Creating Positive
Change Together

Believing every situation is unique and that 'one size will never simply fit all', SDSA provides capacity and expertise across the education sector, helping to create a future where every child can reach their full potential.


to building meaningful partnerships
and exceeding clients' expectations.



to supporting a school-led education
system and evolution of the sector.



team of values-driven education
specialists and project managers.

What We Do

Building on well-established project management principles, we take clients on a journey from conception through to sustainability. Our services are underpinned by a range of skills and expertise such as marketing, facilitation, branding, design, web development and data analysis. At SDSA, we continuously seek to refine our approach and ways of working to best support the evolving needs of the sector we serve.

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  • LEADING FOR LONGER Factors impacting on the turnover of Directors of Children’s Services

    A study to inform the sector about the factors that impact on the length of tenure of DCSs.
  • Derby Direction Working together for brighter futures

    Web enabling and mapping of Derby's universal, targeted and specialist inclusion support services.
  • Send local offer Animation Raising awareness of local SEND offer.

    Development of 12 diverse, engaging 2D animations each with a unique local authority identity.
  • Regional Leadership Programme Development programme for Children's Services Senior Leaders

    A multifaceted programme of leadership support for CYPS leaders across the East Midlands.
  • Derby schools Supporting city-wide school improvement priorities

    Building local partnership arrangements, communicating city-wide and connecting with local partners.
  • Boundary Leapers Stay positive. Work hard. Make it happen.

    Helping Year 11 students in Derby succeed through high quality focused lessons on GCSE topics.
  • Ambitious about inclusion Whole school approach to promoting inclusive education.

    Design, content development, build and dissemination of online training modules addressing common SEND training needs for schools.

Our Team

Our team work tirelessly behind the scenes to support the development of a school-led improvement system underpinned by the commitment that our clients’ outcomes become ours.

Clients and partnerships

Say hello

We'd love to hear how we might be able
to support your organisation, project or idea.

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