Contact Us

Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
Welcome to Davenant Teacher training


**The application cycle for next September (2020) opens on Tuesday 8th October. For more information about making an application, visit our 'How to Apply' page.**

**We are holding three events in October - in West Essex, Harlow and Chelmsford - for those interested in finding out about their best route into teacher training. Visit our
Upcoming Events page for more information and to register your attendance.**

The West Essex School Direct Partnership provides a very special, school-based initial teacher training experience in partnership with Tes Institute, who have a reputation for innovative, online learning.

We are based at the lead school, Davenant Foundation School (Loughton, Essex), and work as a partnership with 18+ other schools in West Essex, Harlow and Chelmsford to provide both secondary and primary initial teacher training.

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. 

The West Essex School Direct Partnership 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.






“The School Direct training route gave me the opportunity to learn how to teach in a nurturing and supportive environment where I was allowed to flourish. I was able to experience different schools on placement and had a wide variety of training in different subjects that helped me to become a well-rounded teacher. It was a tough year that I will never forget but it was well worth all of the late nights and hard work. I wouldn’t change it because now I am doing what I have always dreamed of." 
Eleni - RE trainee, now teacher

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