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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



Please follow the 'Courses' tab above to find further details of the DTSA professional learning programmes, services and research priorities for 2017-18.  Programme outlines of some of our most popular courses can be found in the 'Documents' area below.

Please email for further information.

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Guy Claxton Launches #DASP2017 Learning Innovation Conference

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30 October 2017, Thomas Hardye School:  This year's DTSA-DASP Learning Conference was attended by 350 teachers from across the partnership as well as an impressive line-up of guests, including Professor Guy Claxton, Tom Sherrington, Amjad Ali, Nina Jackson, Stephen Lockyer, Ted Bradshaw and Jules Daulby.  A series of excellent seminars on a range of topics were also offered by colleagues from across DASP.


Upcoming Events & Dates for Your Diary:

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Are you ready for GDPR? Our training day contains all you need to know to make sure your school is compliant with the new data protection legislation.  Free to DTSA schools; just £50 per person for non-DTSA schools (includes lunch): 

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Please see the Documents area (left) for our downloadable brochure and booking form. 

For further information on all our First Aid & Health & Safety training opportunities, please email DTSA specialist trainer, Kieran Williams: 



​DTSA Professional Learning for TAs 

Numeracy Across the Curriculum 

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