Welcome to EKLA

Schools working collaboratively to raise standards

The East Kent Learning Alliance is a partnership of local secondary and primary schools.

Two of which are Teaching Schools – Kent Coastal Teaching School and EKLA Teaching School.

Our vision is to achieve school improvement through working collaboratively and to provide highly effective, relevant, affordable and accessible training and professional development opportunities for all staff (teaching and non-teaching) within schools across the area.

Our aims are:

•        To attract, recruit and train high calibre new entrants to the profession.

•        To provide targeted and bespoke training and professional development.

•        To further develop leadership within and across schools

•        To provide school to school support to help raise outcomes of young people

The type of training and support we can provide includes:

  • NPQML and NPQSL
  • Governor Training
  • Handwriting Success
  • School Reviews
  • Internships for aspiring Middle and Senior Leaders
  • Bespoke CPD

Each of our strategic partners: Dane Court Grammar School, King Ethelbert School, The Canterbury Academy, Herne Bay High School, Joy Lane Primary School, Herne CE Infant & Nursery School and Capel Le Ferne Primary School, have strong and effective working relationships with their clusters of schools.

We are always keen to develop our network of schools and colleagues that we work collaboratively with, so please contact us if you would like further information.

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Latest News

  • School Direct Applications - 2017 Start


    School Direct applications for September 2017 start with EKLA will open in October via UCAS 

  • Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day - Saturday 4th February


    Postgraduate Routes into Teaching Open Day


    Saturday 4 February, 10am-2pm


    Canterbury Christ Church University


    Augustine House, Canterbury Campus


    Come and discover the different training opportunities to become a teacher, including PGCEs and School Direct.


    On the day you can:



    • Speak to our expert tutors and find out which route is best for you

    • Gain advice on the application process

    • Hear talks on a range of subjects, including fees and bursaries



    Book your Open Day place at canterbury.ac.uk/inspire-a-generations