Active Teacher Training

Inspiring futures, developing tomorrow.


Our vision statement, Active Teacher Training believes education has the power to transform lives and communities, promote social justice and champion learning for all underpins our core purpose:


  • To identify and nurture future talent, providing teacher training that allows us the ability to grow our own teachers within the communities we serve to improve the quality of education our schools offer to their pupils
  • Inspire our pupils to become tenacious, high achievers and lifelong learners who fulfil their potential
  • To equip trainee teachers with high- quality CPD from ITT throughout their careers


We endeavour to ensure this by:


  • Recruiting the top tier of candidates and through a comprehensive, flexible programme of training and support, shaping trainees into inspirational, outstanding teachers who have the ability to innovate, inspire and challenge learners, securing outstanding academic achievement for all
  • Inspiring our trainees to develop the skills and expertise to become resilient outstanding teachers, through a rigorous training programme, tailored to meet their individual needs, that responds to local and national changes in education
  • Inspiring our local partnership schools to build collaborative learning networks aimed at developing outstanding provision for our children within the Trust

To achieve this, we only select trainees on to the programme who we feel:

...have a real passion for teaching and raising aspirations 

...are dedicated to every child reaching their full potential 

...are dynamic and inspiring subject specialists who instill a passion for learning 

...are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for all 

and hardworking and committed to developing both personally and professionally .


The calibre of trainees at ATT is first class, resulting in several graduates from the programme progressing with partner schools to both middle and senior leadership positions.


Outstanding teachers, leaders and experienced practitioners, facilitate our training programme, in collaboration with our partner schools.  The comprehensive CPD programme is designed to equip trainees with: a strong foundation in subject knowledge, extensive strategies for behaviour management and a repertoire of effective teaching strategies. We provide flexibility for our trainees, offering both Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE, validated by the University of Hull.

Why Choose Active Teacher Training?

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ATT is fully committed to the ideals and principles of school-centred initial teacher training and has the personnel, resources and the will to make teacher training across ATT schools a success. 


The main goal of Active Teacher Training is to provide the very best initial teacher training opportunities possible for our trainees.  We endeavour to ensure this through celebrating the diversity of the consortium.  We have a strong partnership of 4 secondary schools, 17 primary schools and 2 special schools colleges across Suffolk and Cambridge with a number of distinctive features that contribute to diversity and choice for trainees.


The mix of partner schools is varied: ATT can offer trainees a teaching experience in a mixed comprehensive, an 11-18 school, an 11-16 school, a small rural primary or above average size, urban or a special school.   The range of subject specialisms found within the Trust is exceptional.  In short, ATT is well served by friendly, well equipped schools that offer a wide range of educational experiences and extensively understand the needs of trainee teachers.