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Thurrock is a fantastic place to train to become a qualified teacher, allowing you to develop your career as well as lead a fulfilling life outside of work.

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. Colleagues across the area share networks of learning that are invaluable.

In Thurrock over 96% of schools are good or outstanding. Thurrock secondary schools 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.

Thurrock offers fantastic future job prospects. £100 million will be invested in the borough’s schools including building two new secondary schools and improving Treetops Special Free School. 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. Thurrock therefore offers significant opportunity for rapid career development.

The borough also runs a thriving and varied range of professional development courses and identifies talented teachers at an early stage. This helps excellent NQTs progress quickly during the early stages of their career and provides established teachers with new skills and various pathways to leadership.

In this section you can find out more about the training courses on offer across Thurrock, the development opportunities available to all NQTs and the current vacancies available across the Borough.