Cygnus Teaching School Alliance

About Cygnus Teaching School Alliance

Cygnus teaching school is an established network of primary and secondary schools across Buckinghamshire. We currently have 16 partner schools and we also provide support and training for schools across Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.  



We work closely with a number of strategic partners including the Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University and Edge Hill University. We have strong links with the Bucks, Berks and Oxon Maths Hub, who work closely with the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM), The Mathematical Association and The Further Maths Support Programme.

The Cygnus TSA provides a model for professional development of teachers from trainee to headship. This model takes the form of Professional Learning Pathways (PLPs) which provide a holistic view of the pedagogical and leadership development support that is available at all key stages of teacher career development.

We also work in collaboration with other Buckinghamshire Teaching Schools as part of the TALENT Network, providing a seamless approach to the training and development of teaching professionals.

Cygnus TSA supports schools across four main strands:

  1. Recruitment and Initial Teacher Training
  2. Continuing Professional Development
  3. Research and Development
  4. NQT and Appropriate Body 

If you do not find what you are looking for please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.


Cygnus partner schools have established track records of delivering high quality professional development and training for current school practitioners.

Cygnus Teaching Alliance