About Us

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Kernow Initial Teacher Education (KITE) is a committed and principled group of schools and professionals who share a common vision. KITE have a shared, moral purpose which aims to get the best possible outcomes for all the children and young people, no matter what their starting points in life are.

KITE is led by Trenance Learning Academy which is not only an 'outstanding' infant school, but is also a DfE English Hub, DfE Teaching School Hub (only 87 in the country!) and is proud to be a designated Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Associate Research School in Partnership with Mounts Bay Academy (Cornwall Associate Research School).

Trenance is part of the Kernow Learning Multi-Academy Trust which consists of 20 primary schools which are situated across Cornwall, all of which are committed to fully supporting the teacher training programme on offer.

KITE’s central team and training facilities, are situated in the coastal town of Newquay, at St Columb Minor School. The training facilities are conveniently situated approximately 15 minutes away from the A30 and 10 minutes away from the coast which offers a number of golden beaches, bars and breath taking walks.

We work in partnership with several Trusts and schools across Cornwall, which include Kernow Learning (20 primary schools), CELT (9 primary schools) and WAVE (alternative provision), The Special Partnership Trust (Special Schools) and a number of maintained primary schools across the county. Like KITE, all partner schools are fully committed to the ethos of ‘growing our own teachers.’ Collectively we work hard to ensure that every trainee leaves us feeling confident and are competent as they enter the teaching profession.

If you are a graduate, who would like to live and train to be a primary school teacher in the beautiful county of Cornwall, then we would like to hear from you!

We are seeking individuals who want to make a difference and are fully committed to improving the outcomes and lives of all pupils. You need to be energetic, hard working, organised, creative and inspiring! Successful applicants will begin their training in September 2023.

If you would like to read and hear what the trainees have to say about their experiences with us, then please visit the testimonial page!