• DTSA is a broad and inclusive multiple Alliance of schools from all phases.

    We are part of a not for profit Charitable Trust and we care deeply about improving learning for all. We believe that every child in every class, in every school deserves the best teaching and learning.

    Realising moral purpose for us is about sharing and giving back – a sustained focus on developing open and trusting collaboration that contributes to ‘raising the bar and closing the gap’ in achievement for all children and especially those from disadvantaged groups.

  • Application window now open for Primary and Secondary School Direct Places for Sept. 2017

    DTSA’s ITT programme is designed and delivered in partnership with local universities and offers QTS with PGCE and 60 masters credits. Please note that you are not applying to work at a specific school. Your individual training experience will lead to you being deployed in the schools which we feel will offer you the best possible opportunities to complete your training successfully. We have a large number of schools from all phases and contexts that host students.

  • DTSA Primary Packages of Support

    April 2016 – March 2017

    The new programme is now available to download:

    DTSA Packages of Support 2016-2017

    Please contact Nicola at booking@dtsa.org.uk for further information and to discuss any specific CPD needs.

  • Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner to speak at DTSA annual conference 10 and 11 November 2016 at Eastwood Hall

    We are pleased that Sir David will be joining our excellent line up of speakers including;

    • Hywell Roberts, Associate Director of Independent Thinking
    • Dave Harris, MD, Independent Thinking
    • David Hodgson, Independent Thinking
    • Leora Cruddas, Director of Policy ASCL
    • John Stephens, Deputy Director NCTL
    • Carolyn Robson, Vice Chair National teaching Schools Council
    • Ian Mcmillan, Poet and Broadcaster

    There will also be a range of practical workshops and a pupil performance.

    Places are filling fast. Contact booking@dtsa.org.uk to secure your places.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Middle Leaders – Day 2

    9:00am - 4:00pm on Tue 01 Nov 2016

  • RQT – Year 2 Package – Day 2

    1:00pm - 4:00pm on Wed 02 Nov 2016

  • DTSA Annual School Leaders Residential Conference – Day 1

    9:00am - 4:00pm Please see full programme for further information. on Thu 10 Nov 2016

  • DTSA Annual School Leaders Residential Conference – Day 2

    9:00am - 4:00pm Please see full programme for further information. on Fri 11 Nov 2016

  • Art Network

    1:00pm - 4:00pm on Wed 16 Nov 2016

Schools in our partnership

Logos of the schools in our partnership

Latest Updates and Resources

Our latest primary and secondary DTSA Updates can be downloaded here

Annual Packages of Support

Our latest support packages and programmes can be downloaded here

Colleagues working with us

SLEs; LLEs; NLEs and associates working with DTSA



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