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.

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.

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.

Stewart Haines

Course Tutor

Stewart Haines is one of MEITT's Course Tutors. He is a Science teacher and has previously held the roles of Assistant Curriculum Leader for Science and Assistant Professional Tutor at Clacton Coastal Academy.

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 Ashley Brett

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Greenwich

Ashley Brett is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich. He has worked within the Primary and Early Years Foundation Stage education sector for 25 years, as a primary school teacher, an education consultant for a local authority and as a deputy head teacher.

Mid Essex ITT

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