As we all continue to meet many challenges head on and adopt services previously provided by the Local Authority TDP are pleased to offer our schools support previously offered through the READS service, member schools are able to contact Ben Bishop and Sue Colin directly for advice and training throughout the year, they will prepare a bespoke service based on individual school needs.

These services are part of our schools TDP membership and have become an invaluable area of support.



Three years ago The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance was formed between Springbank Primary Academy, Rowanfield Junior School and Bishops Cleeve Primary Academy. In 2013 Pate's Grammar School was then designated as a Teaching School and this point, Pate's, The University of Gloucestershire, training provider Adfecto and Gloucestershire Local Authority joined them to form the Odyssey Teaching School Alliance. In 2015 All Saints Academy also joined our collaboration, along with Linden Primary School, Gotherington Primary School, Hester's Way Primary School, Warden Hill Primary School and Churchdown Junior School.

Managed and administrated by Pate's, the alliance currently works with a range of schools providing both support and opportunities for collaboration. We aim to not only provide training and support for our own alliance partners, but to identify and co-ordinate expertise across the county and beyond using best leaders and teachers to:

  • Lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
  • Lead the development of a school-led Initial Teacher Training (ITT) system
  • Provide support for other schools and designate and broker specialist leaders of education (SLEs)
  • Engage in Research and Development

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Ben Bishop - Behaviour Support Solutions


07793 279322

“Supporting schools to support pupils”

Behaviour Support Solutions Gloucestershire provides half-day training sessions on various issues of relevance to those working with pupils with behavioural, social and emotional needs.The training sessions have been designed for support staff working with children with behavioural, social and emotional needs.Each module includes a bespoke resource pack for use in school with children with behavioural, social and emotional needs.

“Whether you are seeking training, advice, consultation or someone to work directly with pupils in your school, Behaviour Support Solutions Gloucestershire can support your school and cluster teams to find the best possible solution for your pupils.

Our peripatetic service is characterised by a desire to work with schools to develop the best possible understanding of the needs of pupils and staff. Crucially, we can then support schools to implement the most effective solutions available.”

Sue Colin - Supporting Education and Families


Sue provides training through TDP to support schools in their work with Traveller Pupils.

Sessions are bespoke with hand outs and resources where appropriate, the sessions will look at;

  • Traveller culture and custom
  • Working with Traveller families
  • Improving attendance in traveller pupils

The training will also;

  • Broaden understanding
  • Enhance good practice
  • Help build home/school links
  • Sign post resources 

Apple Regional Training

We are pleased to be able to inform you that Tewkesbury C of E Primary School is now an Apple Regional Training centre.

Have you considered adopting or advancing the use of iPads in your school? This is completely free training to hep those who are considering iPads to enhance their pupils' learning and to improve the knowledge of those who have already started their iPad journey.

For more information please email

Future training opportunities will be emailed to schools within the partnership. 

Email to book your free place(s)