SCITT – Teacher Training with TKAT

Teacher Training at Hylands

We work closely with two providers for teacher training; TKAT SCITT and Mid- Essex Initial Teacher Training (MEITT). We have an excellent range of support on offer for the teachers that train at Hylands. If you are interested in becoming a teacher please contact the providers directly using the links below.



The TKAT SCITT Teacher Training scheme is a highly successful school-based Initial Teacher Training programme which was judged as Good in all aspects by Ofsted in March 2022. Click here to read the full report.

Seven reasons to train with TKAT:

  1. University leaver or career-changer
    Here at TKAT, we welcome trainees from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience – be it recent graduates from university, or experienced professionals looking to change their career.
  2. Train in a variety of subjects
    With TKAT, you can train to teach in either Primary or Secondary schools. We offer a Primary (5-11) programme and Secondary (11-16) programme. You can train in a wide variety of subjects.
  3. Classroom-based training
    Trainees will work in school alongside good and outstanding teachers four days a week and attend a professional studies day one day a week at their allocated training hub.


    Whether you train through the TKAT School-Direct Salaried or Non-Salaried routes, you will have an opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status and work towards a PGCE qualification, delivered and assessed by Leeds Beckett University.

  4. Conveniently located regional training hubs
    We have regional secondary training hubs in Chichester, Essex and Kent. Primary trainees enjoy weekly training sessions at The Atkins Centre in Sidcup.
  5. Proven track record
    Our results speak for themselves. TKAT SCITT is a highly successful programme, judged as ‘Good in all aspects’ in our last Ofsted inspection (March 2022). Every year, an exceptionally high number of our trainees successfully complete their training.

Trainees were overwhelmingly positive about their training year and felt well prepared to start their first teaching post”  External Moderator July 2020

  1. Our caring support team will be there to guide you to success
    When we’ve asked for feedback from our trainees, we’ve been delighted to discover that our friendly central support team is rated as being a significant factor in their satisfaction with the programme – we proudly provide bespoke support tailored to your individual needs.
  2. You career can flourish at TKAT
    TKAT offers a full range of year-round training courses, workshops and learning days that will ensure your continued professional development. Every opportunity for career progression is available to you, from Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) to Headteacher.
Here is our TKAT SCITT brochure 



Teacher Training with Mid Essex ITT

Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training has been providing highly skilled teachers for local secondary schools for 20 years. Working out of its lead school, Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, Mid-Essex ITT works closely with 20 schools across the county including in Hylands School.

In October 2017, Mid Essex ITT was inspected by Ofsted and awarded the coveted ‘outstanding’ status in all categories, including leadership, quality of training and outcomes.


Mid Essex ITT offers a variety of different routes into teacher training:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE), accredited by the University of Greenwich
  • SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training)
  • School Direct (fee-paying or salaried)
  • Graduate Apprenticeships in teacher training
  • Assessment only

To find out more, visit the website or contact: Sophie Allchin 01376 556 398

Our offices are open Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. We will always endeavour to answer your queries and guide you through the teacher training process.



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