What We Do

The SDSA has a core team and a growing range of expert associates who provide a flexible, high-quality service. We work with you to build the support and services that best meet your setting’s needs.

The SDSA is well known for:

  • Initiating and building honest partnerships
  • Leading and managing high impact projects
  • Organising high-quality professional development programmes

We pride ourselves on our affordability, flexibility and quality of delivery. Our team possesses the specialist expertise and experience to make us an obvious and unique partner for schools.

In this section you can browse all of our current projects and services. If you are interested in discussing how we might tailor these projects to suit your individual needs then please get in touch.

The SDSA is regularly commissioned to support individual or groups of schools to work collaboratively, building professional partnerships leading to sustainable improvement. We have a proven track record of contributing to positive outcomes for children and young people.

We work under the guiding principle and belief that for every student, in every school, every teacher matters.

Projects & Services


System Wide School Improvement Programmes

The SDSA plays a co-ordinating role with several large communities of schools to create, co-ordinate and deliver programs or school improvement to address their identified priorities.

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Support for Teaching Schools

The SDSA has a growing portfolio of work to provide business support and extra capacity and co-ordination to Teaching Schools to enable them to fulfil their growing mandate.

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NQT Recruitment Pools

The SDSA manages Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) recruitment pools for communities of schools to attract and recruit the very best NQT's. The process includes advertising, booking interviews, the co-ordination of local headteachers and deputies to lead the interviews and the management of an online shortlisting facility for schools to select the best candidates.

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Initial Teacher Training

The SDSA supports Initial Teacher Training (ITT) partnerships to develop a joint approach within their local area to increase the supply and quality of new entrants to the profession.

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DID YOU KNOW? We also offer bespoke learning solutions for individual needs and demands.

If you are interested in discussing how we might tailor these projects to suit your individual needs the please get in touch.

Additionally, you can download a copy of our brochure to learn more.

For more information or to work with us call 0116 299 5942 or office@sdsa.net