Woodside Academy is now the lead training school in partnership with Essex Teacher Training and Aveley, Holy Cross, Grays Convent, Kenningtons and West Thurrock schools. Graduates can train at Woodside or in one of our partner schools to gain a teaching qualification. We have had two trainee teachers working at Woodside this year and next year we will have four working here and other trainees in our partner schools. Trainees are all graduates and start with a small teaching commitment building this through the year. They will also work for half a term in different partnership school. Being a training school helps us to recruit good quality staff who can already teach according to the school's expectations and quickly develop their commitment to the school. There are a limited number of salaried places each year and additional non-salaried places which can be funded like university places.