We held a drop-in information evening for graduates thinking of training to teach with our partnership. This gave potential candidates the chance to meet staff from Woodside and representatives from Essex Teacher Training and our partner schools; including our current trainees and teachers who have trained here. This is a new training partnership but we have been training teachers here at Woodside for several years, working with Essex on the Graduate Teacher Programme. As that route is no longer available we have begun our own partnership to provide opportunities for graduates who want to teach and to provide ourselves and other schools with well-trained teachers in the future. Woodside is the lead school and we are working with Avely, Grays Convent, Holy Cross, Kenningtons, and West Thurrock schools as well as Essex Teacher Training to provide quality school-based training with funded and non funded places available to the right candidates.