Welcome to Cygnus Teaching School Alliance

Cygnus Teaching School Alliance is led by and based at Wycombe High School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and provides support and training for schools across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.  Cygnus is committed to working strategically and collaboratively with key partners to support schools in improving outcomes for children and young people.

Cygnus has an established track record of delivering high quality professional development and training.  We are committed to creating a dynamic culture of school-to-school support and high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at all levels.  With the expertise available through our strategic partnerships, we are able to offer comprehensive and bespoke support.

Cygnus brings together best practice across schools and supports a school-led model of self-improvement.

Our services:

  • We provide an Appropriate Body Service for Secondary Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in the state and independent sectors
  • We offer a Secondary NQT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Package
  • We designate and train Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) and deploy our National Leader of Education (NLE) and SLEs to support school improvement
  • We lead the National Mathematics & Physics School Centred Initial Teacher Training (NMAP SCITT)
  • We work closely with a number of strategic partners including the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Mathematics and its Application and The University of Buckingham
  • We have strong links with the Bucks, Berks and Oxon (BBO) Maths Hub, who work closely with the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM), The Mathematical Association and The Further Maths Support Programme
  • We are the appointed provider for the Acclimatisation and CPD of Quantum Scholars' International Teacher Recruitment Programme
  • We work in collaboration with five other Buckinghamshire Teaching Schools as part of the Teaching Talent Network, providing a seamless approach to the training and development of teaching professionals.

For an informal discussion about the needs of your school and how Cygnus can help, please contact us.

For further information about Cygnus and all our courses please visit our website.