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The North Avon Teaching School Alliance supports primary, secondary and special schools in, and beyond, South Gloucestershire. Bradley Stoke Community School was accredited as a teaching school in 2017, leading to the formation of the North Avon TSA.

We are outward-facing and our focus is on sharing what schools do well and providing meaningful and evidence based support to areas in need. We are currently developing programmes to target improvement and build capacity within the alliance schools whilst also working with other teaching schools to improve standards across, and beyond, South Gloucestershire. 

The alliance works closely with the Olympus Academy Trust, the Castle School Education Trust (CSET), the ENABLE Trust, Chipping Sodbury School, Brimsham Green School, Bristol Engineering & Technology Academy, and New Horizons Learning Centre. NATSA also supports Initial Teaching Training (ITT) via the School Direct programme and has an active interest in engaging with evidence-based research.

Our vision and ethos

Our vision is to empower practitioners to provide excellence for all young people through collaboration, reflection, continuous improvement and targeted action.

The vision of the North Avon TSA is underpinned by a common set of values that bring together our joint efforts to raise standards.

Collaboration and openness are essential in our joint endeavours; recognising that we can achieve more by working together rather than operating in isolation; that in our joint work we are honest but not judgmental, displaying mutual respect, trust and transparency in all that we do.

We share responsibility together for raising standards and in doing so we value risk taking, innovation and openness to new ideas in our mission to improve outcomes.  Finally, we value each and every contribution and recognise that all alliance members have a role to play.

What do we offer? 

CPLD, courses and conferences

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) – interested in teaching? (NATSA ITT Partnership)

School to School Support and SLEs

Research and development

North Avon TSA’s partners:

School partners

Strategic partners

Abbeywood Community School                  (OAT)

Bradley Stoke Community School (OAT)

Brimsham Green School

Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy

Callicroft Primary School (OAT)

Castle School, Thornbury (CSET)                 

Charborough Road Primary School (OAT)

Charfield Primary School (CSET)

Chipping Sodbury School

Culverhill Special School               (ENABLE)                 

Downend School (CSET)

Filton Hill Primary School (OAT)

Lyde Green Primary School (CSET)

Mangotsfield School (CSET)

Marlwood School (CSET)

Meadowbrook Primary School (OAT)

New Horizons Learning Centre

New Siblands Special School (ENABLE)

Patchway Community College (OAT)

Severn Beach Primary School (CSET)

Stoke Lodge Primary School (OAT)

Winterbourne Academy (OAT)

Bristol University                                                 

Bath Spa University

Bristol Cathedral Choir School TSA

Cabot Learning Federation Institute

Great Western TSA

South Gloucestershire Local Authority

South Gloucestershire TSA

St Mary’s Redcliffe & Temple TSA

University of the West of England

The four Teaching School Alliances (TSAs) across South Gloucestershire work closely together to develop cohesive support across the authority. North Avon TSA frequently partner with Bristol Cathedral Choir School TSA and St Mary’s Redcliffe and Temple TSA to deliver training.                                                  

Contact us

Nature of query


For School to School Support and SLEs

Victoria Boynton, Director of Teaching School

Contact Form

Telephone: 01454 252085

Queries about a career in teaching or Initial Teaching Training (ITT) in the North Avon TSA

Jenny Sutton-Kirby and Cressida Inglis, Leads for ITT

Contact Form

Telephone: 01454 868 840

Queries related to CPD, courses and conferences

Victoria Boynton, Director of Teaching School

Contact Form

Telephone: 01454 252085

General enquiries about the Teaching School

Victoria Boynton, Director of Teaching School

Contact Form

Telephone: 01454 252085

To directly contact the Director of Teaching School

Victoria Boynton, Director of Teaching School

Contact Form

Telephone: 01454 252085

North Avon TSA secondary ITT schools include: Abbeywood Community School, Bradley Stoke Community School, Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, the Castle School, Downend School, Winterbourne Academy, Marlwood School, Mangotsfield School, Chipping Sodbury School and Patchway Community School.

Schools involved at primary level are: Bradley Stoke Community School Primary Phase, Callicroft Primary School, Charborough Road Primary School, Filton Hill Primary School, Meadowbrook Primary School, Charfield Primary School, Lyde Green Primary School and Stoke Lodge Primary School.

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