• 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.

  • Primary and Secondary School Direct Teacher Training Places for Sept. 2018 now available

    DTSA’s School Direct ITT programme is designed and delivered in partnership with Derby University judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsed and offers QTS with PGCE and 60 masters credits. Your individual training experience will lead to you being deployed in schools which will offer you the best possible opportunities to succeed. We have a large number of schools from all phases and contexts that host students and nearly all get early job offers. Our students help shape the programme to meet their needs – their comments have included:

    ‘Amazing support from DTSA – always available to discuss any issues – always given good advice and has looked out for each and every one of us.’ ‘Working as a smaller group has been fantastic – the most important part of my year – the support I have had has been wonderful and pulled me through.’

    Please contact Frances on schoolsdirect@dtsa.org.uk for more detail.

  • DTSA Primary Packages of Support 2017-2018


    DTSA Packages of Support 2017-2018

    Please contact Lauren at lauren.derbyshire@dtsa.org.uk for further information and to discuss any specific CPD needs.

  • DTSA Termly Partner Morning Meeting with Dave Keeling, Independent Thinking

    Don’t forget to book your places at the next partner meeting on Thursday 8 March 2018 (8am for a 8:30am start – 11:45am at Breadsall Priory). Dave will be talking about ‘Invisible Teaching: Practical ways to create energy, openness and focus in the classroom’.

    “The most inspiring experience ever. Every teacher should have to attend one of David’s sessions during their career. Thank you for an enjoyable day!”

    Schools who have bought into the Partner Package ‘My DTSA’ are entitled to send up to three members of staff to this event. For more information please contact Lauren at lauren.derbyshire@dtsa.org.uk

  • DTSA Residential Leadership Conference 2017

    School Leadership: Knowing – Doing – Being
    Creating schools of value, innovation and learning

    Taking place on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November 2017 at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham.

    Keynote speakers include: Roy Leighton, Chris Quigley, David Carter, Julie Rees and Dave Smith. Please email lauren.derbyshire@dtsa.org.uk for more information.

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

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Maths Network Meeting

    1-4pm on Tue 21 Nov 2017

  • English Network Meeting

    9-12noon on Tue 21 Nov 2017

  • Maths Network Meeting

    1-4pm on Wed 22 Nov 2017

  • SEND at KS1 and KS2 Programme (session 5 of 6)

    1-4pm on Wed 22 Nov 2017

  • English Network Meeting

    9-12noon on Wed 22 Nov 2017

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