Welcome to the North Devon Teaching School Alliance 


We are passionate about helping primary and secondary schools achieve outstanding and ensure the best possible outcomes for their pupils through collaborative working. We offer a wide range of services from full federation, through to collaborative working, courses and bespoke training or assistance with school improvement and governance.  Our highly trained Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) have experience working with individual teachers, students and TAs, middle and senior leaders as well as whole staff.

At the NDTSA we are committed about developing the next generation of teachers and leaders.

NDTSA Web ButtonDo you want to Train to Teach? We currently run the School Direct initial teacher training programme. So far 100% of our students have achieved employment on completion of the programme. Click the button for more information.

You can apply for school experience in our NDTSA Schools via the DFE School Experience Programme:

Secondary – Pilton Community College

The Park Community School

Braunton Academy &

Ilfracombe Academy

Primary – Woolacombe School

East the Water Community Primary School

Click here for more information

For further information on the bursaries available to help you Train to Teach click here

There is a local Train to Teach event being held at Park School, Barnstaple on 10/02/16 for further information click here

We are dedicated to continue this professional development from NQT and into leadership with a wide range of courses, CPD opportunities and research projects.

We have as part of the National Curriculum Readiness Project produced Primary English and Maths resources for all years from 1-6 click here to see these.

Please click on the links above to find out more about what we can offer you. Please see our last Newsletter:

If you are a leader of education either a Headteacher, Governor, School Business Manager or represent a Local Authority and would like to talk to one of our team members confidentially, to find out a little more then please feel free to contact us on email

We look forward to talking to you.

Sandy Brown – National Leader of Education (NLE)

Thank you for visiting the NDTSA website.  We have a proven track record of providing school to school support and have experience working with primary schools through challenging times, periods of change and transition and achieving outstanding.

The NDTSA has a breadth of experience with a range of professionals in teaching and learning, leadership and governance.  We are committed to supporting all schools in the process of continual development and in in achieving excellence in a time of change.

Please take the time to view our services.SBrown


Sandy Brown