Excalibur Teaching School Alliance

Excalibur Teaching School Alliance was awarded National Teaching School status by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) in April 2016. Excalibur TSA is based at and led by St John’s, an outstanding academy situated in the beautiful market town of Marlborough. Our alliance shares expertise from across a partnership of primary and secondary schools in Bristol, Berkshire and around Wiltshire.

We provide school to school support, professional development courses, R&D opportunities and work with Bath Spa University and Bristol University (through the Bristol hub) to develop and deliver primary and secondary School Direct ITT programmes.  > Find Out More 

If you have an enquiry regarding an event from this organisation, you can contact the event organiser here. 

Mental Health -Understanding and Supporting Students who Self Harm

Tickets £20, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWMT) is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks and resources to young people and those who work with or care f0r them.

The session will cover the following areas:

  • What do we mean by self harm?
  • Why might young people self-harm?
  • Risks and triggers
  • Talking to a young person who is self-harming or who has self-harming thoughts
  • Sources of support and information

Teachers, pastoral and support staff in primary and secondary schools.

This session will be delivered using a mix of information slides and film clips plus discussion exercises and a chance to share good practice.

Event Date 21-04-2021 3:30 pm
Mental Health – Understanding and Supporting Students with Eating Disorders

Tickets £20, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWMT) is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks and resources to young people and those who work with or care f0r them.

The session will cover the following areas:

  • What do we mean by self harm?
  • Why might young people self-harm?
  • Risks and triggers
  • Talking to a young person who is self-harming or who has self-harming thoughts
  • Sources of support and information

This session will be delivered using a mix of information slides and film clips plus discussion exercises and a chance to share good practice.

Event Date 12-05-2021 3:30 pm
Why SEND cause behaviour problems and how to restore order

Tickets £35, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools

Good behaviour is a set of very complex social skills and so the link between special educational needs and behaviour problems is enormous.  This session explores the impact of common special educational needs (ASC, ADHD, dyslexia, learning difficulties, attachment disorders) on the ability to regulate behaviour and how we can support young people to do much better at acquiring and using the skills that they need.  This session will give you practical strategies that you can use straight away and that you can share with your colleagues to make learning even better in your setting.

You will also receive information resources to share with colleagues to maximise the impact of this training in your setting.

Event Date 08-06-2021 3:30 pm
Mental Health – Understanding the Teenage Brain

Tickets £20, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, is a registered charity that provides mental health training talks, and resources to young people and those who work with or care for them.

This session outlines the work of Dr John Coleman on the Teen Brain. It provides an overview of the impact of adolescent brain development and allows an opportunity to discuss the implications of this for student mental wellbeing.

This session will be delivered using a mix of information slides and film clips plus discussion exercises and a chance to share good practice.

Event Date 16-06-2021 3:30 pm
Reaching and teaching pupils with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tickets £35, with discounts for groups and for alliance schools

The session examines how to reach and teach pupils with Adverse Childhood Experiences, covering what we all need to know and do.

Abuse, parental separation, neglect, bullying, bereavement are just some of the difficulties that can combine to create toxic stress for the young people that we teach.  The negative impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can include low academic achievement, poor health and as much as a 20 year drop in life expectancy.  Young people with 4 or more adverse childhood experiences are more likely to be labelled as lacking focus, and having behavioural or cognitive difficulties.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  All of us working in education can make a real and positive difference for children affected by ACEs.  This course will help us develop our knowledge about ACEs and gain very practical strategies that we can all do, whatever our roles within education.

Event Date 29-06-2021 3:30 pm