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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Get Into Teaching Event
6 March, 6-8pm
Sign up for our Get Into Teaching event to be held at Anstey Junior School in Alton.  With Primary, Secondary and SEND opportunities available.
Early years teaching
newsletter Dec 2018
Early years maths, Michelle Obama and school readiness and are covered in this newsletter along with some interesting links, blogs, insights and more....
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Surviving the Nativity Performance
Tim O'Brien, Headteacher at Wootey Junior School saw this light hearted story in the TES about KS1 teachers getting their children through the nativity performances. It's always worth remembering how much skill, tears and tea towels around the head go in to children's Christmas performances! 
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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?
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. ​ 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.

   *NQT=Newly Qualified Teachers   
** ITT= Initial Teacher Training

Mr P came to visit!
Mr P joined our students and staff this week at Alton Cluster's INSET day.  He inspired the whole room with his energy and passion, sharing his ideas on how to use technology to enhance learning across the curriculum.  It was brilliant!