The Department of Education accredits Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, operating as West Essex SCITT for the delivery of initial teacher training (ITT).
The West Essex SCITT Lead School for 2021/2022 is:
St John’s CE Primary School, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5RX
At Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, St John’s C of E Primary School and across our partnership schools, we believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. Our vision is to offer the highest standard of education for all, both in our local community and the wider area.
St John’s CE Primary School is a National Teaching School and is located in Buckhurst Hill, on the edge of Epping Forest, which is London’s largest open space of approximately 6,000 acres. The forest is of national and international conservation importance, with two thirds designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, providing a great place to work and live. St. John’s CE Primary School is close to Buckhurst Hill station on the Central Line with a 20 minute access to central London.
We pride ourselves on having a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and vision with the next generation of teachers.
Many of our School Direct trainees go on to secure full-time teaching positions within the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust.
Please visit the West Essex SCITT website, shown below, for more information: