Initial Teacher Training

The Saffron Alliance offers high-quality initial teacher training across a network of diverse schools. The Saffron Alliance has been involved with initial teacher training for many years, and over this time has developed expertise in the provision of bespoke learning experiences for trainees. As an alliance, we meet the needs of our locality through becoming actively involved in the recruitment process. Furthermore, trainees often progress to their first year of teaching in one of our alliance schools.

The Saffron Alliance offers a range of School Direct routes into initial teacher training through Cambridge Teaching Schools Network. These include both salaried and non-salaried options to gain QTS through our own SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). From September 2014, we will also offer a primary non-salaried QTS only course alongside our secondary provision. The Saffron Alliance and Cambridge Teaching Schools Network have forged excellent partnerships with a range of HEI providers which further enhance our overall provision with School Direct non-salaried PGCE courses (at both Primary and Secondary level).