About Us

About Excalibur Teaching School Alliance

Excalibur Teaching School Alliance was awarded National Teaching School status by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) in April 2016. Excalibur TSA is based at and led by St John’s, an outstanding academy situated in the beautiful market town of Marlborough.

Excalibur TSA has a second hub at Fairfield High School in Bristol.

Our alliance shares expertise from across a partnership of primary and secondary schools in Bristol, Berkshire and around Wiltshire.

Our activities:

  • School Direct Initial Teacher Training: we co-ordinate and deliver high-quality, school-based initial teacher training (ITT)
  • CPD: We offer a range of high quality continuous professional development opportunities for teachers, teaching assistants and support staff, delivered by outstanding teachers, specialist leaders and consultants
  • School to school support:  We enable excellent practice by supporting other schools, brokering professional collaboration and partnership. We designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
  • Professional development: We offer peer-to-peer professional and leadership development for teachers and leaders across our network
  • R&D: We engage in research and development to the benefit of all our learners
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