Welcome to Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training

Mid Essex is a 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.

We have over 20 years of experience of teacher training and over 500 teachers have trained with us. 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 have links with over 20 secondary schools around Essex.  We work closely with a number of schools in Chelmsford (Chelmer Valley High School, Hylands School, Moulsham High School and The Sandon School), Brentwood (Brentwood County High School and Shenfield High School), Billericay (The Billericay School and Mayflower High School) as well as schools in Dunmow (Helena Romanes School), Hockley (Greensward Academy), Halstead (The Ramsey Academy) and Thundersley (The Deanes School). 

For our September 2017 intake, we have space for up to 60 trainee teachers, across 16 different subjects. Would you like to be one of them?

  • Book your place on a Mid-Essex taster day!

    Contact us today if you'd like the chance to experience firsthand what it is like to be a Mid-Essex teacher. During our taster day you'll have a chance to watch lessons, speak with students, sit in on some of our training with current trainees and ask them any questions you might have and meet the team of experienced teachers who'll deliver your training.

    Date: Thursday 8th December 2016, 8.45 am - 3.35 pm

    Where: Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form

    If you have a degree and the passion to teach, why not book your place today!

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01376 556398.

  • Invitation to LSA Cream Tea Events

    If you are interested in becoming a teacher and have experience working as an LSA, cover supervisor, TA or learning mentor, we'd like to invite you to our cream tea event hosted at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form on Monday 1st December 2016 at 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm.

    If you have a degree and are keen to take your skills mastered as an LSA in a different direction, why not train to teach? You could receive a tax- free bursary of up to £30,000 for some subjects. 

    Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • Seven TeachMeets and counting...

    Mid Essex ITT hosted its seventh TeachMeet last night at Hylands School in Chelmsford.  Over 40 teachers, NQTs and trainees attended to share ideas and enjoy the free pizza!

OfstedOfsted Graded Good

Mid Essex was last inspected by HM Ofsted inspectorate in July 2010 and was graded as “Good”.

From Twitter

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