Why Choose Us?
Twelve great reasons to choose us!
- We are an alliance led by one of the county’s most successful schools (St John’s, Marlborough) in collaboration with other primary and secondary schools, both locally and regionally.
- Our two partnership universities are Bath Spa and Bristol, both outstanding ITT providers.
- We provide high-quality professional development and excellent mentor support.
- Excalibur TSA offers ITT’s the opportunity to have placements in well managed and much sought after schools.
- We provide primary and secondary placements, as well as the opportunity to develop cross phase KS2/3 experience.
- For our secondary placements we are able to offer an urban and rural school experience, ideal to help you decide where you would like to teach.
- There are employment and promotion opportunities within the alliance.
- Our schools are in an excellent geographic location, close to the M4 corridor; St Johns and many of its alliance schools are surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty.
- Fairfield and our Bristol partners are ideally placed to access the thriving city of Bristol.
- Between them, our schools cover the age range from 3 -19.
- There is a range of affordable and attractive housing in urban and rural locations within commuting distance of our schools.
- This is an ideal place to begin your teaching career.
I feel that through a supportive mentor scheme, I have been able to develop my teaching in a practical manner; planning, delivering and reflecting on lessons to build on my practice. By the end of my placement here I feel like a valued member of the department which is very much appreciated. -Tom P