If you would like to join a profession which will engage you in the most challenging and interesting way with the clear worth and the moral objective of educating the future of our locality, Essex School Direct will provide the very highest opportunity to be an outstanding teacher and the greatest likelihood of employment.
The Lead School, Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, Essex, is a school whose children achieve exceptional results.
Essex School Direct has a long tradition of successful teacher training and we were centrally involved in the ‘pilot’ year 2012-13 when the Government launched the programme. We have 50 trainees on the 2022-2023 secondary programme; in addition to this, we have 5 trainees on the primary course.
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.
There are over 20 schools in our Partnership, all judged to be ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The Partnership has been in existence for over 7 years, which ensures that cooperation between the schools is established and is one of its strengths.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) is provided online for many training subjects as part of the course delivery. Several days are spent in a local primary school in order to experience KS2 teaching; in addition, there will be visits to a Special School (Special Educational Needs), a hearing-impaired unit and also to a school to experience teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language.
Each trainee will record evidence to meet the teaching standards and all supporting reports and documentation via the TES Institute Learning Environment and will have access to their library to research the 3 assignments through this facility.
For successful applicants, there will be an induction day in July after which you will start at your own school on the first day of the Autumn Term (having spent some time visiting to get to know the staff, school and its routines).
You will be treated as a member of staff, attend staff meetings and all development training days. All of the Mentors have been trained in mentoring/coaching skills and will be effective classroom observers with feedback skills.