Work experience:

Work experience is a key aspect to any teacher training application. We are happy to host people who want to enrich their application or even to see if teaching is for them.

Contact us using the email address and add ‘teacher training’ in the subject box. Give us some details about the subjects you are interested in and your background and we’ll be in touch.

To view current vacancies within our Academy, please visit the below link.


To view vacancies across the Group, please visit the below link.

AET vacancies

Each of the academies within AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

Exciting opportunities to train to teach

from September 2019!

Teacher Training:

We are delighted to share that we have availability to train in the following subjects from September 2019:

2YXW - Art and Design

2Z28 - Chemistry

2Z2C - Design and Technology

2Z2F - English

2Z2H - Geography

272Y - MFL

2734 - PE

2Z2Z- Physics

All Schools Direct unsalaried:

We offer these places through Essex Teacher training - please see the website - for more details. (To apply for a place you will need to use UCAS and use the codes above, and ‘C’ for Clacton Coastal Academy - you will then be invited to an interview in school.)

This involves being placed with us for the majority of your training, other than a six week placement in another school. (You would have around one day out a week at Essex getting additional training). The great thing about this is it gives you a chance to really get to know the students, staff and school in which you are working. We offer a fantastic range on in house support and training, and our trainees go on to find successful employment, either with us or within other schools.

You have access to an in school mentor and an external mentor (linked to you by Essex) and also the support of other members of staff within your department and those who are also training in the Academy.

We are also lucky enough to work with NETT - please see website for more details - and offer both first and second placements with them. Again, you have access to our in school training, an in school and external mentor, and training days from NETT.

Volunteering/Work Experience:

We always happy to support with work experience or volunteering opportunities - if you want to find out if teaching is for you, it might be the perfect way to find out!! If you can offer a day a week, or you want to come in for a day or two to see what it is really like then send an email to the address below, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you within the department you would like to see.

For all queries relating to teacher training or volunteering please use:

In the subject field please add either ‘Teacher Training Query’ or ‘Volunteering Query’ so it can be directed to the right person.