KTSA School Direct


The Kernow (Cornish for Cornwall) Teaching School Alliance was formed in 2014, bringing together outstanding educational providers from all educational phases from Nursery to Post 16 and Higher Education. We are based in the beautiful county of Cornwall and have secondary and primary ITT partners across central Cornwall.
Whilst the School Direct programme is demanding there will be time to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer.

We are delighted to be in partnership with the internationally renowned Russell group University at Exeter.
All of our schools are experienced in delivering Initial Teacher Training with our HEI partner, the University of Exeter and have a passion for supporting new entrants into the profession. It is a stated aim of the KTSA to ‘grow our own’ whether that be NQT’s or future school leaders and whilst the programme does not offer guaranteed employment we would hope that you would be interested in beginning your career with us or returning to us at a later stage should the opportunity arise. Our partnership is led by Outstanding schools, Outstanding Leaders and Teachers and we are fortunate to be able to draw on this expertise to give you access to high quality training and support.

Our partnership has two designated Teaching Schools and a comprehensive school improvement programme. We are involved at the forefront of educational developments, supporting other schools, training future leaders and engaged in research, opening further opportunities to widen our ITT School Direct student
experience. We hope that you will want to find out more and look forward to welcoming you into the partnership.