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The CLF Institute is the home of the Cabot Learning Federation Teaching School Alliance, the CLF School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partnership, the Boolean Maths Hub, our DfE accredited National Professional Qualifications in education leadership and so much more!

The purpose of the CLF Institute is to provide training and professional development for staff and support for school improvement within and beyond the Federation.  

The CLF Institute’s work is organised under the strands of Teacher Training; Professional Development; School to School Support; Research and Projects.

For teachers, the CLF Institute aims to provide a continuum of development through each career stage from initial teacher training (ITT), for newly qualified teachers (NQT), recently qualified teachers in their early career development, to successive stages of leadership through to Headship and beyond.      

The CLF Institute also provides a venue and access to training for all roles in school and for every member of our CLF Academies’ staff and Academy Councillors, as well as serving our wider local and regional partnerships and communities, through short courses, statutory and accredited training, professional networks and conferences.

The CLF Institute is located on the site of City Academy Bristol, on Russell Town Avenue, BS5 9JH.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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CLF Institute

Russell Town Avenue




For general enquires please email institute@clf.cabot.ac.uk

For SCITT enquires please email scitt@clf.cabot.ac.uk

To find out more about the Cabot Learning Federation click here.

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The CLF Institute is pleased to announce a brand new programme 'Achieving MAT Maturity' for full course details click here.   

'Train to teach with the CLF SCITT.  For more information email scitt@clf.cabot.ac.uk'

Have you sourced your Appropriate Body for next year’s NQTs? Our AB service provision now includes Membership of the Chartered College of Teachers. For more information about how we can assist click here

Free You + TSST Course = Secondary Math Teacher. For full details click here.



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