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Initial teacher training

If you would like to join the best profession in the world, not to mention the best school from miles around?  Then just read on.  We are more than happy to meet anyone interested in joining us on our Woodlands journey.


Train to be an outstanding Primary or Secondary teacher with Benfleet Team Supporting All.

Our subjects:




Science – Physics, Chemistry , Biology



Modern Foreign Languages

Computer Science

Business Studies

Physical Education

Physical Education with EBACC 

Design and Technology



Religious Education

Art & Design



Teacher Training Opportunities

Woodlands School in partnership with The Benfleet Teaching School Alliance has an excellent reputation for Teacher Training. We work in partnership with local schools and TES Institute.

The following Teacher Training opportunities are available starting from September 2020 through the School Direct route. Whilst specific training places have been loosely attached to certain schools, there is flexibility in this depending on the association that individual candidates have with particular schools.

Candidates are therefore required to be flexible about their placements but we would encourage you to state your preference when submitting your application.

We always ensure that all training will be of the highest quality, regardless of the host school.

  • Mathematics
  • Design and Technology
  • Science – Physics and Chemistry, Biology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and Design
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Primary
  • Computer Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Religious Education

Applicants must have a relevant degree, 2:2 or above and English and Mathematics GCSE at C/4 or above. Primary also require GCSE Science.

Further details about eligibility can be found on the DFE website –

Or on the Benfleet Teaching School Website at

To apply for postgraduate teacher training visit –

Our courses can be found by entering Benfleet Teaching School Alliance into the search area

We are part of the School Experience Programme which provides opportunities for potential trainees to spend a few days in school to help decide if teaching is right for you. More details can be found on:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Woodlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record check.

If you have any queries about the various routes into teaching through Woodlands School or Benfleet Teaching School Alliance, please email