Are you interested in a career in teaching?

The Thurrock Teaching School Alliance works closely with St Clere’s School to provide  ‘Outstanding’  initial teacher training provision across our partner schools.  The TES Institute ITT programme is a school-centered route, where trainees will be allocated a school within the Thurrock TSA ITT partnership, and supported by an experienced mentor.  All trainees will be able to experience a variety of phases of education within a diverse range of schools.  Your training will take place both within schools and online, and trainees will also receive support from highly experienced tutors from the TES Institute.

To apply for any of our places, please visit and search for St Clere’s School. (UCAS Code – 1CN)

Please contact us at the TTSA on 01375 486000 or email to register your interest for more information.

School Experience Placements

If you would like to visit a Thurrock school to gain an insight into school life and experience what teaching is like, please contact us at


Return to Teaching Programme

TTSA is offering a free programme for qualified teachers who have left the teaching profession. The programme offers a package of bespoke support to those wishing to return to the classroom. The range of support on offer will include a variety of training to update their knowledge of classroom practice, subject knowledge, and behaviour management and assessment frameworks, as well as other current education initiatives.

Teachers may have taken a break from the profession for many different reasons, perhaps to work in industry, to bring up children, or to take up other caring responsibilities. Those teachers who choose to return to the profession can bring with them new skills and experiences from their time away that can be invaluable to schools. This programme aims to encourage more people to return to the classroom with the skills and experience necessary to ensure every child receives a good education. The initiative, which is funded by the Department for Education, is focused on attracting returners who can teach or retrain in the EBacc subjects. These are English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, physics and computer science), languages, history and geography.

Qualified teachers eligible for the programme are classed as those who have qualified teacher status (QTS) who are not newly qualified and not currently holding permanent or fixed-term posts in English schools or colleges (state-funded or independent). This includes people who, after acquiring QTS, chose not to join the teaching profession but now wish to do so. Both full and part-time positions will be on offer following successful completion of the programme.

If you are interested in applying for the programme, please get in touch with Maria Stevens on 01375 486000 ext 457 or at