Mid Kent Learning Alliance


The Mid-Kent Learning Alliance  (MKLA) was formed in response to the Schools White Paper (2010) which announced a national network of teaching schools modelled on the concept of teaching hospitals. Designated a National Teaching School Alliance in  March 2013 by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, we have been working to build capacity in order to deliver on the ‘Big 6’ the National Colleges priorities for Teaching Schools.

1.     lead the development of a school-led ITT system

2.     lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development

3.     Identify and develop Leadership potential

4.     Provide support for other schools

5.     Designate and broker Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs)

6.     engage in research and development

Teaching school alliances are part of the government’s drive to give schools more freedom and to take increasing responsibility for managing the school system. As well as offering training and support for schools within the alliance, teaching schools also support other schools and will identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers.

Who is part of the Alliance?

We are in a unique position in the sense that we have Primary, Cross Phase Special, Secondary and Higher Education Institutions represented within our Alliance. As a result of this strong foundation we have a group of schools with a genuine commitment to working together to deliver the very best development and support for schools.


Allington Primary School www.allington.kent.sch.uk

West Malling Primary School www.west-malling.kent.sch.uk


Holmesdale Technology College – www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk

Invicta Grammar School – www.invicta.kent.sch.uk

The Malling School www.themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

Valley Park School www.valleypark.kent.sch.uk


Bower Grove Special School - www.bower-grove.kent.sch.uk

For further information on MKLA and to read our latest news and apply for courses please visit our website www.mkla.org.uk or email admin@mkla.org.uk