At St Peter's we know that a great school is reliant on fantastic staff. We have worked hard with a wide range of providers and potential teachers to offer a robust and supportive entry to a wonderful and very rewarding profession.
St Peter's is proud to be a partner school with a wide range of training providers including The Cambridge Partnership, Cambridgeshire Schools Teaching Network, Cambridge Univeristy and Bedford University which offers a variety of different routes and training for aspiring teachers across the area. We are keen supporters and advocates of the School Expereince Program and regularly welcome potential new teachers into our school to gain their first expereince of life as a teacher.
The providers we work with offer a range of School Direct Salaried and Unsalaried (or Bursaried) routes or Univesity based PGCE courses. Information on all of these is below.
What is School Direct?
School Direct is a suite of teacher training courses that run in schools for the equivalent of one academic year. You work as part of the teaching team from the start of term in September learning from experienced, motivated and inspiring staff and immediately putting your new skills into practice.
More information about School Direct and other routes into teaching can be found on the DfE website here:
At St Peter’s we work with a range of training partners to deliver Salaried School Direct Placements in a range of subjects and Non Salaried school direct placements.
In the last eight years we have had developed the number of salaried School Direct trainees at St Peter’s. We are looking to build on this success for the new academic year. St Peter’s School is delighted to be able to offer salaried training course in the a range of subjects for September. St Peter’s is working with the Cambridge Partnership and the Cambridgeshire Teaching Schools Network to offer a wide range of subjects sharing skills and expertise across schools in Cambridgeshire.
For the latest information about the placements available please visit the training providers directly:
"At The Cambridge Partnership (TCP), we work closely with our partnership schools to provide a comprehensive programme – combining the latest research-based theories and in-school experience – for trainees who wish to teach in secondary schools. "
CTSN is a collaboration of Teaching School Hubs, MATs and local schools working together to provide the capacity to deliver effective teacher training throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Essex and Suffolk to produce its own high-quality teachers.
CTSN aims to recruit, train, and retain excellent candidates into teaching to meet the educational needs of the area. You will undertake most of your training within a school environment in one of our supportive and well-established school partners and taught be current teachers within our partnership schools.
WHAT ROUTES ARE AVAILABLE TO ME WHEN TRAINING WITH CTSN?
CTSN SCITT offers a range of routes of teacher training at both Primary and Secondary level to suit everyone.
Details of these different routes and course options can be found in two ways:
If you are thinking about teaching but want to know what it could be like why not take advantage of the School Experience Program? This gives you opportunity to experience what it is like for a short placement in school. More details will be added soon.
At St Peter’s we had more than 50 School Experience Placements across the curriculum every year for the last 5 years and have already had our first candidates for the current academic year. If you can’t find a time slot in a subject that suits on the SEP website please contact us directly and we will aim to work with you as your start to plan for teacher training.
I enjoyed a day of positive experiences in the French Language Department at the school today. I had a very inspiring day of school exposure. The day was even better than I expected. The staff and teachers showed a willing attitude to transfer the best of their experiences and knowledge to me. They were widely open to provide their support, advice and answered my questions enthusiastically.
They also were passionate and enthusiastic while teaching and with their roles at the school. Similarly, the students gave their best during the lessons, in general, they seem committed to learn. In my opinion, this is the result of the support they are receiving.
In addition, I appreciate your time and effort for putting together a programme for the day that allowed me to see a range of high level of work going on in the languages department. You gave me a warm welcome, and an insight of the work behind the scenes in the classroom, and of course for the details about teacher training providers. By the way, this is the most organised, structured and complete SEP programme I have experienced until now.
Please, extend my appreciation as well to all the staff, specifically to Mrs Foubert, who showed enthusiasm and fresh attitude while teaching, and as well as for the information and advice provided to be prepared for the profession ahead. To Mrs Burnistonfor showing a special style in teaching and for mentioning two keys to succeed as a teacher: organisation and ability for behaviour management. To Miss Hill for sharing her experience with the ability to deal with different students’ needs.
Finally, thank you again for allowing an opportunity to return for more school exposure. I am looking forward enthusiastically to returning to your school soon.