Teacher Training

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Why train with the Thurrock Teaching Schools Alliance?

Our Alliance has fully trained and experienced Mentors in all subjects who are given time to support the trainees, whatever the route, into teacher training. There is a dedicated programme of Professional Studies, which is delivered by experienced colleagues each Monday, enhancing trainees’ theoretical knowledge and enabling them to put this knowledge into practice.

St Clere’s has been a very successful Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider since 2004 and has an excellent success record that has enabled many candidates to successfully complete the ITT programme with all trainees being good or outstanding.  A large number of these trainees have been employed by the school and have gone on to start our Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) programme.

Led by experienced staff

The Alliance is able to call on the experience of a number of staff who work across Essex schools to raise attainment and levels of learning and teaching. This includes Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs).

School Direct – Secondary & Primary Education

St Clere’s School acts as a lead school for the Partnership for the School Direct Programme and trainees are recruited and placed in other secondary schools across Thurrock and Basildon. 'Tes institute' will award Qualified Teacher Status and will award a PGCE (the latter will be accredited through Tes Institute’s partnership with UEL).

Routes and recruitment:

Through our Partnership with Tes Institute we offer both the Salaried and Fee funded training route. Depending on the subject you wish to teach, the level of your degree qualification and whether you meet the eligibility criteria, you may be eligible to receive a tax-free ITT training bursary from the DfE. On the part-time programme you’ll be eligible for the same bursaries, but they’ll be paid over the longer period of the programme.

https://www.tes.com/institute/school-direct-itt-programme

If you decide that you would like to train with our Partnership  please follow this  link: https://find-postgraduate-teacher-training.education.gov.uk and enter TTSA (St Clere's ) 1CN and our available courses will be shown.

If you are interested in training with our Partnership, please email j.mace.scs@osborne.coop

Useful Links:

Tes Institute - Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Secondary Schools in our partnership:

  • St Clere’s School (Alliance lead school for ITT)
  • Brentwood County High School
  • William Edwards 
  • The Gateway School
  • Thames Park
  • Grays Convent High School for Girls
  • Hathaway Academy
  • Ormiston Park Academy
  • Marshalls Park
  • Hornchurch High

Primary Schools in our partnership:

  • Deneholm Primary
  • Chadwell St Mary Primary
  • East Tilbury Primary
  • Horndon-on-the-Hill Primary
  • Stanford-Le-Hope Primary 
  • Stifford Clays Primary 
  • Thameside Primary 
  • Arthur Bugler Primary
  • Little Thurrock