Why train with Excalibur?
- The programme is led by one of the county’s most successful schools, St John’s Marlborough, in partnership with Excalibur Academies Trust schools, and a network of other schools in the area.
- Our partner university is Bath Spa, an experienced ITT provider, rated Outstanding for the overall effectiveness of its education provision.
- We provide high-quality professional development and mentor support.
- Excalibur TSA offers ITT students the opportunity of a placement in a well managed and much sought after school.
- 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 its alliance schools are surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty.
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
I was instantly made to feel not just welcome, but a member of staff – PGCE student 1718
The support network is great and I know I will always have someone I can approach if I need help – PGCE student 1718
Really friendly and approachable people – PGCE student 1718
Thoughtful and useful induction process and information – PGCE student 1718
My questions and concerns were answered before I had even thought to ask – PGCE student 1718