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Welcome to Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training

Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training (Mid Essex ITT) is an outstanding school-based Initial Teacher Training scheme. This means that you will undertake most of your training within a local Essex school environment. We will train you to teach at secondary school level and, after successfully completing the course, you will be awarded QTS and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) accredited by Anglia Ruskin University. We offer both full--time and part-time options.

We have more than 27 years' experience of teacher training and more than 800 teachers have trained with us during that time. We are unique in that all our training is run by experienced, practising teachers. We are based at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form and we have links with more than 20 secondary schools around Essex. 

Mid Essex ITT was recognised as Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in October 2017.

Recruitment: September 2023

For our September 2023 intake, we have space for 60 trainee teachers. Would you like to be one of them?

If you would like to find out more please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call the office to speak to one of our friendly team on 01376 556 398, or download our comprehensive brochure, which you can find below. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your applications.


Mid Essex was last inspected by HM Ofsted Inspectorate in October 2017 and was graded as Outstanding.

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If you'd like to find out more about training to become a secondary school teacher, download our most recent brochure here.

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Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, Notley Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 1WY
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