Sophie Allchin


Sophie has worked for Mid Essex ITT since 2014 when she was appointed as the Marketing, Recruitment and Adminstration Officer, a newly-created role to help boost the number of trainee teachers in local schools. After graduating in Psychology from University College London, Sophie went on to work in a number of student support roles. She was the Co-ordinator of London Nightline, a telephone helpline for students, for two years, and went on to chair the National Nightline Association.  

Keith Ferguson

Course Tutor

Keith Ferguson has been teaching at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form since 1997. He has held a number of different roles over this time. In 2001 he became Head of Year and maintained this role until 2008. He then became an Advanced Skills Teacher in ICT and worked across Essex providing support for a variety of different schools.  

Steve Fox

Course Tutor

Steve is an experienced senior leader and has worked in a number of Essex schools for the past 17 years.  He has a keen interest in teacher training and supporting new teachers within the profession.

Fiona Lane

Course Tutor

Fiona Lane is one of MEITT's Course Tutors. She is an English and Literacy Advanced Skills Teacher and Specialist Leader of Education in Initial Teacher Training. 

Holly Sutton

Course Tutor

Holly Sutton has been teaching at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form since 2007. During this time, Holly has fulfilled a range of roles and responsibilities.

Ciara Beazley

Senior Course Administrator

Ciara joined MEITT in September 2019 as a course administrator, and provides invaluable support to the academic team and to trainees.

Julie Rickards

Course Administrator

Julie Rickards joined MEITT as a part-time course administrator in September 2020, working alongside Ciara to support the MEITT team of Course Tutors, Programme Manager and Director.

Dr Robert Morgan

Department of Teacher Education, University of Greenwich

Dr Robert Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Greenwich.  Robert is a qualified primary school teacher and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Mid Essex ITT

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