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The Dacorum Teaching School Alliance (DTSA), which is led by Dacorum Education Support Centre offers teacher training through the School Direct programme, a range of Continued Professional Development, Specialist Leaders of Education and a range of School-to-School Support Services as well as a variety of Research, Development oppurtunities. Our Alliance builds upon the excellent relationships and strong collaborative partnerships that have existed in Dacorum for many years and are a hallmark of the established ways of working within our schools.

The Dacorum Teaching School Alliance is based in and around Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley,  Berkhamsted and Tring. We are a growing alliance of  13 schools that collaborate effectively and are committed to improving the outcomes of all our students and diverse range of communities.

The Dacorum Teaching School Alliance has a unique set of features as it comprises not only the nine mainstream schools but also two all-through special schools, a county specialist provision for young people with EHC plans, and an education support centre that responds to young people who have been permanently excluded from school or are at risk of permanent exclusion.

Gaining Teaching School Alliance and further developing our partnership has been a natural evolution for the schools within the trust and provided a platform to further develop innovative practice through: research and training; identifying and developing leaders; providing a range of support to schools and ensuring that the next generation of teachers is the best generation of teachers.

Strategic Management Board

The vision and direction of the Dacorum Teaching School Alliance is governed by a Strategic Management Board, which comprises of delegate Headteacher from each of the sub divisions of the Dacorum Schools.

Edward Gaynor, Astley Cooper School represents the East Dacorum schools

Patrick Harty, Hemel Hempstead School represents the West Dacorum schools

Susannah Collings, Tring School represents the Berkamsted/Tring Schools

Trevor Orchard, Roman Fields represents the Dacorum Special Schools

Dr Stephen Pamm, DESC Chair of Management Committee

Sara Lalis, DESC Teaching School Headteacher

To register an interest in finding more about this programme please contact us.