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The Thurrock Teaching School Alliance works collaboratively with our partners .


The Thurrock Teaching School Alliance was designated in the second cohort of Teaching Schools. It brings together schools from secondary, primary, alternative provision and special across Thurrock to develop dynamic and high quality training, ITT, research and school to support for all schools within and beyond the Thurrock borders. 

The Teaching School also collaborates with other Teaching Schools in Southend, Essex regionally and nationally. We work closely with other Teaching School Alliances, our Strategic Partners and local authority teams, to ensure that we can offer the highest quality provision for the very best value.

It is vitally important that organisations like ours work in partnership with other providers including the local authority, other Teaching Schools and schools, locally, regionally and nationally, and that we use these partnerships to help drive system wide improvement so that we can better the outcomes for every child in and out of Thurrock.


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Meet Our Partners

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Teaching in Thurrock

In Thurrock over 96% of schools are good or outstanding. Thurrock secondary schools, in particular, are incredibly high achieving and stand amongst the top 20% of English local authority areas. High quality teachers are needed to continue this improvement further.

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Thurrock Council

Located in the south of Essex, the small unitary education authority brings together a number of well established and highly regarded primary, secondary and special teaching schools across Thurrock to develop dynamic and high quality training to support all schools within and beyond the Thurrock borders.

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TES Institute

TES Institute is a leading provider of online courses and programmes with a particular focus on teacher training and development. We have a wealth of experience in the education sector and our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme is accredited by The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). We have recently been praised by Ofsted for the quality of our training across the partnership.

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Get into Teaching

Support and advice from the Department for Education. 



Apply through UCAS Teacher Training for postgraduate teacher training programmes in England and Wales, and track the progress of your application.

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Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Postgraduate study at ARU.  Tuition from over 700 leading experts ensures current knowledge.  We make it work for you with over 150 full-time courses and more than 85 part-time.  Our courses are designed to support your success. 


Institute of Education

Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).


Canterbury Christchurch University

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives.

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Chelmsford College

The college is a general Further Education college offering a variety of courses, both vocational and professional courses.  We work closely with the college to provide a higher Level 3 Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship programme.  

USP (Palmer's College) (SEEVIC)

USP Palmer’s College is a sixth form college for 16- to 19-year-olds in Thurrock, Essex, England. It offers a wide range of courses including A-levels, BTECs and Secretarial training.  We work closely with USP Palmer’s to provide the Preparing to Teach Taster Programme for year 12 and 13, this is an extra curricular introduction to teaching. 


Teaching Schools Council

The Teaching Schools Council (TSC) is developing, improving and changing education in English schools through a self-improving school-led system, so that all children attend a good school.

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Teaching Schools East

The Teaching Schools East sub region has specific responsibilities for local TSAs, workforce development including targeted support for aspiring headteachers and recently qualified teachers, as well as for school to school support.

Dilkes Primary Teaching School Alliance

The secondary school is an excellent 11 to 19 institution. Everyone in the building works hard to make sure that our students have the opportunity to thrive and enjoy a successful education.

Harris Teaching School Alliance

The secondary school is an excellent 11 to 19 institution. Everyone in the building works hard to make sure that our students have the opportunity to thrive and enjoy a successful education.

Teach Thurrock

Teach Thurrock an innovative one year primary school-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme through School Direct, in partnership with the Institute of Education.