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School-led, researched engaged teacher training for a career in local schools

Welcome to CTSN SCITT

The Cambridge Teaching School Network is, exactly as might be expected, a network of teaching schools in the Cambridge Area (and beyond).

We have been providing school based initial teacher training for many years, alongside the other core functions of a teaching school: research and development; school to school support; and continuing professional development for teachers at all stages of their careers. This means that choosing to train with CTSN will introduce you to a network of training and support that might continue well beyond your initial teacher training.

School-led

CTSN SCITT is led by the local school network. Tutors are practising teachers, drawn from a network of more than 30 local schools.

Researched engaged

All CTSN’s training is both practically focused, and research-engaged. In addition to the SCITT, CTSN runs a thriving school-based, research community. One of our partner schools is a national research school, and training at every level is linked to the latest educational research into effective teaching and learning.

Whole career

CTSN is not just about initial teacher training, but is fully involved in developing the Early Career Framework, and all professional qualifications to support colleagues at every stage of their career. Training to teach with CTSN is more than just a one-year commitment.

Local schools

Hundreds of local teachers have been trained with CTSN and are now working in local schools.

We offer teacher training in both Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds; all applicants will have a choice of where they would prefer their core training to be based.

Jeni's Story

I have worked with children for 10 years and love inspiring and educating young people to help them to achieve their potential so training to become a teacher was a clear next step. I chose to train as a primary teacher because my TA experience in a primary school had allowed me to see the […]

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