Sutton Trust Cambridge Teacher Residentials – sign up now!
Applications are still open for our FREE Sutton Trust Cambridge Teacher Residentials, a series of two-day residential events on a range of subject strands for teachers from UK state sector schools and colleges.
The Teacher Residentials run alongside the Sutton Trust Summer Schools for Year 12 students, offering teachers the opportunity to learn more about supporting highly able students through subject specific enrichment. Sessions include a mixture of bespoke sessions from University academics and practitioners, observation of the student Summer School activities, and workshops on supporting student applications to selective universities.
The residentials run on selected dates in July and August, with each subject strand allocated to a specific date – you can find the dates on our website. Teachers are welcome to arrive at any time from 4pm on the first day of the event for an informal dinner and chance to meet other teachers and University staff. Sessions will begin at 9am on the second day, and departure is from 3pm on the last day of the event.
Who is the teacher residential for?
Applications are welcomed from any UK state school or college. Schools will be prioritised according to the following criteria:
- School or college below national average point score at A Level (or equivalent)
- School or college has sent few students to Cambridge in the past three years
- School or college has sent few students to the Sutton Trust Summer Schools
The Cambridge Teacher Residentials are open to applications from school/college staff with direct teaching responsibility for sixth form and college students in the subject stream for which they are applying. The teacher does not to have leadership responsibility within the school, but should be in a position to share their experiences with other staff for the benefit of their students, and their application to attend should be endorsed by a member of their school/college Senior Leadership Team.
The events are free to individual teachers and to their schools/colleges, including meals and overnight accommodation in a Cambridge College. The University is also able to cover the costs of transport, and to assist with costs associated with teacher release and cover where the residentials fall in term time.
How do I apply?
Applications should be made using the online application form. Applications close on Sunday 14 June and you will be notified by email by Friday 19 June at the latest if you have been successful in gaining a place on your chosen residential event. We will then contact you to confirm that you wish to take up the place and provide further information.