An 11-16 PGCE programme, with post-16 enhancement, is offered in most secondary school subjects. Our training schools are mostly 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 trainees, the PGCE qualification is also awarded on completion. Salaried trainees can also access the PGCE if desired.
All secondary trainees completing the course as Grade 1 – ‘Outstanding’ and who have also completed one of our many Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses, will be offered a pay incentive if they are employed in partner schools. This means that you could potentially start higher on the pay scale.
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 3 years’ work experience and 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.
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.
Clacton County High School, Colne Community College, Stanway School, Harwich and Dovercourt High School, Philip Morant School and St Helena.
We also have close links with other Colchester schools through the Sigma Trust, which also means that second placements are possible in a wide range of educational settings.
- 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.