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Why Choose Excalibur TSA?

  • The Teaching School is led by one of the county’s most successful schools; St John’s Marlborough in partnership with other primary and secondary schools.
  • Our partner university is Bath Spa, an experienced and enthusiastic ITT provider. Bath Spa is rated Outstanding for the overall effectiveness of its primary and secondary 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.
  • We provide primary and secondary placements, as well as the opportunity to develop cross phase KS2/3 experience.
  • 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.
  • Our schools cover the age range from 4 -19
  • We offer 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

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