Cygnus Teaching School Alliance

Cygnus Teaching School Alliance


Thank you for your interest in Cygnus Teaching School.  Please find below a summary of what is on offer whilst our website is being updated. 

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BBO Maths Hub 

We are delighted to draw to your attention to the extensive support for mathematics teaching on offer to you and your school.

We offer free training for teachers, free resources and free access to a network of proactive mathematics teachers, not only in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, but nationally.

BBO Maths Hub is part of the DfE-funded national network of mathematics hubs co-ordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics (NCETM), aiming to improve the mathematical outcomes for every child and young person at every key stage, including Early Years.  Additionally, it aims to make mathematics accessible to, and enjoyable for all.

Please contact us at info@bbomathshub.org.uk to find out how you and your school can benefit from the support on offer.  We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly, vibrant and dynamic network of mathematical professionals, positively impacting mathematics outcomes for children and young people.

National Mathematics and Physics SCITT

If you work in the secondary sector you may also be interested in our National Mathematics and Physics SCITT,  a national teacher training organisation for mathematics and physics teachers.  It provides intensive subject specialist training and the quality of candidates is extraordinarily high.  If you wish to discuss being a placement school for a high quality trainee in one or both of these subjects in your school in 2020 - 21 please contact us on 01494 897330, or email enquiries@nmapscitt.org.uk

DfE-funded STEM International Teacher Recruitment Programme

Alternatively you may require a qualified mathematics or physics teacher.  If this is the case the DfE-funded STEM International Teacher Recruitment Programme may be of interest.  It places internationally qualified teachers of mathematics, physics and computing in secondary schools in our local area.  Cygnus Teaching School Alliance leads the Quantum Scholars Acclimatisation and CPD aspects of this programme.  Please contact us on QSAdmin@CygnusTSA.co.uk if you would like further information.

We also offer, through Cygnus, an Appropriate Body service for primary and secondary NQTs.  Please contact afitzpatrick@whs.bucks.sch.uk for further details.  

School to school support

Finally, Cygnus offers school to school support in a range of subjects not just mathematics.  We also offer training on a wide variety of topics including curriculum design & delivery, governance of the curriculum, behaviour management, memory and recall, and leadership.  All of our training events are led by professionals from an impressive range of schools and contexts.  Please contact sjarrett@whs.bucks.sch.uk for further details."