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The Ongar Academy

Resilience, Respect, Integrity, Community.

Teacher Training

School Direct Initial Teacher Training Programme with Essex Schools Direct

At The Ongar Academy, we enjoy a successful partnership with Tes Global and Essex Schools Direct, who have a reputation for innovative, online learning.


We work as a partnership with 20 other schools in West Essex, Harlow, Chelmsford and Havering to provide both secondary and primary initial teacher training.  The training is based at Davenant Foundation School along with other schools through West Essex.


All of our partnership schools have made a commitment to work together through the School Direct programme with our provider Tes Institute  to offer the very best of school-based teacher training programmes. The programme will seek to maximise time spent in the classroom by ensuring that the face-to-face professional studies programme is of the highest quality and delivered within our locality.


Essex School Direct are committed to attracting, training and developing both graduates and career changers to enable all schools within our area to reach the same level of excellence and quality of provision thus ensuring that all our trainees achieve their full potential.



More information can be found here:

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937