Why Choose DTSA
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Why a School Direct route
with DTSA?

Developing Teachers Schools Academies (DTSA) are 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 trainee teachers within our alliance meet every half term to 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 and we are proud to say that 100% of our trainees have gone on to secure successful teaching positions.

Developing Teachers Schools Academies (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

  • We have a well-established partnership with the University of Derby enabling us to provide a well-balanced course of both academic development and practical teaching application.
  • We will ensure that each trainee is allocated an excellent mentor in their school to enable them to enhance their class teaching skills and knowledge on a graduated training programme. Our mentors attend regular network/training meetings (led by DTSA) to ensure they keep their skills up to date and for them to share good practices. Your relationship with your mentor is key and we carefully monitor the quality of mentoring by including taking feedback from trainees on the programme.
  • We encourage all our trainees to support each other – sharing ideas and experiences throughout the programme.
STEM Learning

Science Learning Partnership

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