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Effective communications

In achieving our aims, the TDA strives to ensure our activities do not place unnecessary demands on our partners and stakeholders.

In our work to eliminate bureaucracy, we support and are supported by the Implementation Review Unit – an independent body set up to reduce bureaucracy in schools, and the Higher Education Regulation Review Group. We are also co-signatories to the sector-wide Protocol on Data Sharing and Rationalisation from the Department for Education (DfE).

The TDA has a dedicated team of communications specialists who ensure we only send you the information you need, through the channels you prefer, and that the information you get from us is clear and meaningful.

If you have any comments about our communications with you, please contact Corporate Communications.

Reducing the burdens of inspection

The TDA works to reduce the burdens placed on many initial teacher training (ITT) providers.

Collecting data

Find out how we collect information to design and deliver our services.

Handling personal information

Find out how we handle and look after your data.



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