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The Billericay School

Careers in Teaching

Is teaching for you?

Are you considering a career in teaching or want to know more about the best pathway into this rewarding career?

The Billericay School is a heavily oversubscribed comprehensive in Essex. We have direct links to the Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk Teacher Training (NESTT), as well as The Teaching School Alliance.

The Billericay School is renowned for the high standards of CPD it delivers as well as the collaborative and supportive ethos it promotes amongst staff.

School Experience

Billericay School is registered with the DFE School Experience Programme. This offers graduates, considering a career in teaching, the opportunity to spend up to 10 days gaining an insight into all aspects of secondary school life, including observing a variety of lessons in the subject(s) of choice. This programme will enhance applications for teacher training made through UCAS for the School Direct route into qualified teacher status (QTS).

Log on to the website below and book your initial day at Billericay School.



For a successful ECT, an Early Start scheme from the first week in July is available. This includes a daily rate for all days worked throughout July followed by payments across the summer holidays and a well-established induction package.


Although the name is new, Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk Teacher Training (NESTT) has been formed through a merger of Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT and BEC Teacher Training. Between us, we have over 50 years of experience in training teachers. We’ll still be delivering the same local, high quality, personalised training for which we are known. Alongside that, the new organisation will give us scope to develop an even wider range of courses to suit our trainees and our schools.

To find out more and book into a recruitment information event visit https://nestt.org.uk/

First-hand Accounts

The following articles were written by the very talented Mrs Jarrold, former Associate Assistant Headteacher and former Head of Languages at The Billericay School. They include real life accounts from some of our teachers on their journey into teaching: