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In 2014, St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School was awarded Teaching School status with the aim of bringing schools together to help improve children’s learning through shared practice and professional development.

In partnership with a number of local schools, we have established ourselves as 

Priory Street Teaching School Alliance’. 

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Initial Teacher Training

The Alliance offers different routes into teaching in a Primary School. This year we have 13 trainees placed across Essex. 


Continuous Professional Development

We will be developing courses over the year to enhance teaching and learning.  See below for course details. 

School to School Support

The Alliance provides school to school support as and when required for both member schools as well as those schools outside the Alliance.  

Leadership Development

Professional leadership programmes run by the Alliance enable experienced teachers to develop their leadership skills. We have two SLEs in our school for literacy and assessment, and one in Mayflower Primary School (Harwich).

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All the schools in our Alliance contribute to the work of the Alliance in a variety of ways.

If you would like to be a part of this dynamic and growing Alliance, contact us at

Click on the schools below to direct you to their website.

Dedham Primary School

Queen Boudica Primary School

St Clare's Catholic Primary School

Friar's Grove Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Maldon Court Preparatory School

St Benedict's Catholic College

St James' C of E Primary School

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

St Pius X Catholic Primary School

OLI Catholic Primary School

Camulos Academy


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Essex Teacher Training
SLE Application Form

SLE's Available

SLE's are currently available in the following areas:

 ~ Assessment ~

~ Literacy ~

~ Phonics ~

~ SEN Support ~

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Get Into Teaching

(Information for trainees)


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