SETSA LogoSouth Essex Training and Support Alliance (SETSA) aims to support local schools by delivering bespoke training and leadership programmes and helping to recruit and retain high quality teaching staff.  

We also lead the high performance Southend Essex & Thurrock Science Leaning Partnership and the London & Essex Computing Hub.  

Our vision is for:

  • Schools working with each other - to train and attract the best teachers to Southend Schools;
  • Schools trusting each other - to support areas of concern and share areas of success;
  • Schools making a commitment to each other - which is sustained and developed over time.

We aim to provide the very best education for all students and schools within the Alliance.

Please visit our website for full information on teacher training, school-to-school support, talent management, CPD and full details of all our events. You can also access the latest version of our newsletter and useful links to local and national education sites and resources.


How can I find out more about teacher training in the Southend area?

For information about local teacher training opportunities, please visit:

Do you have a mailing list?

Yes - if you teach in Southend or the surrounding area and would like to receive details of our upcoming CPD, school-to-school support, leadership opportunities and more, please join:

What is the Science Learning Partnership?

SETSA lead the Science Learning Partnership for the Southend, Essex & Thurrock region. We regularly run events and training with a science focus for primary and secondary schools and more information on this can be found on our website.

What is the Computing Hub?

Our Computing Hub provides quality computing-specific Continued Professional Development (CPD) as well as a range of support for teachers in primary and secondary schools across Southend, Essex, Thurrock and 8 North-East London Boroughs.

Are you on social media?

Yes - find us here:



David Struthers - Director of Teaching School:

Sarah White - Administrator:

Tel: 01702 476026


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