Bushy Leaze is leading the Teacher Training Programme with the Alton cluster.  Made up of
15 schools located in Alton and the surrounding villages in East Hampshire, the cluster covers
3 stages - Early years, KS1 and KS2 - and offers a wide range of teaching experiences in Good and Outstanding; rural and town; infant, junior and all-through primary
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Resilience resources
Jo Ayres, Headteacher at St Mary's Bentworth recommends the "People Intelligence" website for resilience resources - it includes useful videos, PDF downloads, articles and a blog.
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Understanding attachment
Maria Lloyd, Headteacher at Andrews' Endowed CE Primary School shares her thoughts and recommends a publication produced by the National Children's Bureau regarding this topic.
100% employment as NQTs
We are delighted to announce that ALL of our 2017/18 cohort of ITT students have secured employment as NQTs within our cluster of schools starting in September 2018. ​ With our support and guidance, they have become creative, confident, engaging teachers and we have enjoyed training each and every one.  Our pupils are very lucky to have them.
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Train to teach with us

Join us at one of our School Experience Programme days:
  • visit our schools and gain first-hand experience of a working day in a school
  • meet our Headteachers
  • ask about our School Direct PGCE course
  • talk to class teachers about day-to-day school life

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Why choose us?

learning experiences

The FTSA and Alton Cluster offer a very special ITT experience, partly because we have been collaborating together for the last 10 years.

Learning experiences
  • different key stages and different types of schools, each with its own personality
  • creative and effective approaches to learning and behaviour management

  • for specialist placements
  • for employment
  • for future career progression

Known and recognised within the Alliance
  • we purposefully have a select cohort so that we can offer you the personal attention and opportunities that you deserve


known & recognised

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What do our students say about us?