Our Trust

The Family of Learning Trust is a newly established and developing MAT serving Halifax and the adjoining areas.

The Trust is committed to a local approach, unlike some other large academy chains. It believes in “local solutions for local people”, with school improvement work being focused on a true understanding of the local communities the schools’ serve. Therefore, to enable this close working practice, all of the schools in the MAT are within a reasonable driving distance ensuring that there can be close contact and a personalised approach to leadership and school development.

The lead school, Beech Hill has supported a number of schools over recent years. It has a number of Specialist Leaders of Education delivering School to School support. Previously the school led on the School Direct Programme, training students to become teachers. Beech Hill School converted to academy status in 2011, and has subsequently developed its central services to ensure it was in strong position to convert into a Multi-academy trust after building partnerships with other schools.

The Family of Learning Trust has developed strong networks and partnerships with many other organisations; we have a large and experienced senior team with many areas of expertise including SEND, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum, HR, Inclusion and Finance. We have the capacity and expertise to make a significant impact on improving opportunities for pupils through raising attainment and improving the teaching and learning experiences in other schools.

School improvement is a key driver for the Trust and we are committed to working with schools to bring about positive change.