• 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 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. Please note, we only have a very small number of Primary places remaining.

  • 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 Clive Davies, Focus Education

    Don’t forget to book your places at the next partner meeting on Thursday 12 October 2017 (8am for a 8:30am start – 11:45am at Breadsall Priory). Clive will be talking about ‘Strategies for Increasing Pupil Resilience, Resourcefulness and Productivity’.

    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

  • Performance Management and Pay

    9-4pm on Wed 27 Sep 2017

  • RQT Year 2 Package (Session 1 of 6)

    1-4pm on Wed 27 Sep 2017

  • RQT Year 3 Package (Session 1 of 6)

    12:30-3:30pm on Fri 29 Sep 2017

  • SEND at KS1 and KS2 Programme (Session 2 of 6)

    1-4pm on Wed 04 Oct 2017

  • Teaching Reading and Writing at KS1 and 2 Programme (Session 2 of 6)

    1-4pm on Thu 05 Oct 2017

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