Cambridge Paid Teacher Internship

The Cambridge Paid Teacher Internship is a two-year programme that offers an alternative route to obtaining qualified teacher status. The training revolves around the practicalities of working in a school and develops important skills, such as questioning and planning. Each intern will have a mentor within their own school, with whom they will meet on a regular basis.

In year one, interns will work as a TA in the first two terms, with some teaching or small group teaching in the third term. In year two, interns will be given a 75% teaching timetable, with Fridays wholly dedicated to training via the Cambridge Partnership. The intern will also get the opportunity to gain experience in another school during year two by swapping with another intern from another participating school.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates interested in teaching in a primary school or those interested in teaching Maths, Science or Modern Foreign Languages in a secondary school.

What we provide

We will provide:

  • experience in every age group across the school
  • opportunities to work with small groups of children to move their learning on
  • opportunities to learn from excellent teachers and support children in lessons
  • training in the use of intervention strategies for pupils with special educational needs
  • a mentor for you and an individualised programme to meet your need
  • involvement in supporting clubs and other activities
  • opportunities to link with initial teacher trainees and newly qualified teachers to gain insight into teacher training, plus an overview of routes available
  • a thorough induction into school life and networking opportunities with other interns

What our current interns think….

“I would recommend this approach to teacher training, especially for someone who is coming to teaching from another profession.”
“It is so reassuring to be based in a school that will support you. “
“My school is as invested in my training as I am.”
“It’s paid! I simply could not have afforded to pay £9k for a PGCE and not be earning.”

How to apply

To apply for the teacher internship, please read all of the documents below. You will find a guidance document which explains how to apply, as well as the application form which must be completed fully and returned to before the deadline. We strongly recommend that you read through the Job Profile and Person Specification before applying.

*Please note that recommendation to the internship programme DOES NOT guarantee you a placement for September 2019. Placements are dependent on participating schools. If you would like to find your own placement, please get in touch.

Guidance notes: How to apply for the Teacher Internship

Application Form 2019


CPTI Job Role & Person Specification 2019

How the Cambridgeshire Teacher Internship Programme works

Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area

The Department for Education is providing additional funding for twenty teacher trainees following this programme in schools in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire.

The additional benefits are:

  • In year one, you will attain a level 4 certificate in Supporting the learning of learners with SEND
  • If you need to attain extra GCSE qualifications in order to proceed to year two, that will be funded.

Contact us

For more information please contact us using the details below:

Helen Manley, Internship Manager
Phone: 07825 125 945