Essex School Direct provides 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.
Our unsalaried School Direct programmes are accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and they provide a blend of online learning and in-school experience leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an option to add a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
The PGCE is accredited by our partner University and is subject to annual review.
Essex School Direct Primary training programmes are run through two Partnerships. The Passmores Cooperative Learning Community (PCLC) in Harlow and the Chelmsford Learning Partnership (CLP), a multi-academy trust based in Springfield, Chelmsford. The schools within both PCLC and CLP believe that teaching is an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. Their vision is to offer the highest standard of education for all, both in the local communities and beyond.
In Harlow, our Primary training programme centres around several schools, including Purford Green Primary School, Potter Street Academy and The Downs Primary School. In Chelmsford, our training programme centres around Barnes Farm Infant School, Barnes Farm Junior School, The Beaulieu Park School, Perryfields Infant School and The Tyrrells School.
Both towns of Harlow and Chelmsford have excellent transport links via road and rail, and are accessible to London and Cambridge within 45 mins. Most candidates who train with us are local but because of good transport links in both areas, we have had numerous applicants from the wider West and Mid Essex areas and Hertfordshire.