Benfleet Teaching School Alliance

How about a career in teaching? If you want to teach, speak to us!

  • We are committed to Teacher Training and work with a large group of schools ensuring training experiences are vast and varied drawing an a wealth of experience. All School Direct places for training September 2014-15 are through Billericay Educational Consortium (BEC), our Accrediting Provider.
  • Please click on the link to view programme details and further information Www.Billericayscitt.Com. All applications are processed through the UCAS Apply for Teacher Training portal
  • The Cornelius Vermuyden 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 (formerly Hibernia College UK)

The following Teacher Training opportunities are available starting from September 2017 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
  • English
  • Design and Technology
  • Science - Physics, Biology and Chemistry
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Computing
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Primary (All Key Stages)

 Applicants must have a relevant degree, preferably 2:1 or above and English and Mathematics GCSE at C 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 

The application process is clearly described through the short videos on the UCAS website

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:

For more information about the various routes into teaching through the Benfleet Teaching School Alliance please contact: (Denice Halpin – Deputy Headteacher)

 We look forward to hearing from you.

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

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This booklet provides you with some key information regarding the schools educational philosophy, core values and ethos. Furthermore, it provides details of the latest Ofsted report (May 2015), faculty/subject information and details of some of the latest examination results.

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National association of
Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships" and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school's work with its high achieving pupils.

However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a 'growth mindset' at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.

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