Why Choose Odyssey to train at Secondary Level?

  • An opportunity to train in an Alliance led by Pates Grammar School - a school rated Outstanding by Ofsted in every category and recognised in 2020 as the Sunday Times School of the Year. In 2019 our exam results again placed us in the top 10 state schools nationally.
  • 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, Pates, 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. 
  • All the benefits of the GITEP course, alongside guarenteed school placements and additional cross phase training
  • An excellent employment track record. Did you know that after only 5 years, 7% of all staff at Pates were once Odyssey trainees, whilst many others have gone on to find employment in both other grammar and comprehensive schools across the county and beyond.

In 2021/2022 Odyssey will be offering School Direct training places in  Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Maths, Music, Physics, Physical Education and Religious Education.