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The Devon Teaching School Partnership is an alliance of 47 primary and special schools in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Local Authority areas. 

The alliance has formed through the excellent track record of initial teacher training via the Devon Primary School Centered Initial Teaching Training (DPSCITT) which is led and governed by the schools. Our partnership has 2 lead Teaching schools (Newport Primary Academy and Elburton Primary) and has a mixed economy of schools; we have academies, academy chains, federations, church and community schools. The rural nature of Devon with its sparse population and market towns gives the partnership a focus to improve leadership, develop the next generation of leaders and to ensure that children are taught by outstanding teachers.

The partnership is committed to using existing strengths, forming new areas of expertise and working with other Teaching Schools to improve teaching and learning for all. There is a wide range of expertise within our Lead, Partnership schools and other Strategic partners which allows us to develop our strengths across the TS strands. We are able to offer tailored School to School Support with NLE, LLEs, SLE’s and a range of subject experts.

Our CPD/JPD portfolio is designed to meet the needs of our partners and wider alliance and we are able to support a range of training. As an Outstanding ITT provider we are keen to support all trainees in the first year of their career and beyond.  We offer a Newly Qualified Leaders of Learning course for NQTs and training for Recently Qualified Teachers.  We offer NPQML & SL courses and have NPQH, NPQML/SL hosting schools currently taking around 20 middle leaders through the NPQML each year which is integrated with SIARPs (School Improvement Action Research Projects) and is supported by our Coaching programme. 

Our interest in Research & Development and its impact on teaching & learning has meant that we are involved in a number of projects. Current projects include SEND, Primary National Curriculum, Computer Science, Lesson study and Coaching projects. We are also working with other Teaching Schools on the National LLE pilot.