School to School Support

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.


We have developed good capacity to support this work and now have a large number of:


  • Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) – supporting middle leadership development; curriculum development and teaching and learning
  • National Leaders of Education (NLEs) – serving headteachers able to offer a wide range of school improvement support
  • National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) – 3 experienced NLGs able to offer a wide range of support on school governance


We are aware how important it is for you to feel comfortable and confident with those colleagues offering support. Please be assured that they have all been through a rigorous application process and have been trained in coaching and school improvement skills.


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.