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Are you interested in training to become a primary school teacher?

Our school is part of a growing number of schools that is leading the way for innovative, school led teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers for our school. Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the best outcomes for the students at [Insert school name] That is why we have invested so much in creating the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership which has already trained and placed 42 students in Thurrock schools with 15 more to start their teaching careers in September 2018.

We have vacancies in our salaried and PGCE routes to start training in September 2019 and the partnership would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher or who know someone who is. We are looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential.

We’d love for you to come and have a chat with our partnership’s ITE manager, Andrea Parfett who can be contacted at a.parfett@dptsa.org.uk. about the training opportunities we provide. We can also provide you with support and guidance on your UCAS application. Our partnership offers a school experience programme if you just want a taster of what teaching could be like.

For more information go to our website www.teachthurrock.org.uk or contact Andrea Parfett via her email or at Dilkes Academy, the lead school in the partnership.


We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership was formed by 14 schools in the Thurrock area in 2012.   Acknowledging that working together on a shared vision of Initial Teacher Training would produce outstanding teachers of the future, the headteachers devised an innovative training programme, in collaboration with the DFE’s Schools Direct initiative.

The Partnership (validated by Institute of Education) is delivered by experienced lecturers at the university, by headteachers and outstanding teachers in the Partnership's purpose-built training room.


The training programme is supported by Dilkes Academy, which was awarded the prestigious status of National Teaching School in March 2013.  This accreditation is given to outstanding schools, to provide a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers.  The Teaching School's Initial Teaching in Education programmes are delivered in partnership with the collaboration of primary schools and the IOE.


In this capacity Dilkes Primary Teaching School manages the Initial Teacher Training Programme for Teach Thurrock. This unique research-based teaching approach ensures that our trainees are already working towards being outstanding teachers of the future and we already have 11 newly qualified teachers who are on their first steps towards this vision.  


For more information go to www.teachthurrock.org.uk