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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 teachincambridgeshire@gmail.com 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.

Our teacher internship is a two year programme that is an alternative route to Qualified Teacher Status.

The training will revolve around the practicalities of working in a school as well as skills such as questioning, planning for differentiation etc. Each intern will have a mentor within their own school, with whom they will meet on a regular basis.

Year one

The idea is that the intern will be supernumerary to a teaching assistant workforce, as they will be receiving training and will be moving around classes/groups so as to receive the complete experience. They will be expected to work as a TA to an extent in the first two terms however, with some team teaching/small group teaching in the third term.

Year two

The participating school will give the intern a 75% timetable, which should not include Fridays (as that is when they will receive training from the Cambridge Partnership). During the year, as with any other trainee, the intern will need to gain experience in another school. This should mean a swap with an intern from another participating school.

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. 

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

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.”

CPTI Job Role & Person Specification 2019

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How the Cambridgeshire Teacher Internship Programme works

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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.

For more information please contact us using the details below.

Helen Manley, Internship Manager


Phone :07825 125 945