Initial Teacher Training

Are you thinking about teaching as a career?

If so, then Beauchamps High School runs a high quality, successful ITT programme as part of the Schools Direct and SCITT Programme in collaboration with Billericay Educational Consortium -

Beauchamps High School has been a graduate trainer for the last seven years and so far has a 100% success record that has enabled 45 candidates to successfully complete the ITT programme. Seventy five percent of these trainees have been employed by the school and have gone on to start our Newly Qualified Teacher programme.
We are looking to offer the following places for September 2015 – 2016 - Maths, English, Computing, Science, History, Geography, French and Business.

Applications are made through the UCAS web portal

Applications are now open with interviews taking place at the end of January 2016. Further applications are welcome after this date with interviews due at the end of March.

** Please Note: the easiest way to search for Beauchamps High School placements is to type in Wickford Church of England School into the search box.

ALL references MUST be uploaded to UCAS before any applications can be seen.
Candidates are required to have a degree in the subject they wish to teach or at least 50% of that subject. In addition you must pass your English and Maths skills test before the start of the course in July.
If you are interested in the Schools Direct Programme then please contact Miss Farrar at for advice on how to apply and which course would be suitable.
We are also part of the Government’s School Experience Programme which allows postgraduate and undergraduate students to gain an insight of what teaching is like.


In 2015 I began my teacher training with the Maths team at Beauchamps. I chose to train here as I had heard great things about the school and had seen their Ofsted outstanding rating. The whole team were really welcoming and supportive and I knew I was learning the best practices from outstanding teachers in my department. I am currently in my NQT year and I am still receiving amazing support from my department and mentors when I need it, and I have been made to feel like a valued member of the team.

I started teacher training in 2016 but before I started I volunteered at two different schools - one of them was Beauchamps. The amount of support given to trainees and NQTs, as well as the friendliness of the Maths department  impressed me so much that I asked to be placed for my training here,and I have never regretted it. I couldn't have chosen better, as my mentors have been outstanding, always willing to help despite having a lot of other responsibilities. The Head of Maths is the kindest 'boss' I have ever had and he tried hard to accommodate my wishes to teach A level lessons. I look forward to starting my NQT year at Beauchamps in September and teach alongside my colleagues who have now become my friends.