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Essex Primary SCITT

Our accredited provider is Essex Primary SCITT, which was recognised as ‘outstanding’ in all categories by Ofsted in November 2017.

Ofsted reported the following key strengths of our primary partnership:

Headteachers of local schools are keen to employ trainees from Essex Primary SCITT because of the reputation it has rightly established for producing very well trained teachers.

Trainees are very positive about the quality of central training days.

The central trainers are a real strength of the partnership.

School based training is consistently high quality.

All trainees are NQTs met by inspectors or responding to questionnaires would recommend the course.  Typical of their was one trainee who said ‘the best thing that I have done in my life’.

Essex Primary SCITT is the accredited provider for the School Direct Programmes of the following Lead Schools:

  • Newlands Spring Primary School Academy Trust
  • Lyons Hall Primary School
  • Felsted and Stebbing Primary Schools

Please contact Fiona Willet: for further details or view the website at

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Tracy Goodway

Chelmsford Teaching Schools Alliance
Newlands Spring Primary School
Dickens Place
Newlands Spring
Essex CM1 4UU
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