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Teacher Training

Thinking about training to be a teacher….

At East Bergholt High School we are committed to providing trainee teachers with numerous varied and exciting opportunities as part of their training, as well as developing their understanding of how social and emotional well-being affects children’s learning. We believe this is crucial in equipping the next generation of teachers with the skills they need to embark upon a career that will span until the middle of the twenty first century. We have much to offer; as a staff we are dedicated to providing an outstanding and creative education for all children in our care. This commitment means we are well placed to offer high quality training, guidance and support to all Trainees who we are fortunate to work with. Involvement in ITT is a two-way process. Both the school and the Trainees have much to gain from each other.

Click here to read our ITT Policy.

As part of our commitment to teacher training, we currently accept trainees from three local providers.  Below is information on each provider.

North Essex Teacher Training (NETT)

Do you want to …

• encourage children to dream big?
• live with a deep sense of purpose?
• be a lifelong learner?
• inspire generations of change?
• ignite the spark of learning?
• explore your creativity?
• prove that one person can make a difference?
• motivate others by your example?
• have a different experience every day?
• love what you do? 

We offer an 11-16 PGCE programme, with post 16 enhancement, in conjunction with North Essex Teacher Training (NETT) as our provider.

NETT is a centre for core SCITT and School Direct Training Programmes in Colchester and the surrounding areas.

All programmes give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The NETT Post Graduate Certificate in Education now offers 60 masters credits integrated into the course. This is built in as standard on non salaried courses and is an additional option for salaried courses.

For more information please contact North Essex Teacher Training on 01255 431949 or via email:

Or visit the NETT website by clicking here 

Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teacher Training (SNITT)

Suffolk and Norfolk School Centre Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is the largest SCITT in the country and is a dynamic, high- quality teacher training provider.

In partnership with the University of Suffolk, Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT offer Qualified Teacher Status. Postgraduate Certificate in Education and 60 Masters level credits upon successful completion of any of their secondary teacher training courses. Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT offer full-time (1 year) Tuition and Salaried routes into teaching as well as the option of part-time training over two years in many subjects.

The training you will receive with Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT is largely based in partnership schools, like East Bergholt, working alongside experienced classroom practitioners. This practical experience is also combined with the training delivered by Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT on a wide range of educational topics so you are well prepared, once qualified, to become a confident and resilient member of the teaching profession.

Please visit for further information about their training programmes; how to gain school experience and make an application as well as dates for their recruitment information evenings where you can meet the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT Team.


University of East Anglia

The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the top teacher training institutions in England.  Our PGCE Primary and Secondary Teacher Training Programmes have been developed in close partnership with Schools across Norfolk and Suffolk and are offered through both School Direct and Provider-led routes.  We Will provide you with the academic, professional and personal skills and competencies needed to enable you to achieve the best from your future pupils.

You can visit the website by clicking here.