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The Chiltern Training Group is one of the oldest SCITT providers in the country


The Chiltern Training Group (CTG), one of the oldest providers of School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in England, was founded in 1993 by Challney High School for Boys. The CTG is a consortium of secondary schools in Luton, Bedfordshire and the Luton Sixth Form College. Other schools, including middle schools, contribute to the training.

The central team is based at Challney High School for Boys, which was a designated Training School since 2004 and is now a national Teaching School. The school featured in Ofsted’s 2009 publication, ‘Twelve outstanding secondary schools – excelling against the odds’. CTG’s initial teacher training provision was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in April 2009.

We believe that the SCITT provision through CTG is outstanding because:

  • CTG draws on outstanding leadership and management and teaching and learning practice and the course is delivered by outstanding practitioners
  • we have developed a highly collaborative partnership across schools in challenging contexts where there are high numbers of pupils with EAL and FSM
  • it supports local recruitment needs through ITT and enables teacher retention and promotion through highly successful CPD – the lead school received two CPD awards in 2009: TES Award for Outstanding Staff Training and Development (June 2009) and the SSAT Award for Developing Teacher Talent (November 2009)
  • it has an outstanding track record for recruitment of BME trainees
  • we provide high quality training and coherence between the different elements of the course
  • it meets the individual needs of our trainees
  • we apply rigorous quality assurance and review across our partnership.

We are able to provide ITT related support to schools that are within and beyond our partnership.

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