What do our trainees say?

"I have recommended KITE to multiple people in Cornwall already! The KITE training experience has been so valuable, and I feel that I have learnt so much. The team are supportive and there is a wealth of knowledge being passed on to us from within Kernow Learning and beyond!"

Rebecca Dunning (2021-to date)

"I chose KITE because they were highly recommended to me by a number of teachers whose opinion I respected and valued - they were not wrong! From the outset, the KITE team were friendly and approachable, and always available to chat or reply to emails promptly. In addition to receiving many excellent training sessions delivered by a range of experts, I have experienced two fantastic placements in local schools with inspirational teachers and children. This has provided many opportunities to observe great teaching and learning, whilst being able to develop my own practice in a safe and supportive space. Overall, the KITE experience has been thoroughly positive and invaluable in preparing me for life as a teacher."

Naomi Mace (2020-2021)

“The support from the Kernow Learning schools has been brilliant. I have been able to work with specialists in different subject areas, as well as assessment and SEND. The members of KITE that I have encountered so far have been friendly and approachable which has allowed me to seek support and guidance throughout my training… I felt prepared to enter each stage of my training ready to take on new challenges… I was able to speak with members of KITE about any worries or anxieties that I felt, and this enabled me to enter my placement knowing that I had support behind me... The pastoral care is something that has allowed me to overcome any challenging situations and to really put the best version of myself forward as a professional in education.”

Nicola Mc Nally (2020-2021)

'The hands-on experience and the coaching delivered by experienced practitioners regarding how to teach, have been invaluable. The regular training sessions and practical tips on top of full-time school placements, have enabled us all to really understand how children learn. The support provided by the KITE team has been fantastic. The practical training sessions have really helped us to develop our teaching skills. As a career changer, I wanted to be given strategies that really work in the classroom and encourage progression - KITE provided this in abundance."

Emma Relton (2020-2021)