Teacher Training With Essex School Direct

Our Programmes

Find out about the wide range of programmes that we have to offer.


We offer a range of information events from Open Evenings, Coffee Mornings and Virtual Meetings.

Apply to train with us - application cycle opens 13th October!

Apply to start your journey to becoming a teacher with Essex School Direct.

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 as a partnership with 24 other schools in West Essex, Harlow, Chelmsford and Havering to provide both primary and secondary initial teacher training.

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. 

Committed To Working Together

All our partnership schools are committed to working together through the School Direct programme with our provider Tes Institute to offer the very best of school-based teacher training programmes. 


Face-To-Face Studies

Our programme will seek to maximise time spent in the classroom by ensuring that the face-to-face professional studies programme is of the highest quality and delivered within our locality. 

Achieve Your Full Potential

We are committed to attracting, training and developing both graduates and career changers to enable all schools within our area to reach the same level of excellence and quality of provision thus ensuring that all our trainees achieve their full potential.

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.

Dear trainees and NQTs...you’ve made it through your first half term! Be as proud of yourselves as we are of you. Have a very well deserved rest pic.twitter.com/dkOdbtn8zz

Don't Just Take Our Word For it

Student Testimonials

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