Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance

Teacher Subject Specialism Training Programme

If you would like to take part in the next TSST Programme (2017-2018) we are recruiting now. You may register your place online at the secure TTA Booking site HERE

In conjunction with The Blue School in Wells, Taunton Teaching Alliance has secured funding for free Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST). The training is for qualified teachers to re-train through school led subject specialism training.

We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to Rachael Fraser for her leadership of this programme and the staff of The Blue School in Wells who deliver the programme. Thank you also to Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater and Heathfield Community School in Taunton for also facilitating the twilight training sessions.

Taunton Teaching Alliance TSST Teacher Subject Specialism Training 2017-2018


The training enables an individual to teach up to GCSE level. 

Those eligible are:

a) Already qualified non-specialist teachers who could potentially teach Maths or Physics
b) Teachers who want to re-train as Maths or Physics Teachers

Please note that all participants must have a least a C grade at GCSE/GCE, though ideally a relevant A level. Also, some teaching experience in either Maths or Physics is desirable, though not essential.

There are up to 20 participant places on each Maths and Physics programme and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Download the TSST Course Handbook 2017-2018 for full details of the course:

TSST – Course Handbook 2017-2018

Please note that the TSST twilight training session dates and venues have not yet been finalised and are listed as TBC in the Course Handbook. This information will be confirmed with participants after the initial TSST Three-Day Conference which takes place at The Blue School in Wells: Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July 2017.

If you would like to take part in the next TSST Programme (2017-2018) we are recruiting now. You may register your place online at the secure TTA Booking site HERE

Please note, when completing the online booking form you must supply the following information:

Your School

Your School’s URN (Unique Reference Number)

The name of your school’s Headteacher

Your TRN (Teacher Reference Number)

Your main subject that you currently teach


All personal information is treated with utmost security. Please see the DfE’s Privacy Notice:

Privacy notice: Information for inclusion in your privacy notice for applicants/participants
How will we use your information?
The training you are applying for is part-funded by the DfE. DfE intends to evaluate the course and the potential benefits to those who participate in it as well as the wider education sector. To enable them to do this, we will provide the minimum information necessary to them to carry out their evaluation.
DfE (or a contracted organisation working on its behalf) may also:
  • Contact you to ask about your experiences of the training. Please note that, if contacted, you will be under no obligation to take part. If you do, you will not be identified in any results of the evaluation and you can ask not to participate, or change your mind, at any time
  • Link information you provide in your application form with other information about you which DfE already holds or to which it is lawfully permitted access. This is to identify (for example) what kinds of qualifications participants to this training go on to achieve, and how long they stay in teaching, without having to contact you repeatedly to ask you to update your information
Security and confidentiality
DfE’s use of the information we share with them (or its contracted partner) will have no influence on the outcome of your application or your participation in the training and DfE’s findings will not identify you or any other applicants/participants.
Any personal data shared with DfE will be handled securely and only accessed for the purposes of the evaluation of teacher training, recruitment and retention.
You can find more information about DfE at www.gov.uk/dfe.

Taunton Teaching Alliance TSST Presentation 2015-2016

I thought I was out of my depth but the tutors were so patient and helpful and the content was adjusted, so I soon felt more comfortable.” TSST Participant