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Take a look below to see what our current trainees think about their placement with Odyssey Teaching School Alliance.
 

"It's been an amazing experience training with the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance and we've been so well supported throughout our school placements. From the excellence of the weekly training and development sessions through to the day-to-day support in the schools, it's all been brilliant and really lovely to do this as part of a group of cross-subject trainees. Winding the clock back I was unsure which route to follow at application, but I feel most fortunate having chosen the Odyssey TSA route and have no regrets at all."

"The quality of the school-based training and the level of support I've received from my mentor and other colleagues has been excellent. As trainees, we've been made to feel valued members of the school community from day one. There have been numerous opportunities to gain experience of wider school life here at Pate's, be that through school trips or extra-curricular activities. With my department, I've also been fully involved in staff professional development sessions. My first term in teaching has been a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience and I feel well-prepared to start my twin placement and develop my skills in the classroom further."

 

 

Why Choose Odyssey to train at Secondary Level?

  • An opportunity to train in an Alliance led by Pate's Grammar School - a school rated Outstanding by Ofsted in every category in 2013 and recognised in 2012 as the Sunday Times School of the Year.
  • An opportunity to train in both the grammar and comprehensive sectors, with four schools who proudly work collaboratively to develop and train staff to the highest standards.
  • An opportunity to work with most able and academic students all the way through from 11 – 18.
  • Fantastic opportunities to get involved with wider school life, Pate's, All Saints' Academy, Sir Thomas Rich's and Tewkesbury all have vibrant and thriving extra-curricular programmes.
  • Our professional studies programme offers a unique opportunity to work alongside primary colleagues to gain an understanding of the full learning journey from 3 - 19. 

Why Choose Odyssey to train at Primary Level?

  • A unique opportunity to train in an alliance of 8 strong Gloucestershire based primary schools, many rated as outstanding or good with outstanding features - all recognised for their exceptional staff development.
  • Our professional studies programme offers a unique opportunity to work alongside secondary colleagues to gain an understanding of the full learning journey from 3 - 19. 

What do you think makes a good teacher?

Versatility? Compassion? Ability to control a class? If you would like to find out more, click the image below to see what our pupils think.