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Teaching

Lying on the southern tip of Essex and against the bank of the River Thames, Thurrock is an ideal place to build your teaching career and offers a great quality of life on your doorstep.

Whether you are taking your first position as an NQT, looking to take on extra responsibility, or you’re keen to become a middle or senior leader, Thurrock offers you the commitment and support to deliver your ambitions. Teachers in Thurrock will experience a wide range of school settings, from village schools to town centre academies, all within a 10 mile radius.

Thurrock’s education sector is a close-knit network, providing the opportunity to get to know other teachers both professionally and socially. Despite the majority of schools being academies, the local authority maintains a strong and close working relationship with all schools and is committed to continually improving standards for all its children.

High quality teachers are needed to continue the rapid improvement that Thurrock schools have achieved so far. Thurrock schools continue to improve and over 96% of schools are now judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted.

Also it is expected that by 2019 the borough will have several new schools and will require many additional primary and secondary school teachers and subsequently new leadership teams to support those schools.

In this section you can find out more about the individual schools, the development opportunities available to all teachers, and the current teaching vacancies in Thurrock.