and Key Stage 1) and Pathway Two 5-11 years (Key Stages 1 and 2).
Salaried or non salaried?
Salaried trainees need at least a 2:1 degree (we can make exceptions for exceptional candidates). Salaried trainees must be competent in the classroom and ready to assume teaching commitments. This means that they are responsible for planning, teaching and assessing students immediately. They are employed by schools and train ‘on the job’. Therefore they will need adequate school experience. Our salaried course leads to QTS with an option of gaining a PGCE.
Graduate Teacher Apprenticeships
NETT is now able to offer GTA for September. This runs along the same lines as salaried teacher training and can be accessed on UCAS under Salaried courses. The course lasts for 12 months and allows you to gain your apprenticeship alongside your QTS. As this is a new course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. for further information.
Non salaried trainees need a minimum of two weeks experience in school. They are students, pay tuition fees and start by observing, team teaching and building up their teaching from the beginning of the year.
Our training courses all run for 1 academic year. They are full time.
Assessment during the course consists of PGCE assignments, classroom observation and the scrutiny of evidence collected throughout the course to show that the Teachers’ Standards have been met at the appropriate level.
There are no examinations.
There are bursaries for some courses. These are determined by the class of your degree and the subject and phase you wish to train in.
This year’s bursaries will be added as soon as they are available.
We 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. Many schools are in the Tendring area, and we will work with any school who would like to be part of the partnership.
- At Interview, course preference can be discussed and changes can be made.
- Please remember that you are required to pass your QTS Skills tests before starting a teacher training course – ideally even before receiving an invitation to interview. It is expected that this will be done before the offer of a place.
If you have any questions, queries or just need a hand understanding how to apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.