learning & growing together

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The Derby Early Years Teaching School (DEYTS) Alliance is a partnership of schools from across Derby City and beyond. By working together with a shared vision to make a significant impact upon Early Years and Primary teaching and learning.

DEYTS offers professional development for all school members, initial teacher training through the Schools Direct Programme, support with talent management and succession planning, commissions projects of school to school support and much more.


School Direct is a school-led teacher training course that gives a one year school based programme, run in conjunction with The University of Warwick, which allows you to be a part of the teaching team from day one..


Of our trainees over the last 3 years were awarded a final grade of outstanding or good.


Of our trainees rated their overall provision outstanding or good.


Of our trainees over the last 3 years have found employment in teaching.

Cpd PAckages

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NEEDU @The Hub

NEEDU @ the Hub (Networking Early Education in Derby) is a school driven CPD programme which offers high quality courses through experienced and recognised course leaders.  

DEYTS supports and now leads on this CPD programme and has a very close link with the School Headteachers to ensure that the programmes are shaped around school needs.

Early Phonics Programme

The Phonics Package is aimed at FS1 and FS2 practitioners, EYFS and Literacy Leaders. Practitioners working with older children where there is a higher level of literacy need may also wish to attend.

The Phonics Package will be made up of a combination of training and in-school support. Practitioners will also be asked to complete a Pre-Conditional Skills Checklist with all of the children they work with.



EAL Programme

Do you want to improve provision for your EAL and NtE learners?

Well this programme is for you!!

Suitable for a range of roles within your school: School leaders, teachers and teaching assistants responsible for EAL teaching.