School Improvement

DTSA is continuing to develop a wide range of in-school support that can be delivered in flexible and bespoke ways such as inputs to staff meetings, INSET days, in-school meetings, shared events with other schools (to keep costs down) or coaching for individual members of staff.


Colleagues are serving practitioners from good and outstanding schools in a range of contexts in both the city and the county. They face similar daily challenges to yours and all have a clear focus of ensuring the children get the very best opportunities to succeed in learning, whatever their starting point.

Network Meetings are a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance.

Pupil Premium

An opportunity to understand how Pupil Premium funding can be spent and the need to be fully aware of its impact on the performance of this group of pupils in the school. The need to evaluate spending and be well prepared for conversations with Ofsted.

Pupil Premium

Bespoke Service


Please contact for more information and prices.

Computing Network

Computing Network with DTSA

Date: To be confirmed

Venue: Online
Cost: £30


Practical Solutions To Everyday Pupil Behaviours with Jason Bangbala

The bottom line is that pupil behaviour in schools is a concern. In the report by Dr Joanna Williams, It Just Grinds You Down, it stated that:

  • 75% teachers said they had  to deal frequently with low level disruption in their lessons
  • 72% teachers knew a colleague that had left the profession due to poor pupil behaviour

These findings supported OFSTED’s previous observations which stated that:

  • Pupils lose at least 1 hour a day and 38 days within the academic year due to disruption in lessons
  • Having a calm and orderly environment in some classes in some schools was a lottery


During this interactive, down to earth and realistic ‘warts and all’ session, delegates will be provided with bespoke, specific, practical strategies that they can put back into their teaching the very next day.

These strategies will enable delegates to de-escalate and diffuse any inappropriate behaviour quickly, effectively and non-confrontationally. The practical strategies will also enable delegates to prevent any inappropriate behaviour to occur in the first place and create a positive climate for learning.

Jason Bangbala has worked in nearly every educational setting involving young people from prisons, to primary schools to the football Premier League. The session is therefore appropriate for all teachers working with pupils of all ages and in all educational settings.

Date: 22 June 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 9.45am – 12.15pm
Cost: £95


Apply for a £50 bursary and pay just £45*

  • Book onto the course using the link below and pay the fee of £95 to STEM Learning (new users will first need to register with STEM Learning here)
  • Email with your name, school and title of the course.
  • You will receive an email confirming eligibility for the bursary of £50
  • Complete the course and within 6 weeks the bursary will be sent to your school by STEM Learning


* 1 bursary per school. Limited availability, so book early to avoid disappointment. The bursary is granted by STEM Learning after completion of the course. Non-attendance will incur the course fee and forfeit the bursary.

Maths Network

Subjects for discussion in Maths Network meetings will include:

  • Covid Recovery
  • Journey to Mastery
  • Latest subject developments
  • Signposting to new relevant research or guidance
  • Signposting to quality resources
  • Methods and techniques for teaching specific topics


Should circumstances allow, this meeting may move to a physical meet-up. We will keep you informed of any changes.

Maths Network with DTSA

Date: 29 June 2021

Venue: Online
Cost: £30

Further Primary and Secondary Science, Computing and Maths Courses

View here in Science Learning Partnership.