Our Partners

Farlingaye & Kesgrave Teaching School Alliance

EAST SCITT exists because of the expertise and relationships created, established and strengthened in the world of initial teacher training.  F&KTSA, has been a lead school, for initial teacher training for local providers for many years, and has built up an excellent reputation for supporting potential trainee teachers from the point of considering a career as a teacher, to developing in to a leadership role within schools in Suffolk.

East Anglian Schools Trust

The legal entity for EAST SCITT is East Anglian Schools Trust (EAST). A Multi-Academy Trust, established in September 2019 is currently responsible for three high schools: Bungay High School; Farlingaye High School and Kesgrave High School, with the expectation local primary and secondary schools will join the trust shortly. The school centred initial teacher training provider (SCITT) was awarded accreditation by the Department of Education in July 2020. EAST are united by our principles and our commitment to working together to achieve excellence in education. Please visit the EAST website to find out more:

Children’s Endeavour Trust

EAST SCITT work closely in partnership with Children’s Endeavour Trust (CET), a community of seven primary schools across Suffolk. They have a proven track record of delivering high quality training and have the skills and expertise required to facilitate on all aspects of our primary programmes, evidenced by Springfield Junior School being awarded Teaching School Alliance status in 2012. They provide significant strategic support to EAST SCITT.

Ipswich Research School

Ipswich Research School (IRS), are part of the national framework of research school. EAST SCITT will use research and evidence informed practice to inform professional development and outcomes for children. Farlingaye & Kesgrave TSA, Springfield Junior TSA and West Ipswich TSA have partnered together to form IRS, to provide 0-19 system support in Ipswich and beyond.

Our Partner Schools

Our partnership of schools is constantly growing and expanding, we are proud to work with a number of schools in Suffolk and look forward to more schools joining our alliance in the future. These include, but are not limited to:


  • Abbot`s Hall Primary School
  • Bosmere Primary School
  • Broke Hall Primary School
  • Chilton Primary School
  • Combs Ford Primary School
  • Freeman Primary School
  • Rendlesham Primary School
  • St John's C of E Primary School
  • Springfield Junior School


  • Bungay High School
  • Chantry Academy
  • Copleston High School
  • Debenham C of E High School
  • Farlingaye High School
  • Ipswich Academy
  • Kesgrave High School
  • Northgate High School
  • Sir John Leman High School
  • Stowupland High School
  • Westbourne Academy

University of Buckingham

EAST SCITT has formed a partnership with University of Buckingham, in order to support the delivery of and accredit the PGCE element for our programmes. The university has been successfully training teachers through their own programmes since 2002. In the last few years, they have formed collaborative partnerships with SCITTs, such as ours, to award the PGCE to compliment the QTS award for teacher training.