Who We Are


Kernow Teaching School Alliance (KTSA) is a committed and principled group of people who share a common vision:
We have a shared moral purpose to get the best possible outcomes for all the children and young people in our care, no matter what their starting points in life are;
We support and challenge ourselves and our staff, to have the highest expectations, to be outstanding practitioners, to reflect on our practice and to commit to continuous improvement;

We work collaboratively to share our knowledge and expertise in the clear belief that everyone can be outstanding;
We value and provide the highest quality training and professional development for everyone, from their early careers, through to Headship, Executive Headship and wider system leadership;

All our training is rigorously quality assured; will achieve the best value for money and will have a positive impact on the life chances of our children and young people.

Sarah Karkeek
Interim CEO Newquay Education Trust

Jennie Walker
Executive Principal Atlantic
Centre of Excellence


Rob Gasson
CEO & Executive Principal
Acorn Academy Cornwall


Robin Cowen
CEO of The Learning Academy Trust