Training is offered in most secondary school subjects. Our training programmes offers 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19 years of age depending on subject and school capacity. We can also offer experience in special schools.
Training is offered in the following subjects; English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, RE, Drama, Art & Design, Music, Design Technology, PE (plus PE with Ebacc), Health & Social Care, Media and Business Studies.
NETT is a centre for core SCITT, School Direct Salaried and School Direct Training programmes. These training programmes are offered across all subject areas dependant on local demand and lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). For non-salaried and salaried trainees, the PGCE qualification, which includes 60 Masters level credits, is also awarded on completion. Courses leading to QTS only are also available.
If you are interested in training with us on either of these programmes, please go to the relevant links for further information.
Salaried or non salaried?
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 a PGCE. QTS only routes are also available.
Non-salaried trainees are students, pay tuition fees and start by observing, team teaching and building up their teaching from the beginning of the year.
Our full time training courses all run for 1 academic year (September – June). We also offer part time courses over 2 years.
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.
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.
Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships
The latest funding information is available at GOV.UK, see: Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2021 to 2022
Graduates with a 2:1 and above can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.
Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.
Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot also receive a bursary. Trainees who are not awarded a scholarship may be eligible for a bursary, if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Training and partner schools
Our partner schools are Clacton County High School, Colne Community College, Stanway School, Harwich and Dovercourt High School, Philip Morant School, St Helena School, Thomas Lord Audley School and Paxman Academy.
We also train in other schools including East Bergholt High School, Clacton Coastal Academy and Tendring Technology college.
We can organise training in many other schools, so if you have a school in mind, just ask!
- At Interview, course preference can be discussed and changes can be made.
- If you have any questions, queries or just need a hand understanding how to apply, please do not hesitate to contact us
Assessment Only Programme
The North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) Assessment Only (AO) programme is an employment-based route for achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The AO teacher follows an individual assessment programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
NETT is an accredited provider responsible for delivering the AO programme on behalf of the DfE. NETT recommends successful applicants for QTS to the DfE. As an accredited provider, the NETT AO Programme is able to make its own particular requirements. We will only accept candidates for the AO programme if they are employed by a school and recommended by the Headteacher.
Who is the AO Route for?
The AO route is intended for unqualified instructors who have two years or more experience of teaching in schools. It is not intended for those who need a teacher training programme. The period of assessment is normally a maximum of 12 calendar weeks, beginning when the AO candidate is registered with the DfE. Before the 12-week period begins AOs must meet all entry requirements; send in their application form and have it checked for compliance; successfully complete NETTs English and Maths assessments; begin to gather a portfolio of evidence; take part in a selection process; and be accepted onto the AO Programme.
More information is available on request.