Training is offered in most secondary school subjects. Our training schools are a mix of 11-16 and 11-18 mixed comprehensives and we can offer training in ‘A’ level teaching as well as Key Stages 3 and 4. We also offer placements in special schools.
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 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 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 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.
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 partners 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.
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