The course tutors are expert teachers, and most still teach in school. They know what it is like in the classroom and are up to date with the latest developments in schools, and with learning & teaching.
Also, a school centred course will maximise the time you spend in school, spending four days a week in school from the very beginning of the course, and throughout your training year.
Whilst this ensures the practical relevance of your training, we are also very aware of the need for teachers to continually update their professional knowledge.
The teaching schools in the CTSN network are involved in providing a wide range of training, at every stage of a teacher's career. This means that training with CTSN SCITT is so much more than a one year training course; it is the beginning of a career-long journey of high quality, professional development.Career Progression with CTSN
More than 90% of our trainees go on to work in local schools; this is a very high proportion, showing clearly the benefit to both schools and trainees of close collaboration between schools and the SCITT.
CTSN is involved with ongoing research and development. The research blog will help you see the various ways in which schools are engaging with research. [https://www.ctsnresearch.com]
Also, we have very good links with the Chartered College of Teaching, and offer subsidised membership for all our school based mentors (all trainee teachers are offered free membership). All our trainees are involved in the development of professional knowledge through action research; for non-salaried trainees this will be part of the PGCE qualification, in partnership with the University of Greenwich (Secondary) or Anglia Ruskin University (Primary).