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How do I apply?

You can search for teacher training courses using the Department for Education's search service. Click here to search for Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training.

You can also download a pdf of our most popular course codes.

All applications are made via DfE Apply and applications for courses starting in September 2023 are open now.

The deadline to apply is 30th June 2023, so we can process all applications, interview candidates and secure school placements prior to our July induction training.

All Mid Essex ITT School Direct places are attached to the local Teaching School Alliance and our “Lead School”. Therefore you will need to search for the following:

Training Course

Training Name

Training Code


Mid Essex ITT


School Direct Fee-Paying

Professional Learning Network (Lyons Hall) 
[accrediting provider Mid Essex ITT]


School Direct Salaried

Professional Learning Network (Lyons Hall) 
[accrediting provider Mid Essex ITT]


What are we looking for?

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and have a desire to share that with young people of all abilities in the secondary age range. You do not need to have prior experience of working in a school, although you might find it helpful to have spent some days in a school to check that this is the right career for you.


You will need to provide two references once an offer of a place on the course has been made. Click here for advice on preparing your application and who to choose as referees.

Personal Statement

Make sure you get the grammar, spelling and punctuation correct, and include the following:

  • Your reasons for wanting to train to become a teacher;
  • Evidence that you understand the rewards and challenges of teaching;
  • Details of your previous education and how you have benefitted from it;
  • Experience of teaching, such as visits to schools, classroom observation or working as a teaching assistant;
  • Any other work with young people, such as helping with a youth club, working at a summer camp or running a sports team;
  • The range of relevant abilities and skills you can bring to teaching, for example: practical experience; managing people, and working with or leading a team and communication skills; and 
  • Whether you’ve taken part in the School Experience Programme (SEP).