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  • Learn-AT Welcomes Jane Jones - New Trust CEO

    Published 08/04/24

    We are delighted to welcome Jane Jones to Learn Academies Trust today as she takes on the role of the new Trust CEO. A graduate of Law from Cambridge University, Jane had a thriving 18-year legal career in both public and private sectors. Transitioning to the education field six years ago, Jane's passion lies in children's education and well-being. Her goal is to work collaboratively with the Trust's senior leaders to create a positive, nurturing, and inclusive primary school experience for students. Jane is dedicated to challenging and supporting students to achieve their full potential, empowering them to confidently pursue present and future opportunities with courage and optimism.

    We very much look forward to having her on board at the head of the Learn-AT team.

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  • Wings of Peace Memorial Service at All Saints CE Wigston

    Published 06/02/24

    After welcoming All Saints CE Primary School to our Trust recently, we were privileged to be invited to join them at their annual Wings of Peace Service, to remember the lives of the 6 Polish airmen whose plane crashed on the school site 78 years ago.

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  • Learn-AT welcomes more new schools

    Published 02/02/24

    We are delighted to welcome All Saints CE Primary School, Hope Hamilton CE Primary School, Houghton-on-the-Hill CE Primary School and Richard Hill CE Primary School to our Learn-AT family - taking the total number of member schools to nineteen.

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  • CEO Appointment

    Published 10/01/24

    Learn-AT is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jane Jones as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jane will join Learn-AT at Easter 2024, following the retirement of Stef Edwards, the founding Trust Leader.

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  • Welcome Scalford CE Primary School

    Published 01/12/23

    We are delighted to welcome Scalford CE Primary School today.

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  • Positive Ofsted outcome for Bottesford

    Published 30/11/23

    Bottesford CE Primary School has retained its 'Good' status after a recent Ofsted inspection

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  • Bishop Opens New School Hall

    Published 20/11/23

    We were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Loughborough, The Rt Reverend Saju Muthulaly, to our trust school Thrussington CE Primary School on Friday, where he officially opened their fantastic brand-new school hall. The beautiful new building provides a much-improved learning environment for all children, who will benefit from its use as a sports venue, dinner hall, assembly space and wraparound care site, amongst other things.

    The superb facilities, which the hard-working PTFA helped to fund, also include a wonderful sensory space, which has been dedicated to school governor Mr Patrick Rendall MBE and also honours Mrs Frances Rendall who gave so much support to the school during her 16 years as a governor.

    Headteacher Mrs Roddy said; 

    Our new hall is such a special space; being able to come together as a whole school community is something that we haven’t been able to do in school before. We can’t wait to use it for lunchtimes, P.E. and after-school clubs.

    A huge thank you to the team at R1Construction who joined us for the opening ceremony, along with pupils, staff, parents, governors and local villagers. The school community is now looking forward to enjoying the new hall and the benefits it brings for many years to come.


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  • Learn-AT seeks new CEO

    Published 17/10/23

    Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) is seeking an outstanding individual to take on the role of CEO, leading delivery of our mission to provide an excellent education for all our children. 

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  • New Learn-AT Schools

    Published 03/10/23

    Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) was delighted to welcome three new schools on 1st October - Bottesford CE Primary School, Thrussington CE Primary School and Queniborough CE Primary School - taking the total number of member schools to fourteen. Learn-AT's schools, a mixture of Church of England and Community Academies, work closely together to share expertise and support each other. 

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  • New Partnership with the National Institute of Teaching

    Published 02/10/23

    Learn-AT Press Release for Associate College of National Institute of Teaching 

    Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT) is delighted to announce the confirmation of a new and exciting partnership with the National Institute of Teaching. Learn-AT has successfully applied to become an Associate College with the National Institute working across the East Midlands. 

    Through Learn-AT Professional, the Trust has a substantial track record of providing high-quality, research-informed professional learning programmes as part of both regional and national partnerships. The National Institute’s vision of a school system that nurtures the talents of teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers so that they can provide children with a world-class education is closely aligned with Learn-AT's mission and values. The Institute’s commitment to being evidence-led and to evaluating its contribution to teacher development resonates with the Trust’s approach to professional development and school improvement. 

    The NIoT formally opened in September 2022 and is run by the School-Led Development Trust (SLDT), founded by the Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Oasis Community Learning and Star Academies. Critical to the design and delivery of NIoT programmes are the regional ‘Associate Colleges’ and Learn-AT is proud to be designated an Associate College and Delivery Partner for the National Institute of Teaching. The Trust will be joining a network of fifteen other school trusts which span the country as well as a consortium of specialist partners. 

    Steve Roddy, Director of Education for Learn-AT said, “We are delighted to assume our role as Associate College for the NIoT, delivering programmes across the region to support ongoing teacher development. We are keen to ensure that our programmes capture, exemplify and share the lived experience of teachers and leaders.  

    A significant strength of this partnership with the NIoT will be providing participants with opportunities to build and share knowledge in ways that are respectful of their time, and above all, develops them as confident, expert teachers and leaders to serve the pupils in their schools.”  

    Regional Principal Tristan Kirkpatrick of the NIoT said: “We are alive to the challenges that schools are facing right now, and we’re keen to be able to help through our targeted, flexible programmes that are informed by research and developed in schools. Our programmes offer a high degree of authentic, realistic exemplification from real schools, empowering change in the classroom the very next day.  

    As well as playing a key role in the delivery of our programmes, Learn-AT will also contribute to their design, drawing on local expertise and knowledge. This ensures that programmes reflect their local contexts and the needs of the communities they serve. This partnership approach will enable us to extend our reach across the country, delivering targeted professional development where the need is greatest.” 


    The National Institute of Teaching provides each of the areas of the golden thread, Initial Teacher Training, the Early Career Framework and the full suite of National Professional Qualifications. In addition to this the National Institute has announced the DfE-funded development programme for CEOs of Multi Academy Trusts. 


    For further information about the National Institute of Teaching sign up to our mailing list here. 

    We look forward to working with the NIoT as part of the network of Associate Colleges to ensure effective and evidence-informed teacher development sits at the heart of education in the East Midlands region. 

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  • Celebrating Democracy

    Published 20/09/23

    We were delighted to bring together children from schools across Learn-AT on Friday to celebrate International Day Of Democracy, an event started by the United Nations that is now celebrated in countries all over the world.

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  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    Published 09/09/22

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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