Teacher Subject Specialism Training

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Here at DTSA/Derbyshire SLP we are running two PHYSICS TSST courses in Derby and Chesterfield (in conjunction with Sheffield SLP)

Physics TSST courses aim to improve the physics subject’s knowledge of teacher that are returning to teaching physics and experienced teachers that need to improve their physics teaching skills or who are new to teaching physics.

Our TSST course is run by experienced trainers who enable non-specialist teachers to take on teaching physics as an additional specialist subject or to become a physics specialist teacher only. Our programme uses the skills and expertise of experienced Physics specialists to provide extensive and thorough CPD experience and is designed to increase the subject knowledge of participants and their confidence to deliver across the 11-16 age range.


Access eight sessions of training at no cost, with online support and all centrally funded with a £750 bursary!

Each session will focus on a particular strand of Physics, focusing on practical ideas and activities as well as pedagogical approaches, tips and strategies for successful learning.

Chellaston Academy, Derby  Whittington Green, Chesterfield
18/10/2018 9am – 4pm 29/11/2018 9am – 4pm
20/11/2018 12 – 4pm 17/12/2018 12 – 4pm
12/12/2018 12 – 4pm 23/01/2019 12 – 4pm
24/01/2019 12 – 4pm 15/02/2019 12 – 4pm
13/02/2019 12 – 4pm 13/03/2019 12 – 4pm
12/03/2019 12 – 4pm 02/04/2019 12 – 4pm
04/04/2019 12 – 4pm 26/06/2019 12 – 4pm
08/07/2019 9am – 4pm 12/07/2019 9am – 4pm

For more information and to book please contact Anna Cummings

Email: finance@dtsa.org.uk

Telephone: 01332 706806

Other eligibility criteria

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  • Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are eligible.
  • Primary teachers are only eligible if they will be teaching year 7/8 pupils as part of cross-school key stage 2/3 collaboration (for example in a multi-academy trust (MAT)) or if they have firm plans to convert from primary to a secondary teaching post.
  • Participants who are members of and have been awarded qualified teacher learning and skills status (QTLS) by the Society for Education are eligible for the programme if they have firm plans to teach a teacher subject specialism training subject in a secondary school or sixth-form college.
  • Supply teachers and peripatetic teachers are eligible only if they do not have a contract with a school and are committed to returning to a permanent post in a secondary school or sixth-form college.
  • Teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) working in academies are eligible for the programme.
  • Participants may undertake a second teacher subject specialism training programme only where they can show that it will lead to an increase in their teaching hours in that subject. This will be by exception and DfE will consider this on a case-by-case basis.
  • Overseas trained teachers should be resident and eligible to work in the UK, and actively seeking a post in secondary school or sixth-form college.

Ineligible participants

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Participants who are not eligible include:

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees
  • Higher Level Teaching assistants (HLTAs)
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) and other support staff
  • Teachers from independent schools
  • Further Education (FE) teachers