About US


Strong levels of attainment by trainees and consistently high completion and employment rates good professional development opportunities for SCITT staff.


Centre-based training that has a very strong focus on effective behaviour management, which trainee and former trainees apply well, resulting in good learning behaviour for most pupils in their classes.


Highly committed school staff who contribute to a wide range of the SCITT training on both routes so that trainees benefit from best practice.

About FIPC

Teaching is an exciting and rewarding profession. Whether you are changing career or graduating from university, if you are looking for a career in teaching then Forest Independent Primary Collegiate (FIPC) could be a major factor in helping you to achieve that objective. The FIPC partnership schools lie within the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Enfield, Hertfordshire and the county of Essex. Their varied geographical backgrounds enable trainees to gain an understanding of schools serving both rural and urban communities. 

The taught element of the course takes place in the FIPC building on the Limes Farm Junior School site adjacent to Limes Farm Infant School, Limes Avenue in Chigwell, Essex IG7 5LP. This creates a community dedicated to teaching and learning. The FIPC is close to the three underground stations: Chigwell, Hainault and Grange Hill linked with local buses.

FIPC offers two routes into teaching, the SCITT PGCE route and the School Direct route. 

Our PGCE route is validated by Middlesex University which means that the programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex University PGCE award on successful completion. During the course you will have three placements at mainstream schools and one placement in a special school. 

The FIPC School Direct Programme has strong links with both the SCITT partnership schools as well as local schools in Essex and other neighbouring local authorities.

All our schools have a very high commitment to ITT in whatever form it may take. The Management Comminttee is very active and rigorous in reviewing current practise and seeking ways to improve what we have to offer. There is a supporting network of committees repesenting mentors, subject tutors and trainees. 

Forest Independent Primary Collegiate graduates year on year receive full employment. All trainees complete the year’s training and our surveys say that they feel competent and confident to start their first classrooms in the september.

“Quality Teacher Training”

Our Administrative staff

Below are staff to contact:

Dr Helen J Tyler

Dr H J Tyler is the Course Director at Forest Independent Primary Collegiate.

Linda Wheatley

Linda is the Course Administrator at Forest Independent Primary Collegiate.

Hazel Dorrington

Hazel is the Deputy Director at Forest Independent Primary Collegiate.

Linda Hollyman

Ms Hollyman is the Finance Officer at Forest Independent Primary Collegiate.

Tracy Kilkenny - Headteacher at Hazelwood School

Hazelwood Infant and Junior School is the lead school for Forest Independent Primary Collegiate.