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How do I apply?

Applicants apply through the DFE’s new teacher training website.  Apply 1 has already opened. 


The DFE site has proven challenging so listed below are the ways to find the Teach Thurrock Primary Partnership:

Course Title: L486 

The interview will consist of two sections.  A bursary Teaching Task and an interview

  • The Teaching Task; candidates will be asked to teach a group of 6 children.  The task will be linked to English and will show the candidate's potential to teach whole class.  

The interview (Section 2) 

  • A short written task
  • Discussion of an research article
  • An interview with a panel of head teachers from the partnership which this year is done remotely via Teams

Once the interview process has been completed and offer will the placed on the DFE site within 24 hours.


Once candidates have received all three offers per the DFE guidelines they are allowed 10 working days to accept and Teach Thurrock abides by these conditions so whilst we do keep in contact with candidates we do not push for an acceptance. 


Successful candidates will begin the training programme full time in September 2024 once they have ensured that they have carried out any conditions of their offer (may be 10 days’ experience in a primary school) 


Applicants who need to gain 10 days’ experience in a primary school may be eligible to take part in Teach Thurrock's Primary Experience Programme (TTPEP).  For more information, contact Andrea Parfett at Dilkes Academy.



Graduates of this course can pursue a teaching career in primary schools. 

Employment rates are outstanding and have consistently been well above national and London averages year-on-year

Will I have work placement?

You will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in two primary schools, with intensive training placements for an additional four weeks where you will focus on core elements of practice. This will be an integral part of your study and provides the context in which you can develop your professional skills, knowledge and understanding. 

There will also be further opportunities to engage in school-based training in a range of specialist schools and educational contexts.

Employability Services

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career. 

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops. 

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course. 

We hold an Employability Fair which is attended by Partnership schools

Student Support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre. 

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics.

Department Support

During the course, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support your studies. Your tutor will be on hand to offer both personal career and academic guidance. Individual support and designated workshops are tailored to meet the needs of each of our individual students in order to ensure high quality outcomes.