Our Teaching School Alliance

In March 2013 DPTSA became the first Primary National Teaching School in Thurrock. This status allows us to offer professional development to schools in the area, as well as providing high quality training for our own staff. We are also involved in Initial Teacher Training (Teach Thurrock) ensuring new teachers are of the highest calibre.

As well as offering training and support, we identify and co-ordinate expertise in partner schools, using the best leaders and teachers to:

  • Work with other strategic partners, including universities (IOE) , to train new entrants to the profession
  • Lead peer to peer learning
  • Identify and nurture leadership potential
  • Provide support for other schools when needed