Cygnus Teaching School Alliance

Initial Teacher Training


Teacher training in 2018-2019

Wycombe High School Academies Trust is delighted to have been designated the lead school of a new DfE initiative designed give Maths and Physics trainees the best experience during their School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).

The new SCITT is called the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS) and is only the second national programme of its kind - the first is based in Sheffield and is for Modern Foreign Languages.

NMAPS will be recruiting and training via three hubs: one in High Wycombe, led by Wycombe High School, one in London, led by Dulwich College and one in the north of England, led by Bolton School. The programme will set the gold standard in specialist teacher training, bringing together the benefits of on-the-job training offered by a traditional SCITT, with the enhanced focus on specialist subject knowledge and pedagogy normally offered by a university-based course.

The initial teacher training will be delivered in partnership with the University of Buckingham and led by specialist Physics and Mathematics practitioners working in a network of the best state and independent schools nationally, to ensure the highest quality educational provision.

Each hub will be working with other local schools in their area to provide secondary training places in Mathematics and Physics for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our new website is currently under development, but for more information on our courses and to apply please see details below.  

Course information and apply

For any enquiries about training with us please e-mail our Administrator, Victoria Plunket at

To hear more about teacher training in schools from trainees themselves, please visit 'Meet the Teachers' on the Bucks County Council website.


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

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