What's Great About Essex
Essex is a mainly rural county of beautiful rolling countryside and tidal creeks and estuaries. It has over 350 miles of coastline, offering everything from traditional seaside resorts such as Clacton and Walton-on-the-Naze to villages and ports such as Brightlingsea and Maldon. Constable country is situated in the north east of the County, where you will also find Colchester, the country’s oldest recorded town. There are many attractive villages and small market towns throughout the County. Notable buildings include Audley End House, a Jacobean mansion near Saffron Walden, Hylands House in Chelmsford, a neo-classical style villa in around 500 acres of landscape, Layer Marney Tower near Colchester and Ingatestone Hall.
Essex also offers a wide range of venues for eating out and nightlife.
We have seven country parks, a visitor farm and a heritage site located throughout the County, providing access to relaxing open spaces, woodland trails, coastland and historic parkland.
Our schools range in character from small village primaries to large urban schools.
Essex has excellent transport links from other parts of the country, with two main rail lines and other good rail links. Stansted Airport, in the north-west of the County, offers low-cost flights to many parts of Europe and beyond. Harwich has regular ferry sailings to Esbjerg, the Hook of Holland and Rotterdam.
Incentives available to teachers include the Homebuy schemes run by Moat Housing Group and resettlement grant of up to £1,500 for secondary leaders and up to £750 for secondary NQTs who need to move at least forty miles to take up their post in Essex.