Our Trust

The Family of Learning Trust is a small Trust serving Calderdale 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.

The 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.

Our core purpose is to:

  • Enable academy leaders and staff to raise standards of achievement and attainment by working collaboratively across the trust.
  • Remain individual as a school and thrive in its own context.
  • Ensure our learners receive a broad, balanced, engaging curriculum.
  • Ensure all academies are achieving value for money.
  • Build capacity across all aspects of education, business and operational activity.
  • Minimise bureaucracy for leaders so they are able to focus on achieving the best outcomes for learners.
  • Recruit and retain excellent staff within the Trust.
  • Provide excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Drive school improvement through specialist staff and lead practitioners in the Trust
  • Ensure staff wellbeing and good work-life balance.
  • Provide HR/Finance and payroll support.
  • Access opportunities for close partnership working with the Local Authority and local Teaching schools to benefit our pupils.