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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Pupil voice
Dawn Casson, Headteacher at
St Lawrence CofE Primary has chosen this piece of research on pupil voice to share with you.
Early Years Teaching Newsletter  
June 2018
Creativity, communication and brain development are all covered in this newsletter - with interesting links, insights and more....
Hearing children
​​  Jo Ayres, Headteacher at St Mary's, Bentworth shares this article which raises some excellent questions about how we hear children and then give feedback.  This links so well with the feedback section in 'Teaching Backwards' by Andy Griffith and Mark Burns, where it talks about bridging the 'gap'.
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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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