About Us

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.

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

With effect from 1st September 2021, Excalibur Teaching School Alliance ceases to exist in its current format. We will continue to offer CPD and ITT and we are working with the Swindon and Wiltshire Teaching School Hub as a Lead Partner to support the delivery of the Early Careers Framework (Secondary) and the delivery of the new suite of National Professional Qualifications. You can contact us by email at AdminTSA@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk