The Colchester Teacher Training Consortium is fully committed to the ideals and principles of School Centred Initial Teacher Training and has the personnel, resources and the will to make teacher training in Colchester schools a success. Our goal is to provide the very best Initial Teacher Training, and to equip our trainees with the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in Education. We endeavour to ensure this through celebrating the diversity of the consortium and promoting interdependence, providing high quality professional development for personnel in schools and developing a culture of professional self-evaluation.
The CTTC partnership was established 16 years ago and includes over 60 schools and colleges. Annually CTTC trains around 100 primary and secondary teachers. It has bases at Colchester County High School for Girls in Colchester, Stoke High School and Halifax Primary School in Ipswich.
The school centred programme allows trainees to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) inspiring “an infectious enthusiasm for teaching” (Ofsted Report Nov 2017) through a combination of taught sessions and practical on the job training in managing classes and planning lessons alongside colleagues in local schools.