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About us

Welcome to Odyssey Teaching School Hub


Led by Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham, we are one of  the 2 designated Teaching School Hubs for Gloucestershire, looking after the schools and their teachers located in Gloucester, Tewkesbury and The Forest of Dean.


Based at and led by Pate's Grammar School, although very much working in partnership and collaboration, the  Odyssey Teaching School Hub is proud to bring together under one umbrella the expertise of many schools and educational organisations across the districts of The Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Tewkesbury, to collectively serve the needs of 140 schools, including primary, secondary, special and alternative provision, covering the full Early Years to KS5 age range. 

Odyssey Teaching School Hub has key responsibilities in the region for: 

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • ECF
  • Appropriate Body Services
  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

As a Hub, we are committed to joining with other Hubs to create a consistent approach across the South West and so we are therefore delighted to be  working closely with the Balcarras Teaching School Hub, who are the designated  lead for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds and Stroud.

Please take some time to explore all that we offer, and should you have any questions or want to know more, contact us at or 01242 538297.


Our aim is for one coherent and unified model for Gloucestershire, and that each Hub will serve as a 'one stop shop' for both teachers and schools in the region to collaborate, access CPD and support. 

Please contact us at to find out more about what we do and how we can help you in your teaching career.