Welcome to the Kernow Teaching School Alliance

The Kernow (Cornish for Cornwall) Teaching School Alliance was designated in 2014, and is an alliance of schools and colleges across the coastal & rural county of Cornwall. The breadth and depth of experience of our partners spans all educational phases and sectors, from Nursery to Post 16 and Higher Education. If you would like to work with us to help to ‘grow our next generation’ then we  look forward to hearing from you.

Train to teach with the KTSA
Its not too late to apply to train to teach in 2016. We still have places on our Secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) School Direct PGCE programme (non salaried).  You can search for our places under the Kernow Teaching School Alliance. For subject vacancies please click the link below
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Are you thinking about applying for teacher training this year to start in 2017

We are running a series of twilight sessions for ITT applicants in October & November 2016

We can help to support you  – click here for more details



School to School Support & Training

The academies that have worked together under the banner of the KCT are now organised into three multi academy trusts. These 12 academies are still working closely together but in association with the Kernow Teaching School Alliance.

We ensure improvement in our academies by working with pupils to enhance their learning, and by forging positive relationships with teachers to produce resilient, confident, capable and self-assured learners. The opportunities for school improvement, training and development and career progression are paramount across the trusts.

The leaders of the MATs and the KTSA will work closely with headteachers and governing bodies to strengthen leadership skills through concentrated work with all school staff

  • We are a learning partnership and our core focus is Teaching & Learning
  • We all work together to ensure that more children receive an outstanding education
  • Our positive outcomes are a result of a successful journey from pre School settings through Early Years and the five Key stages
  • Every child deserves the best and the we are committed to providing it

The KTSA & KCT deliver a comprehensive School Improvement Service which is open to all schools. We can offer bespoke support and training at EYFS/FS, KS1-5 , Academy Conversion & Business Management. Schools are also able to purchase a comprehensive school improvement package.

KCT homepage

KCT School Improvement Offer Brochure