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Five Rivers TSA strives to collaborate with alliance members to shape all our children’s futures with a view to ensuring that the children of Sheffield and beyond reach their full potential. Aiming for continual excellence ensures that the life chances of all our children across the region are enhanced.

Welcome to Five Rivers Teaching School Alliance 

Five Rivers TSA aims to help a diverse range of pupils using a wide range of teaching strategies underpinned by evidence-based practice. Five Rivers TSA is based in the north east of Sheffield at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy which has been awarded National Teaching School status. Over many years we have specialised in school to school support in different contexts, offering strategies to raise outcomes for all pupils. The alliance specialises in bespoke school to school support and a wide range of training opportunities in order to improve the life chances for all pupils. Five Rivers TSA has forged strong links with many other schools, academies, multi academy trusts, teaching schools and system leaders from all sectors of the education system.


Designation Cohort 10
Lead/Director Deborah Sanderson
Successful SSIF Bid R2: KS1 & KS2 Writing
Partnership Arrangements  SY Network
Twitter @FiveRiversTSA
Phase Primary

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



Research and development 

Subject specific improvement 

Supporting schools causing concern 


Visit the Five Rivers TSA website to find out more