Cygnus Teaching School Alliance

NQT Appropriate Body Service  

Cygnus Teaching School Alliance (Cygnus) provides a comprehensive Appropriate Body (AB) Service to schools and their primary and secondary Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) that goes beyond the minimum statutory requirements.   


Cygnus also offers an NQT Twilight CPD package for secondary NQTs.   Schools can purchase either or both services according to their needs. 


Why Choose Cygnus Appropriate Body Services? 

Cygnus offers a comprehensive AB service to ensure NQTs and their schools are supported from the beginning of their induction, through to final assessment and certification from the Teaching Regulatory Agency (TRA). 

This includes: 

Schools registering their NQTs with Cygnus will receive: 


The cost of the Cygnus Appropriate Body Service for 2020 - 2021 is £255 + VAT per NQT for NQTs working in state schools.

The Appropriate Body ensures that: 

Enquiries and Booking 

Booking forms are available here or contact us at:  / 01494 523961 for more information. 

Click here to view our Registration Terms and Conditions. 

NQT Twilight CPD Package 

Cygnus provides an NQT Twilight CPD Package of six core sessions to support Secondary NQTs.  This package offers exceptional professional development with sessions led by outstanding and experienced practitioners, and plenty of opportunity for networking and sharing good practice.  

We believe that the best way to deliver NQT Twilight CPD is face-to-face, to enable new colleagues to fully engage and interact with the content, the presenter /s and each other, and make the most of the wider networking opportunities that face-to-face sessions offer.  However, mindful of the current government guidelines, we are planning a flexible, blended approach in 2020-21, including live webinars during the Autumn Term.  This will ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our new cohort of teachers and can respond quickly and easily to any changes in government guidelines. 

The venue for face-to-face training will be Wycombe High School, in High Wycombe, close to local amenities, the M40, national rail and coach services, and offers free parking. 

This programme will complement each school’s own bespoke, in-house NQT training.   

We look forward to your NQTs enrolling on our programme and invite you, should you have more five or more NQTs in your school, to contact us to discuss a special discounted rate. 

Click here to view our CPD programme. 


The cost of NQT CPD is £250 per NQT + VAT for six core sessions related to the Early Career Framework.  Special discounts may be available to schools with five or more NQTs.    

Enquiries and Booking  

Booking forms are available here, or contact us at: / 01494 523961 for more information.