City of Norwich School

Initial teacher training at CNS

CNS is proud to have strong partnerships with a range of local teaching training institutions and to take an active role in supporting the training and development of trainee teachers from across the region.  We work closely with the PGCE at the University of East Anglia, with the Norfolk Teacher Training Centre based at City College Norwich, and with Teach First. From September 2021 we’re also working with OAKS Norfolk, a local hub as part of the Ormiston and Keel e University SCITT.

Trainees at CNS take part in a bespoke programme of CPD tailored for trainee teachers, and each year we host training placements for 10-15 developing teachers at the start of their career.

We have a strong team of experienced mentors in all faculties who support our trainee teachers, and our staff are regularly involved in leading professional development sessions as part of the local and regional teacher training programmes.

For further details, or if you’re interested in training to become a teacher, please contact Gary Seal, Director of Teaching and Learning, via

To find out more about training to teach with one of our partners, click on the links below:

For further information about our CPD and staff development, please click here