Essex occupies a unique position between London and the rich agricultural lands of East Anglia. On the eastern side of England, the county has a place in the early history of Britain from the time of the Roman invasion. Colchester is the oldest recorded town in Britain. The countryside is as diverse as can be found anywhere, vast areas of farmland and forest contrast with centres of thriving industry, historic towns and bustling modern communities.
Essex welcomes highly qualified, enthusiastic and committed teachers to work in all phases of education to join our dedicated teaching force of 6,000 teachers.
Essex is a diverse county providing a wide range of educational opportunities to young people and adults in over 570 establishments in a variety of geographical settings. As a local education authority we have a commitment to the vision that `every learner is entitled to a curriculum rich and varied, which enables every individual to fulfil her or his potential to the highest possible standard; so that all for the benefit of all, are able to shape their destinies and create a better world.`