Train To Teach

Train To Teach

Teacher Training applications starting in September 2024

Saffron Teaching School Hub is a Lead Partner for three accredited teacher training providers offering early years, primary and secondary training routes in a range of teacher training hubs in different school locations across Essex, Cambridge, and West Suffolk.

Applications for teacher training (starting in September 2024) are now open.

Initial Teacher Training with Saffron Teaching School Hub

Saffron Teaching School Hub is proud to work in collaboration with three well established teacher training providers with outstanding Ofsted inspection gradings, high quality school placements and committed and professional mentors. We are a Lead Partner with:

  • Cambridge Training School Network (CTSN SCITT), incorporating Essex Primary SCITT
  • Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training
  • West Essex SCITT

Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner will recruit, train, and retain excellent candidates into teaching to meet the educational needs of the area. Trainee teachers will undertake most of their training within a school environment in one of our supportive and well-established school partners with a training day each week led by our experienced facilitators to learn the theory of teaching. Trainees can also undertake a PGCE alongside their QTS Teacher Training course, and in some courses, we can offer flexible training routes to support those returning to work or pursuing a career change.

Saffron Teaching School Hub is one of 87 Teaching School Hubs in the country designated by the Department for Education to delivery high quality teacher training and development. We are committed to training throughout a teachers’ career and have an excellent reputation for delivery such as through the Early Career Programme for teachers in their first two years of teaching and National Professional Qualifications for teachers ready to take the next step in their career or develop their skills further. This puts us in an excellent position to lead teacher training and support you throughout your career.

How do I apply for Initial Teacher Training with Saffron Teaching School Hub?

Applications for teacher training (starting in September 2024) are now open.

All applications for teacher training happen through the Department for Education's Apply for Teacher Training service.

On DfE Apply, you can search for Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner and apply for teacher training places in either Primary or Secondary routes through our three accredited providers.

Click on the links below for details of how to apply for courses with:

We find the best way to support candidates applying is to talk to them directly and find out their unique circumstances. We pride ourselves on our personal service.

To arrange a phone conversation or meeting to discuss your situation, please contact us.

Further information about training to teach

Please use the menu on the left or the links below to find out more about:

Upcoming Train to Teach events

Event name & date Time Phase Venue Details & booking link Training provider

One-to-One Teacher Training Advice with Mid Essex ITT

Book a date & time of your choice Secondary Online Book your appointment here

27 March 2024

Coffee and Chat Train to Teach information session

14:00 - 15:00 Primary and Secondary Online

Find out more and book your place here

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Department for Education 'Get into Teaching' events

On the DfE's 'Get into Teaching' events page you can find listings of two types of free events:

  • DfE Get Into Teaching events where you can talk to expert advisers, a range of local training providers and experienced teachers
  • Training provider events where specific teacher training providers will talk about the courses they offer

DfE 'Get into Teaching' events page: