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For those who want the benefits of living in a beautiful, rural setting with the ease of a short commute, Essex is an ideal place to teach. Colchester and Chelmsford are renowned for their excellent state schools and those who live in West Essex can benefit from close proximity to Bishop’s Stortford, another town famous for its colleges. The journey from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street by train takes 35 minutes.
A wealth of idyllic villages including Terling and Wickham Bishops plus market towns like Saffron Walden and Maldon, which although vibrant have retained their quaint, medieval charm are all within an hour of central London by train.
How much is the cost of living in Essex?
The cost of living in Essex is more affordable than some nearby counties, with average house prices sitting at £415,205 which is significantly lower than Surrey at £658,480. Residents are able to afford living close to London without the high price tag, making it popular amongst many professionals.
Essex in numbers:
Teaching in Essex
Let’s explore the statistics of the 57 registered schools in Chelmsford, to give you a snippet of Essex school jobs:
Ofsted ratings in Chelmsford, Essex
- 12 outstanding rated schools
- 34 ‘good’ rated schools
- 1 school that ‘requires improvement
- 0 ‘inadequate’ rated schools
School types in Chelmsford, Essex
- 28 Academies
- 17 maintained schools
- 6 independent school
- 5 special schools
- 1 college
- 45 primary schools
- 18 secondary schools
- 15 schools for students aged 16-18
Religious schools in Chelmsford, Essex
- 49 schools with no religious character
- 2 Church of England schools
- 5 Roman Catholic schools
Nine schools in Essex rank in the top 20 state and grammar schools in East Anglia:
- King Edward VI Grammar School
- Colchester Royal Grammar School
- Chelmsford County High School for Girls
- Colchester County High School for Girls
- Westcliff High School for Boys
- Southend High School for Boys
- Westcliff High School for Girls
- Southend High School for Girls
- Saffron Walden County High School
Two schools in the area – Chigwell School and Brentwood School – rank in the top 10 independent secondary schools in East Anglia.
Why choose Essex teaching jobs?
Here are just some of the benefits of teaching in Essex:
- A wealth of excellent schools – both state and independent – offer plenty of choices for teachers
- Properties in Colne Valley, though expensive, represent an excellent investment
- A short distance from London for easy commuting
- Much more affordable than living in London and the surrounding areas
- Easy access to cities whilst being surrounded by green areas and coastlines, offering plenty of beautiful places to explore
At Engage Education we offer to teach vacancies for all subjects, schools and styles of teaching, meaning that whatever your specific requirements, we will find teaching jobs in Essex that suit you.
Why find a teaching job with Engage?
Our London office is located on Liverpool Street, which is only half an hour’s train journey from Chelmsford, Essex. This puts us in a great position to work with teachers in Essex looking for their dream roles. We’ve built up strong relationships with some of the top schools in the area, so we can find you that ideal role in no time. At Engage, we provide our teachers with ongoing support throughout their careers, meaning we stay in touch even once we’ve found you a great role. This local relationship-building means we’re experts in the area, making it easier for us to find the right school for you.
Are teachers in demand in Essex?
Teachers are in demand throughout the UK and Essex is no different. Covering such a large area, there are a number of brilliant state and independent schools looking for talented teachers. For long-term, permanent teaching contracts, Essex is the perfect place to live and work.
What’s a teacher’s salary in Essex?
According to Indeed, the average yearly salary for an Essex County Council teacher in Colchester is £30,690. This can vary depending on the role and type of school – whether it’s state or independent.
Is Essex a nice place to live?
Essex is considered a lovely place to live thanks to the beautiful countryside, forests and beaches – which tend to be the sunniest in the UK! The close proximity to London is also a huge bonus, being only a half an hour train journey, meaning you can enjoy green spaces whilst being so close to the capital.
What’s the biggest town in Essex?
Southend-on-Sea, Colchester and Chelmsford are the three biggest towns in the area. Colchester and Chelmsford both have brilliant schools whilst being close to London, making them extremely popular areas.
Latest Essex School Jobs
See below our latest teaching jobs for September 2023