A trip down the road for an Art Lesson in Cornwall
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The Peninsula Teaching School Partnership (PTSP)

The Peninsula Teaching School started in September 2011 as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools across England, the first in Cornwall and at that time one of only four in South West England. Following changes in headship at both Pool Academy and Penrice Academy the Teaching School was re-designated by NCTL in July 2017.

From the beginning the aim of the Teaching School has been to be inclusive, to develop new leaders, train new teachers and catalyse the flow of good practice from school to school. We aim to improve the quality of teaching across the alliance, to foster high aspirations for your young people and to support each other. The core of the Teaching School is two outstanding academies located 25 miles apart but who work extremely well together. Pool Academy is located in the Camborne – Pool – Redruth ‘mini conurbation’ and has around 1000 students. Penrice Academy is in St Austell and has around 1400 students. Within our Teaching School alliance are a network of around ten good and outstanding primary and secondary schools who all contribute to the work of the Teaching School.


Aims and Achievments of our Teaching School Partnership

The purpose of the Peninsula Teaching School (PTS) Partnership is;

  1. To encourage new entrants to the profession through provision of school experience and support of Initial Teacher Training
  2. To support Newly Qualified Teacher’s (NQTs) through work as an  Appropriate Body
  3. To improve Teaching, Learning and Outcomes across the alliance and wider Cornish Schools through Continued Professional Development
  4. To develop Outstanding leaders for Cornish Schools
  5. To encourage succession planning and talent spotting for the next generation of school leaders
  6. To designate Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)
  7. To facilitate Research and Development