About The Chiltern Training Group (CTG)

A full range of PGCE curriculum subjects are offered across the 11-16 age group as well as Primary QTS age group 5-11. We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching, is in schools.

About The Chiltern Training Group (CTG)

A full range of PGCE curriculum subjects are offered across the 11-16 age group as well as Primary QTS age group 5-11. We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching, is in schools.

Our background and experience

Chiltern Training Group was formed in 1993 by Challney High School for Boys.  It is a consortium of approximately 50 primary, secondary and special schools in Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.  

The CTG maintains very close links with Luton Local Authority where most of the partnership schools are located. The central team is based at Challney High School for Boys which is a designated Teaching School and featured in Ofsted’s 2009 publication, Twelve outstanding secondary schools – excelling against the odds. The team forms part of the Chiltern Teaching School Alliance, which is the training and standards arm of the Chiltern Learning Trust (a Multi-Academy Trust). All CLT schools prioritise the CTG as their preferred provider for Initial Teacher Training.

Our principles & practices

We believe the best place to train teachers is in schools.

We want;
our students to have the best teachers
our partnership schools to have a talented pool of staff
our trainees to be future leaders of education

Through our Partnership schools we have access to an incredible range of different settings.  Trainees work with a network of committed staff with both subject and teaching expertise. To date, CTG has trained around 1600 teachers. The majority have remained in the Luton area and have made rapid progress into Senior Leadership roles. Many of our Alumni are keen to work with us as mentors, subject co-ordinators and professional tutors. 

Reasons to train with CTG

CTG has a long heritage of training teachers and we are pioneers of school centred initial teacher training. Our training programmes have been judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ on two consecutive occasions and graded 1 across all areas in February 2014.

We give personalised training with strong support from experienced mentors. Our central team co-ordinates the work of school based professional tutors and leaders. We have a strong partnership with The Acorn Teaching School and together we are offering up to 20 primary places from September 2017.

Reasons to train with CTG

CTG has a long heritage of training teachers and we are pioneers of school centred initial teacher training. Our training programmes have been judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ on two consecutive occasions and graded 1 across all areas in February 2014.

We give personalised training with strong support from experienced mentors. Our central team co-ordinates the work of school based professional tutors and leaders. We work in partnership with The Acorn Teaching School and together we are offering up to 20 primary places from September 2017.

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