Within the alliance we share the Kyra vision that we will harness our collective professionalism, expertise, and moral purpose, to ensure no one is left behind, and every school and individual in our partnership thrives – to the benefit of all children. We are ambitious for children.

Welcome to Kyra Teaching School Alliance 

The KYRA ‘DNA’. Our ‘promises’ to each other:

Ambitious for children: always setting the bar high, even if it makes us feel uncomfortable, because by working together anything is possible.
A learning community: constantly understanding our needs and identifying best practice and research to generate a professional learning community. We are not afraid of asking for help, nor are we reserved in offering support and expertise wherever we can.
Builders of social capital: starting with the premise: ‘what can we give?’ rather than ‘what can we
get?’ generates a rich community of mutual-support and professional generosity.
Quality and impact: holding ourselves to account with clear aims and targets that clearly link to children’s outcomes. As contributors, we will be open to the scrutiny of others, knowing that accountability and review is key to the continued success of any learning community.
Celebrating diversity: respecting the diversity of schools and members across our alliance. Seeing this as a strength whilst ensuring no one is excluded or left behind. Moral Purpose: committed to the success of children and adults in all of our schools. Our opportunity is to achieve something truly transformational that translates into a better education system for all. We celebrate the successes of our partners as we would our own.


Designation Cohort 2
Lead/Director Helen Barker
Successful SSIF Bid

R1: EY - KS2 Literacy

R3: KS1, KS2, SEND

Partnership Arrangements  EM Strategy Group
Twitter @KYRAteaching
Phase EYFS, Primary

As stated in the Regional Anthology for June 2018, we are especially good at;



Research and development 

NQT Development 

Senior Leader Development 

Supporting schools causing concern 


Visit the Kyra Teaching School Alliance website to find out more