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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 2019-20.  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 Opportunities 19-20

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


Cultivating informed curiosity for supporting SEMH needs

Jules Daulby & Mike Armiger

A fantastic CPD opportunity for class teachers, SENDCos, mental health leads and support staff.  See 'Documents' section for full details.

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First Aid & H&S Courses 2019-20

Book on to one of our professional development courses that give your staff the right knowledge and skills to protect your organisation, reduce risks and help those in need!

We are now accepting bookings on First Aid and Health & Safety training for 2019-20

We are offering the following courses:

First Aid at Work / Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid for Schools / Sports

Basic Life Support & Refreshers

Defibrillator Training

Anaphylaxis Awareness

Health & Safety Basics

Fire Safety / Marshal

Manual Handling


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 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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