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Career Opportunities

Current Vacancies

EPAT is committed to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS and barred list check.


EPAT offers a range of career opportunities. These include:

  • Graduate Internship Programme.
  • Initial Teacher Training.
  • Secondments and promotions.
  • High quality, nationally accredited CPD e.g. MSc, NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML, CSBM, OTP and ITP.

Each EPAT academy advertises positions on their respective websites.

Click here for the The Eastwood Academy website.

Click here for the  Bournemouth Park Academy website.

School Experience Opportunities

If you are interested in a career in teaching, EPAT offers Internships, School Experience Days and School Experience Programmes in all subjects.

Initial Teacher Training

EPAT has an excellent reputation and pedigree with regards to Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The Eastwood Academy was the Lead School in The Eastwood and Leigh Graduate Training Programme Partnership from 2000-2013 and is now a key strategic partner with a number of ITT providers e.g. Kings College, Greenwich University, Essex Teacher Training and Southend SCITT.

If you are interested in following an ITT route, EPAT is able to offer a wide variety of both salaried and non-salaried training opportunities.

Routes into Teaching

Guidance on ITT: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/initial-teacher-training

Get into teaching: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/?gclid=CL_7o-PQvs8CFUefGwodKOQCMA

Routes in teaching: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-study/teacher-training/routes-into-teaching

Contact Us

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Eastwood Park Academy Trust

The Eastwood Academy is the Lead School in The Eastwood Park Academy Trust (EPAT). In conjunction with Essex Teacher Training, we provide trainee teacher positions across a local network of schools in the Southend area.  

The following schools work within our partnership:

  • The Eastwood Academy.
  • Bournemouth Park.
  • Leigh North Primary.
  • Kingsdown Primary.
  • Thorpedene Primary.

We currently have positions available for salaried and fee-paying trainees - bursaries up to £30,00, in both secondary and primary sector.

Applications need to be made through UCAS (www.ucas.com).

You must meet the following requirements prior to application:

  • A degree at 2:2 or above.
  • At least a GCSE level C or above in English and Maths (and Science if Primary).
  • Proven experience of working with children.

UCAS CODE 2G1 - The Eastwood Park Academy Trust (EPAT)

For further information please contact: 

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