Teacher training opportunities at FHS

November 24 2016

FAIRFIELD High School’s continued success has received double recognition this autumn. Executive principal Catriona Mangham has been appointed a National Leader of Education and Fairfield has been named a National Support School. This means they will be able to provide help for schools in challenging circumstances.

FAIRFIELD High School’s continued success has received double recognition this autumn. Executive principal Catriona Mangham has been appointed a National Leader of Education and Fairfield has been named a National Support School. This means they will be able to provide help for schools in challenging circumstances.

In addition, FHS is to become a teacher training hub in 2017, allowing recruits to the profession to gain practical experience in the classroom from the start.

The newcomers will join the School Direct programme, enabling them to train at Fairfield and its partner secondaries in the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance, with back-up from Bristol University.

Successful candidates will be eligible for tax free bursaries - or a salary - as well as the chance to train alongside experienced teachers.

Fairfield, which joined the Excalibur Academies Trust -  a partnership of primary and secondary schools across Bristol, Berkshire and Wiltshire - in February 2015, is inviting anyone interested in getting involved to find out more at   http://excalibur.org.uk/excalibur-tsa/

Sarah Frame, director of ExcaliburTSA, said: “If you want to help children in your area to realise their ambitions and to fulfil their potential then we want to hear from you. We are looking for applications from people who have the potential to be brilliant teachers.” 

Meanwhile Ms Mangham’s appointment as an NLE   is another honour for the successful Horfield secondary.

She said: “We are very proud of our collective achievements and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm and wisdom with others.”