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Odyssey Teaching School Alliance was formed back in 2013. Managed and administrated by Pates Grammar School, and with the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance MAT as our Primary Strategic Partner, the alliance currently works with a range of schools across Gloucesteshire providing support, training and opportunities for collaboration.

Our work falls into 5 key areas:

  • Initial Teacher Training (Primary and Secondary)

  • Leadership Development (From RQT through to Headship)

  • Primary CPD

  • Secondary Networking Events

  • School to School Support

 We aim to not only provide training and support for our own alliance partners, but to identify and co-ordinate expertise across the county and beyond. Odyssey Teaching School Alliance is led by a Steering Group to both ensure compliance with Department for Education requirements and to oversee our progress towards our Key Performance Indicators. Current members of the Strategic Board are:

Adfecto Tim Connole
Gloucestershire Learning Alliance Claire Savory
Gloucestershire Local Authority Maria Wells
Pate's Grammar School Rachel Thorpe, Stephen Locke, Russel Ellicott
GLA Governor Damon Ballinger
Pate's Governor Warwick Ainsworth-Parker, Graeme May

Any questions relating to the management or operation of the Alliance should be directed to Rachel Thorpe, the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance Lead (