Affinity TSA

Affinity TSA is a purposeful school improvement partnership supporting schools in Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland. We play an active role in local and regional school improvement activity and believe firmly in giving children the opportunity to learn without limits.

Welcome to Affinity Teaching School Alliance 

Affinity TSA (c/o Discovery Schools Trust) is a cohort one TSA working with 30 schools in the South
of the East Midlands. We have extensive experience in all areas of the Big 3 and since 2011 we have
helped establish two other local TSAs in the area. We have great practice in ITT and NQT development
becoming a SCITT in 2014 and subsequently being graded Outstanding in November 2017 by Ofsted.
We offer partner schools a comprehensive research informed CPDL offer and are the lead school for
SSIF Round 2 funding for the county and city focusing on reading improvement. We are strategic partners of Inspiring Leaders and support the strategic development and delivery of NPQ programmes.  We have a robust S2S model and experience of working a range of schools. We play an active role in regional developments and are advocates of the school led system.


Designation Cohort 1
Lead/Director James Brown
Successful SSIF Bid R2: Reading/Phonics/KS1-2 Transition
Partnership Arrangements EM Strategy Group
Twitter @affinityts
Phase Primary 

As stated in the Regional Anthology for June 2018, we are especially good at;




NQT Development 

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing 


Visit the Affinity TSA website to find out more