Practitioners in the CEYTSA have worked for the past 2 years in partnership with Essex Primary SCITT (School based Initial Teacher Training) at Newlands Primary School in Chelmsford. They have very successfully offered a range of ITT courses including the Early Years Teacher Status qualification. CEYTSA teachers have moderated the Chelmsford EYTS course in the past and this year have provided external mentors for the Chelmsford based course.
From September, CEYTSA are running a parallel course for practitioners who want to gain EYTS based locally in Cambridgeshire. The strong partnership of the two higher education establishments enables CEYTSA to gain accreditation from the Essex Primary SCITT, but deliver the ‘hands on’ elements of the course locally by tutors and practitioners from CEYTSA.