The East of England Deanery extends from the Wash to the Thames. It covers
historic cities such as Norwich and Cambridge, extensive rural areas and
varied east coast towns from Great Yarmouth to Aldeburgh to Southend. It
also includes inner city areas such as South Essex and Peterborough, 'new'
towns such as Letchworth and Welwyn Garden City and leafy parts of rural
Essex and Hertfordshire. There are good transport links to London and
other key cities. We challenge anybody not to feel at home in the
environment of at least one of the schemes on offer.
Tucked away far from the madding crowd, the former East Anglia Deanery
co-ordinated the innovative approach of its individual schemes. The
pioneering Ipswich scheme 35 years ago set a model of self-directed and
supportive learning that is still relevant today and has influenced all
the more recent schemes. Perhaps there was a danger we would rest on our
laurels until we were propelled into the 21st century by our amalgamation
with Essex and Hertfordshire. Now we combine innovation with consistent
high standards for the delivery of education. And we thrive on
constructive feedback from those in training.
There are a number of schemes offering programmes to suit the
requirements of the applicant and some programmes include 18 months in
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