Teacher Training With Essex School Direct

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Testimonials from trainees

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Welcome to Essex School Direct

A Proud History of Successful Teacher Training

With Essex School Direct you will be in safe hands. We are a highly experienced provider with a long tradition of successful teacher training.

24 Partner Schools

Based at our Lead School, Davenant Foundation School in Loughton (Essex), we work in partnership with 24 other schools in West Essex, Harlow, Herts, Chelmsford and Havering to provide both primary and secondary initial teacher training.

Rated 'Good' in our latest Ofsted inspection - July 2022

"Across the partnership, collaborative working is strong."

"Trainees, school-based mentors and school leaders ‘hold the programme in high regard’."

Read more about our partnership

Achieve Your Full Potential

Our successful programme is reflected in the positive feedback from our learners. Read our testimonials to see what people have said about training with us!

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TES Institute Partnership

We provide a very special, school based training experience in partnership with Tes Institute, who have a reputation for innovative on-line learning materials, especially in shortage subjects, with its Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses. 

Top class outcomes

Our completion rate is an average of 97% - well above the normal outcome for Initial Teacher Training programmes.

Our 2021-22 cohort saw 89% of trainees finding teaching jobs before the end of the course; even more impressive, 74% of these were in partnership schools, which shows the strength of our network.

Get Into Teaching

Every day you’ll get the chance to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back – making sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed.

Tomorrow! Our virtual event on how to #getintoteaching with us & @Tes_Institute - 21 Feb, 7.30pm. Hear from current & past trainees & our teacher training experts! Sign up: ow.ly/YSX350MEvm5 #traintoteach #essex #harlow #havering #chelmsford #careerchange @Tesforteachers pic.twitter.com/M6CYxggxVh

Don't Just Take Our Word For it

Student Testimonials

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