Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner for Cambridge Training Schools Network (CTSN SCITT)


Who are we?

Cambridge Training Schools Network (CTSN SCITT), incorporating Essex Primary SCITT, is a collaboration of Teaching School Hubs, MATs and local schools working together to provide the capacity to deliver effective teacher training throughout Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Peterborough to generate its own high-quality teachers for their schools.

Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner for CTSN SCITT offers a range of teacher training routes at both Primary and Secondary levels, including salaried, fee-paying, and flexible part-time training routes.

Several training venues are offered, including Lyons Hall Primary School in Braintree, Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School in Chelmsford, Bottisham Village College in Bottisham and Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

Further information about different routes and course options can be found by:

  • Visiting the CTSN SCITT website
  • Attending a CTSN SCITT recruitment event where you can get personalised advice - find out more here or see our list of upcoming events below

You can also find out about getting school experience with CTSN SCITT here.

Upcoming CTSN SCITT events

Summer Term teacher training information events:

Friday 24 May 10:00-11:00 - online

Booking link: Eventbrite - 24 May event

Thursday 13 June 13:00-14:00 - online

Booking link: Eventbrite - 13 June event

Tuesday 2 July 18:00-19:00 - online

Booking link: Eventbrite - 2 July event

Wednesday 17 July 14:00-15:00 - online

Booking link: Eventbrite - 17 July event

For more information about any of our teacher training information events, contact scitt@catrust.co.uk

How do I apply?

Applications for teacher training for the academic year 2024-25 are now open.

To apply for teacher training with Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner for CTSN SCITT:

1) Click on the pink button below to go to the Department for Education Apply for Teacher Training website.

2) Once you have registered on the DfE Apply for Teacher Training website, search for 'Saffron Teaching School Hub' as the training provider. You will get course/routes at this point to help refine your search. Saffron Teaching School Hub courses with CTSN SCITT are listed as 'QTS ratified by Cambridge Training Schools Network, CTSN SCITT'.

3) To find Saffron Teaching School Hub's unique course codes for CTSN SCITT training courses, expand the headings below:

Primary course codes

 
Course details Course type Course code
Primary SCITT (5 to 11) - SALARIED FULL TIME QTS full time with salary L814
Primary SCITT (5 to 11) - SALARIED PART TIME QTS part time with salary X481
Primary SCITT (5 to 11) - NON SALARIED FULL TIME QTS full time  M941
Primary SCITT (5 to 11) - NON SALARIED FULL TIME WITH PGCE PGCE with QTS full time  R063
Primary SCITT (5 to 11) - NON SALARIED PART TIME  QTS part time  A434
Primary SCITT (5 to 11) - NON SALARIED PART TIME WITH PGCE PGCE with QTS part time  N527

Secondary course codes

 
Subject Full time or part time Course type Course code
Art & Design Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time F252
Art & Design Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time N034
Biology Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time B291
Biology Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time K075
Business Studies Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time E657
Business Studies Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time F286
Chemistry Full time Salaried - QTS full time with salary N042
Chemistry Part time Salaried - QTS part time with salary S645
Chemistry Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time Y172
Chemistry Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time Y891
Computing Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time Q907
Computing Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time J755
Computing Full time Salaried - QTS full time with salary X840
Computing Part time Salaried - QTS part time with salary X171
Design & Technology Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time R018
Design & Technology Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time B485
Drama Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time H277
Drama Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time X635
English Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time W696
English Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time S990
Geography Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time F881
Geography Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time K438
History Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time C794
History Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time U782
Mathematics Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time L449
Mathematics Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time N286
Mathematics Full time Salaried - QTS full time with salary P514
Mathematics Part time Salaried - QTS part time with salary Q135
Modern Languages - French & German Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time N211
Modern Languages - French & German Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time M843
Modern Languages - French & Spanish Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time S628
Modern Languages - French & Spanish Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time G140
Physical Education Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time R417
Physical Education Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time M612
Physics Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time A912
Physics Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time T878
Physics Full time Salaried - QTS full time with salary S780
Physics Part time Salaried - QTS part time with salary C057
Psychology Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time Y960
Psychology Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time R573
Religious Education Full time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS full time T958
Religious Education Part time Non-salaried - PGCE with QTS part time K899
 

What routes are available to me when training with Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner for CTSN SCITT?

Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner for CTSN SCITT has three routes:

  • Fee paying routes
  • Salaried routes
  • Flexible-part time routes

Not all routes are available for our courses, so check carefully or talk to us.

What subjects are available to train in with Saffron Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner for CTSN SCITT?

SCITT General Primary Non-Salaried (fee paying route) in age 5-11. Primary courses also offer a flexible/part-time option.

SCITT Secondary subjects include Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL in German and French, MFL in French and Spanish, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology and RE. Some of these subjects will be offered as salaried and part-time options and all will be offered as non-salaried options.

Tell me more about the course

  • Provider-led training one day a week and then school-based training with an expert mentor to support you. Weekly timetabled mentor meeting slot allocated to each trainee to allow you to reflect on your learning against the curriculum.
  • PGCE offer in addition to the QTS teacher training qualification offered on all routes.
  • You will train in two contrasting school settings.
  • You will have access to subject specialist mentors offering bespoke subject training days throughout the course and a subject ITT training curriculum.
  • The course is one academic year and the possibility of part-time over two years.

What qualifications do I get if I pass the course?

If you successfully complete the course, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This professional qualification is required to teach in state schools in England and Wales. Both the QTS and PGCE routes are equally valued by schools who want to employ the absolute best teachers in their schools.

Those trainees on the PGCE route work with Anglia Ruskin University on a PGCE which includes conducting a classroom-based action research project.

Where will I train?

You will have two placements from a list of our excellent partner schools. Expand the headings below to see a list of our partner schools.

Primary partner schools

Primary partner schools in Essex and Cambridgeshire:

  • Acorn Academy
  • Baddow Hall Infant School
  • Baddow Hall Junior School
  • Bar Hill Community Primary School
  • Barrington Church of England Primary School
  • Barton Church of England Primary School
  • Beckers Green Primary School
  • Bottisham Community Primary School
  • Braiswick Primary School
  • Burnham-on-Crouch Primary School
  • Chancellor Park Primary School
  • Chappel Church of England Controlled Primary School
  • Cressing Primary School
  • Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust
  • Crosshall Junior School
  • de Vere Primary School
  • Ditton Lodge Primary School
  • Dunmow St Mary's Primary School
  • Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery
  • Elm Hall Primary School
  • Elsworth Church of England Primary School
  • Ely St John's Community Primary School
  • Felsted Primary School
  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Gamlingay Village Primary
  • Girton Glebe Primary School
  • Great Bardfield Primary School
  • Great Bradfords Junior School
  • Great Dunmow Primary School
  • Great Easton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Great Leighs Primary School
  • Great Tey Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Great Waltham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Hamilton Primary School
  • Hatton Park Primary School
  • Highfields Primary School
  • Histon and Impington Brook Primary School
  • Histon and Impington Park Primary School
  • Holy Trinity Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Halstead
  • Huntingdon Primary School
  • Jeavons Wood Primary School
  • John Bunyan Primary School and Nursery
  • John Ray Infant School
  • John Ray Junior School
  • Katherine Semar Infant School
  • Katherine Semar Junior School
  • Kettlefields Primary School
  • King James Academy Royston
  • Kings Road Primary School
  • Larkrise Primary School
  • Laureate Community Academy
  • Lawford Mead Primary & Nursery
  • Linton Heights Junior School
  • Little Paxton Primary School
  • Little Thetford Church of England Primary School
  • Lyons Hall Primary School
  • Maltese Road Primary School
  • Marleigh Primary Academy
  • Maylandsea Primary School
  • Meadgate Primary School
  • Milton Road Primary School
  • Montgomery Junior School
  • Montgomery Infant School and Nursery
  • Moreton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Moulton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
  • Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School
  • Northwick Park Primary and Nursery Academy
  • Notley Green Primary School
  • Oakington Church of England Primary School
  • Ongar Primary School
  • Over Primary School
  • Paddocks Primary School
  • Purleigh Community Primary School
  • Queen Emma Primary School
  • R A Butler Infant School
  • R A Butler Junior School
  • Ramsey Junior School
  • Ramsey Spinning Infant School
  • Rayne Primary and Nursery School
  • Richard de Clare Community Academy
  • Richard Whittington Primary School
  • Ridgefield Primary School
  • Rodings Primary School
  • Somersham Primary School
  • St Anne Line Catholic Infant School
  • St Anne Line Catholic Junior School
  • St Francis Catholic Primary School, Braintree
  • St Laurence Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Church of England Foundation Primary School
  • St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • St Peter's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Coggeshall
  • St Peter's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Sible Hedingham
  • St Peter's School
  • St Philip's Church of England Aided Primary School
  • Swaffham Bulbeck Church of England Primary School
  • Swaffham Prior Church of England Primary School
  • Takeley Primary School
  • Tendring Primary School
  • Thaxted Primary School
  • The Bishops' Church of England and Roman Catholic Primary School
  • The Cathedral Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Chelmsford
  • The Flitch Green Academy
  • The Vine Inter-Church Primary School
  • The Weatheralls Primary School
  • Trumpington Park Primary School
  • Waterbeach Primary School
  • Westlands Community Primary School
  • White Court School
  • White Hall Academy
  • William Read Primary and Nursery Academy
  • Woodville Primary School
  • Writtle Infant School
  • Writtle Junior School

Secondary partner schools

  • Abbeygate Sixth Form College
  • Bassingbourne Village College
  • Bottisham Village College
  • Cambourne Village College
  • Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology (CAST)
  • Castle Manor Academy
  • Chesterton Community College
  • Coleridge Community College
  • Comberton Village College
  • Cottenham Village College
  • Downham Market Academy
  • Ely College
  • Ernulf Academy
  • Impington Village College
  • King Edward VI School
  • Linton Village College
  • Long Road Sixth Form
  • Longsands Academy
  • Melbourn Village College
  • Newmarket Academy
  • North Cambridge Academy
  • Parkside Community College
  • Saffron Walden County High School
  • Samuel Ward Academy
  • Sawston Village College
  • St Benedict's Catholic School
  • St Ivo Academy
  • St Peter's School
  • Stour Valley Community School
  • Swavesey Village College
  • Sybil Andrews Academy
  • The Harleston Sancroft Academy
  • Thomas Gainsborough School
  • Thurston Community College
  • Trumpington Community College
  • Witchford Village College

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is against the curriculum you are taught, and evidence is created against this curriculum. This might take the form of a range of evidence including lesson plans, lesson observations by expert teaching professionals, assessment data for your classes - all of which you collect throughout the course. This evidence feeds into three reports, all leading to QTS.

What does CTSN SCITT have to offer me?

  • CTSN SCITT has approachable, friendly and supportive staff who really get to know our trainees, offering fantastic, personalised support. Each trainee has a Senior Tutor who will not only track your progress across the course, but also support any pastoral needs, including applying for your first teaching post.
  • CTSN is a highly reputable school network with three Teaching School Hubs and a Research School, alongside its wider school network of excellent schools, many of whom are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. This provides the perfect opportunity for those looking to qualify whilst learning to teach in a school setting. As a result, our employment record is excellent with most trainees offered teaching posts in our partnership schools. This is a real strength of our course.
  • CTSN is currently working closely with Anglia Ruskin University to deliver the PGCE element of the course (necessary for those who wish to teach in other countries in the future.)
  • CTSN has links with a wide range of research and support organisations such as The Chartered College of Teaching, Unity Research School, Anglia Ruskin University and many more. This makes our courses research-led with practical application of this research seen in the classroom.
  • You will have access to weekly Core Training sessions led by experts from within our many partnership schools.
  • You will have the support of a subject-based Mentor in your placement school setting and the addition of a Subject Specialist Link for another school, who will offer personalised subject-focused support.
  • All trainees have a package of core texts provided and we offer a well-stocked library to support your professional development, including access to Anglia Ruskin’s online library.

Eligibility

To apply for a place on our courses you must have:

  • A UK undergraduate degree (grade 2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification* (for Secondary applicants, usually, at least 50% of your degree should be directly relevant to the subject you wish to teach. However, applicants who have a relevant degree in a non-related subject but have significant work experience relevant to the subject they wish to teach may also be considered.)
  • A grade 4/C GCSE in English and Mathematics, or equivalent *
  • A grade 4/C GCSE in a Science subject, or equivalent* if you intend to train to teach at Primary level.

* UK ENIC verification is required for all overseas degree and GCSE equivalent qualifications. You can check your overseas qualifications at the UK ENIC website.

You can also read more about eligibility on the DfE Get into Teaching website.

If English is not your first language, we will require you to gain an IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System, Academic Test) overall score of 6.5. IELTS Academic is an internationally recognised system for demonstrating fluency in English (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

If using IELTS for English GCSE equivalence, then CTSN SCITT require an overall score of 6.5.   

If you are not sure about eligibility please contact us to arrange a phone conversation about your situation.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Saffron Teaching School and CTSN SCITT are committed to equality of opportunity for all and actively oppose all forms of discrimination. We have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and capacity to train to teach and will not put children and young people at risk of harm, whilst meeting the expectations of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to the offer of reasonable adjustments. See here for possible reasonable adjustments.