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​Welcome to the Dorset Teaching School Alliance website.  We are a relatively new Teaching School Alliance (established in March 2016), but we have been working together as a partnership of schools for 25 years (the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership – DASP).  Our alliance consists of fourteen first schools, three middle schools, an upper school and a learning centre.  We also collaborate closely with the Dorset Studio School and with neighbouring Teaching School Alliance, TADSS (Teaching School Alliance of Dorset Special Schools). 

Our aim is to develop the very best learning opportunities for staff and students through a collaborative approach to professional learning and research.

DTSA offers a wide range of opportunities in the following areas:

-Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

-Continuing Professional Learning

-Leadership Development

-School to School Support

To keep up to date with everything we're doing, follow us on Twitter:  @DTSA2016

Meet the DTSA team

Laura Cheney (Assistant Headteacher and TSA lead, specialising in ITT, coaching & school to school support) 

Tim Ennion (Assistant Headteacher and TSA lead, specialising in CPD, leadership & school to school support)

Emma James (ITT & NQT specialist)

Vicky Needham (CPD specialist)​

Phil Eadie (Director of Maths & ​Maths SLE)

Xavier Fabreguettes (Maths SLE)

Mike Foley (Headteacher and NLE, specialising in everything!)


What can we offer you?

Please follow the 'Courses' tab above to find further details of the DTSA professional learning programmes, services and research priorities for 2020-21.  Programme outlines of some of our most popular courses can be found in the 'Documents' area below.

Please email for further information about any of our courses.

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DTSA Leadership Development 

New leadership programme for 20-21:

Leading Learning

Building authentic ​leadership for real change

This new programme will support you to identify and develop the skills and attributes needed to support colleagues, empower teams and bring about worthwhile change.  Whether you are an ambitious classroom teacher, aspiring subject leader or looking to join a senior team, this programme will equip you with the knowledge, strategies and confidence to successfully lead authentic, lasting change. 

Further details in the 'documents' section to the left, or email


DTSA Maths SLE, Phil Eadie, Becomes Accredited NCETM PD Lead

DTSA Maths specialist, Phil Eadie, has successfully completed the Secondary PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme and is now an NCETM Accredited PD Lead.

Being an NCETM Accredited PD Lead means that Phil has been formally recognised for his in-depth design and planning of professional development for teachers.  Phil is now part of a network of accredited PD Leads with access to the dedicated online NCETM Accredited PD Lead community.  Phil has also been listed in the Accredited PD Leads section of the NCETM CPD Providers' Directory.

Well done Phil!



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