Cambridge Training School Network

The Cambridge Training School Network (CTSN SCITT) offers school-centred initial teacher training, working with partner schools across Uttlesford, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.

There are several advantages to school centred initial teacher training with CTSN SCITT. 

Firstly, all the tutors on the course are expert teachers, who 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 and 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. We are committed to ensuring that we offer a range of routes from full time to part-time in both primary and secondary. Your Senior Tutor will support you throughout the course and ensure that your training is fully personalised to meet your needs. 

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. Research and development is another one of the core features of CTSN, who are a group of teaching schools who work collaboratively; you might want to take a look at the CTSN research journal, which reports how the research of teachers in the CTSN network contributes to the development of our professional knowledge. We have very good links with the Chartered College of Teaching, and offer subsidised membership for all our school-based mentors, ensuring that they will be able to help you understand the ways in which teachers are always developing their professional and subject based knowledge; all ITT trainees are offered free membership. 

Areas covered

North Essex (Uttlesford), Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk 

Core training in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds 


Primary 5-11 

Secondary 11-16 (in a range of subjects) 


School-Centred Initial Teacher Training 

School Direct Non-Salaried (primary & secondary); QTS + PCGE 

School Direct – Salaried (secondary only); QTS  


* PGCE is with Anglia Ruskin University

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