Why Choose DTSA

“Very supportive staff and will be involved as and where needed. They know the system and process so give great advice and bring in the right level of specialists to assist your understanding.  Thank you to everyone involved at DTSA. You’ve been able to teach an old dog new tricks!”

Chris Peach, Primary Programme 2022-2023.

Why train with DTSA?

Developing Teachers Schools Academies (DTSA) has been providing ITTE training for over 10 years, our programme is led by subject specialists who are Fellows of the Chartered College of Teaching (FFCT) https://www.chartered.college

DTSA is committed to high quality training that impacts on the learning experiences of every child’s education. We have worked closely with the University of Derby to design and develop an innovative Initial Teacher Training & Education programme linked with our specialism of high-quality teaching in a variety of educational settings.

All Beginner Teachers (BTs) on our programme engage with our enhanced and enriched curriculum. This is delivered by outstanding practitioners from our schools and is an opportunity for you to consider your development as a teacher and reflect upon practice within different settings. Past trainees have found these sessions invaluable.

DTSA has strong links with the Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the Derbyshire area and is uniquely placed to offer training at Primary level on Science to help with the course content and practical ideas for teaching. This is important in securing a teaching post within the Derby and Derbyshire area because of our strong STEM economy.

  • The course is a full time practical course learning in school, working with experienced teachers.
  • We offer very good academic and pastoral support for all our trainees throughout the whole course.
  • We include high quality professional dialogue with you to ensure the course matches your experience and development requirements.

“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.”

Many Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a teacher are answered at: http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/faqs/becoming-a-teacher.aspx

What our students have to say…

University of Derby

University of Derby

You’re on the threshold of making one of the most important decisions of your life – to teach!

Train to teach at Derby and you’re on your way to a worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable career in Teaching, one where you can truly make a difference. With a rich heritage of teacher training dating back 165 years, we’re a major provider of newly qualified teachers in the East Midlands.

We have a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident, and forward-thinking teachers. Our teaching courses are highly regarded, with Ofsted awarding us an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Primary and Further Education and Skills provision demonstrated by our consistently high performing Education courses.

Practical teaching experience lies at the heart of all of our teacher training courses. High-quality placements in different educational settings will build your skills in the classroom and you’ll benefit from the support of expert mentors throughout. We have partnerships with over 400 schools, supporting a breadth and depth of experiences.

At Derby, you’ll discover exciting teacher training courses which will prepare you to teach the age group of your choice – primary, secondary and post-14 learners. Whether you’re embarking on your first degree, or you’re ready to study one of our PGCE courses, we offer a choice to suit you.

STEM Learning

Science Learning Partnership

Free science training at Primary level on Science to help with course content and practical ideas for teaching.