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North East London and Essex hub

Brentwood School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3-18 with a history spanning almost 500 years.

With a commitment to academic excellence and a strong emphasis on holistic development, Brentwood School caters to a diverse student body. The School’s values of ‘Virtue, Learning and Manners’ foster a supportive learning environment, encouraging individual growth and promoting a sense of community among its pupils. With nearly 2,000 pupils on roll, Brentwood School is a prominent institution in the region, dedicated to providing quality education.

Why train in North East London? 

Brentwood is an excellent location in which to train, offering both the tranquillity of a suburban setting and convenient access to the bustling city of London. The Elizabeth Line connects Brentwood to the heart of the capital and the Greater Anglia network connects neighbouring town Shenfield with Colchester, Southend, Southminster and Norwich.

Just steps from the school, Brentwood high street is lined with charming shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, providing a delightful shopping or dining experience. Surrounding Brentwood are lush green spaces, including Weald Country Park which boasts picturesque landscapes, woodlands and a variety of local wildlife.

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Meet the North East London and Essex Hub Lead - Reina Campbell

Reina is the Head of Early Teacher Development 3-18 at Brentwood School, leading on staff development for trainee teachers and Early Career Teachers across the prep and senior school. Reina brings over 15 years of classroom experience as a teacher of Spanish and French to her role. After graduating from King’s College London, Reina completed her PGCE at UCL Institute of Education and she is now passionate about nurturing reflective practitioners and empowering individuals to take ownership of their professional growth. Reina has an NPQ in Leading Teacher Development and is also an ECF Facilitator for Harris Teaching School Hubs, working in partnership with the National Institute of Teaching.

Meet the North East London and Essex Hub Lead Teacher - Solange Roast

Solange, is responsible for the recruitment of prospective trainee teachers, leading the hub training programme, assessing and ensuring the quality of trainee teachers and providing support to trainees and mentors in placement schools. Solange is a passionate teacher of French and Spanish who brings a wealth of classroom teaching experience to her role. A French native, Solange read English at the University of Caen (France) and holds a Bachelor of Education in French and Spanish. Solange firmly believes in the importance of providing teachers early in their career with the necessary support to develop the knowledge, practice and working habits essential for a rewarding and successful career in teaching. She relishes supporting, fostering and nurturing the next generation of trainee teachers embarking on this exciting journey.

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Hub partner schools

As part of your teacher training at this hub, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on classroom experience in our partner schools.



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